Bite Me, Machinima‘s original zombie apocalypse comedy series, is coming back for seconds—this time on TV.
Today Machinima Chairman and CEO Allen DeBevoise and Lionsgate’s Curt Marvis announced an expanded second season of Bite Me premiering on March 6 on the Machinima Network and FEARnet, the Lionsgate, Sony and Comcast backed television cable network for horror, thriller and suspense.
“Bite Me is yet another example of the type of premium content that we know resonates with our global audience of highly engaged and influential young males, said DeBevoise. “We’re thrilled to partner with Lionsgate on the second season and look forward to expanding this into a global franchise.”
Has Bite Me outgrown its online roots?
Not only will FEARnet be the exclusive TV home for Bite Me, it will also feature extended episodes, behind the scenes content, and special presentation movie length versions of the show. The cable outlet will also offer sneak previews of upcoming episodes prior to their appearance on YouTube.
“Lionsgate is committed to creating and delivering original content that bridges the gap between traditional and digital screens,” said Marvis. Bite Me is a perfect example of our win-win approach to traditional and digital platforms, launching both on Machinima and FEARnet. Machinima is a dynamic and innovative company that is helping to change the face of the internet, and they share our entrepreneurial culture and game-changing vision. We will continue to explore these types of synergistic partnerships in the future.”
Bite Me, produced by Epic Level entertainment, garnered over 14 million views on YouTube for Season One with an average 1.4 million monthly unique viewers per episode. The series stars Yousef Abu-Taleb (Lonelygirl15), Justin Giddings (Pretty Little Liars), Ryan Welsh, Dani Lennon (The Casting Office), Risdon Roberts, and Morgan Benoit (The Forbidden Kingdom).
Be on the lookout for some Tubefilter Exclusive interviews with Bite Me Co-Creator and Co-Writer Andy Shapiro, Special Effects master Michael Del Rossa, and the Bite Me cast which includes some surprising cameos!