Prime Video Sets August 1 Premiere for Creator-Driven ‘Influenced' Talk Show from Candle Media's Hello Sunshine and Amazon MGM

Today,  Prime Video announced it is releasing a ten-episode, content creator-led talk show, Influenced, from Candle Media’s Hello Sunshine and Amazon MGM Studios. The thirty-minute episodes will be co-hosted by popular social media personalities, Achieng Agutu, Eyal Booker, Tefi Pessoa, Taryn Delanie Smith, and Cyrus Veyssi. Influenced will premiere Thursday, August 1 exclusively on Prime Video in select territories.

Influenced is an evolution of the talk show format, bridging the gap between social media and TV, led by a panel of top content creators with varying spheres of influence and interest, and featuring subject matter experts whose businesses were built across mediums. Influenced encompasses all things lifestyle from food, fashion, home design, travel, and beauty to entertainment, popular culture, mental health, spirituality, and wellness.

“With our producing partner Hello Sunshine, we’re excited to refresh an enduring TV format,” says Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals unscripted and targeted programming, Amazon MGM Studios. “Blending what’s topical and relevant on social with what’s comforting and familiar about television, we can’t thank our partners, creators, and guests enough for joining us in this joyful and enlightening experiment.”

Influenced is a blast! A show that perfectly combines the fun and relatable vibes of social media with the tips & takeaway of a 2024 version of a talk show,” said Sara Rea, Head of Unscripted Television at Hello Sunshine. “The hosts have so much chemistry – they will make you laugh, cry, and want to curl up on the couch with them, all in the span of a fast-paced half hour. In fact, some of the guests never wanted to leave, which speaks to the absolute joy that they bring to the screen.