Dan Harmon is bringing an eSports scripted series to YouTube Red
From the creator of “Community” and “Rick & Morty”
YouTube Red has been busy expanding its original offerings since launch day, and this Summer subscribers can look forward to the new series “Good Game”. The scripted series comes from YouTube Red and Starburns Industries, which is Dan Harmon’s Emmy Award-winning production company. The six-episode series follows a newly formed team of eSports players trying to make it to the top in the cutthroat world of competitive gaming. “Good Game,” created with the millions of passionate gaming and eSports fans on YouTube in mind, will debut exclusively on YouTube Red on August 30, 2017.
The streaming service called “Good Game the “The Bad News Bears” of the eSports world, and stars the Game Grumps’ Dan Avidan as “Alex,” the team’s unorthodox team manager, Arin Hanson as “Ryland,” the star team player, and Michele Morrow as “Ash,” an industry insider turned teammate. Michael Ornstein (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Mob City”), Rahul Abburi, Jade Payton and Oliver Cooper (“Californication,” “Red Oaks”) round out the cast.
The series was created by eSports industry and gaming professionals Michele Morrow and Jesse Cox, and executive produced by Starburns’ Dan Harmon (“Community” and “Rick & Morty”), Michael Waldron, Steve Levy and Jen Roskind, and Game Grumps’ Arin Hanson and Brent Lilley. Michele Morrow and Jesse Cox also serve as executive producers. Writing the series are showrunners Sarah Carbiener and Erica Rosbe (“Rick & Morty”), who also serve as executive producers. The series was co-executive produced by Antranig Balian and directed by Danny Jelinek (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Childrens Hospital” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”).
With over 4.3 million subscribers and more than 3.1 billion views, Game Grumps is the fourth largest YouTube gaming channel in North America. Launched in July 2012, hosts Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan are known for doing their own unique version of “Let’s Play” videos, providing colorful commentary while playing a variety of classic video games.
YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you access to YouTube Red Original Movies and Series like GOOD GAME. In addition, you get a premium music service and an uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids. YouTube Red is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Korea.