Web comedy pioneers The Fine Bros have been signed to produce season two of their original web series Lost Parodies for Montreal-based video comedy site Just For Laughs. The Fine Bros’ popular web series parody of ABC’s Lost is a live action satire drama starring action-figure puppets. Benny & Rafi Fine have produced online comedy videos for more than four years racking up over 20 million combined views, including the banned-from-YouTube G.I. Joe parody Epic Saga featuring the Hasbro brand action-figures.
Easily one of the brothers’ most popular series, Lost Parodies has garnered over 4 million views across the internet, so it was no surprise that Just For Laughs, which prides itself on its commitment to finding and partnering with established internet comedy brands, took interest in the series. “Just For Laughs ended up being the perfect match to give the show a home beyond our usual destinations, and give them a series that can get them a lot of exposure and awareness to Just For Laughs becoming an online destination and not just a great comedy festival,” said The Fine Bros.
As for the series, The Fine Bros tell us that Hurley is going to die at least five times. “We know it’s not usually a good idea to reveal character deaths like that, but we are just so broken up about it that we had to let everyone know.” And especially now that the Lost action figures are no longer being produced, Benny & Rafi are resorting to some creative ways to get the stories across. “There also will be quite the array of chaos on the Island as the castaways deal with even more unlikely people showing up.” No release date has been set yet, though it should be some time in the next year, according to the brothers.