Fandango is continuing its push into the original content game. The online ticket service has plans to launch a new web talk series, Deadline reports. The stars of the show will be TV writer and producer Phil Rosenthal (best known for Everybody Loves Raymond) and writer David Wild, along with various celebrity guests.
As the title implies, the show will be centered around lunch, but presumably there will be no nudity involved. Throughout the series, episodes will feature different famous figures, a concept that sounds very similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s Crackle Web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee There is a new spin, though. Whereas Seinfeld takes his coffee dates out in snazzy cars and they discuss everything under the sun, the conversations on Naked Lunch will be largely movie-centric, as one would expect on Fandango, and the guests will extend beyond comedians.
“This show is being created with Fandango so we can share our lunchtime fun with the world — and more importantly, write off our meals as legitimate business expenses,” said Rosenthal and Wild in a statement. “We look forward to intimate conversations with a wide range of smart and funny people hungry for a little movie talk and a little lunch.”
With the show still in development, guests have yet to be announced. We do wonder if comedian David Steinberg might be somehow involved, given that he recently lunched with the duo. Rosenthal tweeted a photo (shown above) on Sept. 15. According to Deadline, the lunches may be filmed at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles at Fairfax Ave. and 3rd Street.
Naked Lunch is the latest addition to Fandango Movieclips’ pool of original content, joining several other movie-focused video series, including Movie3Some, I Love Movies, and Weekend Ticket, among others. With an Emmy winner and Rosenthal and an Emmy nominee in Wild, there’s no denying that the show has potential, but how well the series performs may ultimately depend on which celebrities are locked down to guest star.