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Harmon’s series, which stars YouTube personalities Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson of “Game Grumps” and was created by Michele Morrow and Jesse Cox, follows a newly formed team of eSports players trying to make it to the top in the cutthroat world of competitive gaming.
The six-episode order will debut on “Game Grumps” YouTube channel in 2017, which has 4.3 million subscribers. It is produced by Harmon’s Starburns Industries.
“We’re excited to be the ones finally bringing video game content to YouTube,” Harmon quipped in a media release.
Meanwhile, 60-minute drama “Impulse” marks the first deal between Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and YouTube. Liman is attached to direct and executive produce along with Hypnotic’s David Bartis and Gene Klein. Jeffrey Lieber is writing the pilot, which is scheduled for production before the end of year.
Based on the third novel in the “Jumper” series by Steven Gould, “Impulse” features a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town, per UCP. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really was different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.
“Steven Gould’s sequel novel to ‘Jumper,’ ‘Impulse,’ fully realizes the dynamic potential of this amazing franchise and I’m excited to have the large canvas of YouTube to bring it to life,” Liman said in that deal’s press release.
As for Johnson, he got to make his own announcement on social media for his show.
Here’s that one:
More to come …
Technically, the announcements all came Monday morning at MIPCOM.