We all have workplace issues to deal with, but at least the IT guy isn’t filming an action TV show featuring him fighting off villains with guns — lots of guns — in the office. That’s the premise of a new series from CollegeHumor, which has created a scripted remake of its 2008 web series Fatal Decision. The new show will only be available on Verizon’s free mobile go90 streaming video app (available on iOS and Android).
There are 52 slated episodes of the Zach Reino-starring series produced by CollegeHumor’s Big Breakfast team, according to Variety. The show, which had its soft launch last week, will post new episodes on the mobile streamer each Wednesday.
“Fatal Decision, which is loosely based on the CollegeHumor web series of the same name, is the ultimate movie within a movie,” said CollegeHumor head of video Sam Reich in a statement. “We hope that audiences get invested both in the story—that of Josh Mullen, trying to make an action series—and the story within the story—that of Jack Maxwell, unstoppable action hero.”
The go90 exclusive is part of CollegeHumor’s deal to post ten new clips to the mobile streamer each month. Variety does note that, while CollegeHumor syndicates to partners like Vessel, Conde Nast Entertainment, and Samsung, most of the entertainment entity’s video audience remains on YouTube. “While CollegeHumor has been fortunate to pursue a variety of distribution opportunities, YouTube remains at the core with a primary AVOD window going to that platform,” said CollegeHumor general manager Shane Rahmani to the industry publication.
go90 launched as a mobile-only free video service aimed at millennials in October. Its catalog of 8,000 TV episodes and clips include more than 35 exclusive series with content from AwesomenessTV, Vice, and Endemol Beyond USA. The streamer also recently inked a deal to bring a limited number of live NBA games mobile phones for free.