CollegeHumor is taking its newest comedy series, Fatal Decision, direct to mobile.
The 52-episode series had a soft launch earlier this month on Verizon’s G90 platform, with weekly installments scheduled to drop every Wednesday on CollegeHumor’s Go90 channel.
The series is loosely based on a CollegeHumor web series of the same name, and written as “the ultimate movie within a movie,” said Sam Reich, president of Big Breakfast and head of video at CollegeHumor, in a statement.
The scripted story follows the adventures of Josh Mullen, an IT tech and aspiring filmmaker who shoots action movies during work hours, casting himself as the unstoppable “Super CIA” operative Jack Maxwell. Throughout the series, Agent Maxwell thwarts terrorist plots, crime syndicates, natural disasters and alien invasions.
“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,” said Reich.
Fatal Decision stars Zach Reino in the lead character, and features actors Zeke Nicholson, Pam Murphy and Andrew Pifko, along with a host of celebrity guests including Geoffrey Arend, Jake Busey, MC Gainey, Christina Hendricks, Nathalie Kelley, Eric Roberts, Tom Sizemore, and Reginald Veljohnson.
The series is produced by Big Breakfast, the linear and digital prodco behind the collection of CollegeHumor Originals. Executive producers of the series include Reich, Spencer Griffin and Jon Cohen, all executives with Big Breakfast.
Though there are some serious competitors looking to take away the title (including Fusion’s soon-to-launch F-Comedy portal), CollegeHumor is currently ranked the most-watched comedy channel on YouTube, with more than four billion lifetime views and 10 million subscribers.
Go90, meanwhile, continues to build up its library of original titles, striking content deals with MCNs’ Whistle Sports, Machinima, Endemol Beyond and Maker Studios, as well as digital prodco New Form Digital, which is crafting six new programs to roll out over 2016. Go90 is available to stream over iOS and Android.
Photo: (Left to right) Zeke Nicholson, Pam Murphy, Zach Reino and Andrew Pifko