Fans of One Direction are to be the subject of a new documentary about the band, that will be airing in the summer.
‘I Heart One Direction’ is a one-off show that will take a look at the group’s followers – which are known as Directioners.
Set to air on Channel 4, the 60-minute special will be made with director Daisy Asquith as part of the ‘Cutting Edge’ series.
The feature will also show how fans have made an online community and interact with their idols via sites like Twitter.
Emma Cooper, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, said in a statement: “I am incredibly excited about this ‘Cutting Edge’ film and proud to call myself a fellow ‘Directioner’.
“It’s brilliant to have Daisy Asquith involved who I know will make a young and joyful documentary that will give a voice to the millions of the 1D fans who love and follow them obsessively.”
Tayte Simpson, executive producer at Mentorn Media, also added: “It will offer a fascinating insight into a new breed of idol worship. Social media has created huge communities which connect millions of fans in a way that was never possible before.
“One Direction’s use of social media to diarize their inner thoughts gives fans a sense of intimacy and ownership, fuelling strong emotions.”
The band will also be the subject of their own movie, ‘This Is Us’, which is being directed by film-maker Morgan Spurlock. The 3D movie will open on August 29 in the UK, and August 30 in the US.