Fullscreen is taking on the haters. Recently, the streaming service announced they’ve ordered a new series called H8TERS from comedy duo Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen.
The comedy will star Lawley and Caylen as exaggerated versions of themselves, successful YouTube stars, and as “Frank and Zweeb, two mall-dwelling video game store employees obsessed with hating on and figuring out ways to take down these social media heartthrobs.”
Fullscreen has ordered 10 episodes of H8TERS, which are expected to debut soon.
NEW YORK – January 17, 2017– Fullscreen has greenlit “H8TERS,” a new original series starring digital comedy duo Kian Lawley (“Before I Fall”) and Jc Caylen (“t@gged”). Fullscreen has ordered 10 episodes of the new series that takes comedic aim at internet celebrity and Millennial culture. Produced by Astronauts Wanted (a joint venture between Judy McGrath, former Chairperson/CEO of MTV Networks, and Sony Music Entertainment) and written by Cody Lutz and Max Lavine, “H8TERS” is shooting in Los Angeles and is expected to premiere in early 2017. New episodes will be available exclusively on Fullscreen, available anytime via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones and tablets, Chromecast and online at Fullscreen.com.
“Kian and Jc have such a talent for parodying these characters and this world, the show is just one huge vehicle to let that talent run riot,” said Nick Shore, Chief Creative Strategist, Astronauts Wanted.
“H8TERS” follows stars Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen, who play heightened versions of themselves as famous and successful YouTube stars insecure about losing their fame. Lawley and Caylen also play their own biggest haters, Frank and Zweeb, two mall-dwelling video game store employees obsessed with hating on and figuring out ways to take down these social media heartthrobs. Rounding out the core characters are a rich world of co-workers, agents, fans, girlfriends and dog-bounty hunters; many of whom will also be played by Kian and Jc while hilariously skewering hate-culture, fan-culture and everything in between.
“Fullscreen has had many years of collaboration with Kian and Jc and this series is a hilarious evolution of their creative voices,” said Scott Reich, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fullscreen. “We always encourage our talent to push themselves out of their comfort zone and the multiple, over the top characters these guys play, delivers on that challenge in a way our audience won’t forget!”
Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen are executive producers on “H8TERS.” Cody Lutz and Max Lavine are also executive producers; previously, they adapted the book SHIP IT HOLLA BALLAS! for Paramount Pictures with Fake Empire producing. For Astronauts Wanted, executive producers are Judy McGrath, Nick Shore and Kim Rosen.
What do you think? Are you familiar with Lawley and Caylen? Will you watch H8TERS?