Over the past year, Go90 has shown a proclivity for distributing sports comedies, which populate its Go90 Zone vertical. The latest addition to that number is In The Rough, a series from Complex Networks’ RatedRed set at a not-so-classy golf course.
In The Rough stars Ryan Merriman as a young golfer who must save the course he plays on from a buyout attempt. The fate of the course, as in many sports comedies, is determined through a game, during which Merriman and his cohorts do whatever it takes to keep the land grabbers from seizing victory.
The cast of In The Rough includes a number of performers who have found success through social media. Co-star Sunny Mabrey, for example, received more than 680 million loops on Vine, while supporting actress Lara Sebastian touts a six-digit follower count on Instagram.
For RatedRed, which refers to itself as a platform aimed at millennials in America’s heartland, In The Rough is the latest partnership with Go90; both of those properties are at least partially owned by Verizon. The official producers of the new show are Verizon Hearst Media Partners in association with NoCoast Entertainment.