Uninterrupted has a new mobile-first original series in the works. The sports-centric network teamed with Warner Bros.’ Blue Ribbon Content digital studio to develop the scripted comedy series Now We’re Talking for Verizon’s mobile entertainment service go90.
Created and executive produced by Tommy Dewey (of Casual and The Mindy Project fame) and Tug Coker (The Office), Now We’re Talking started production in Los Angeles the week of January 18, 2016. The seven-episode comedy series tells the story of two former pro football quarterbacks and rivals named Tommy Arondall (Dewey) and Tug Tanner (Coker). Now We’re Talking follows Tommy and Tug as they are forced to work together to get through sports broadcasting school after their football careers peaked and ended early.
Now We’re Talking also stars Malcolm Barrett (Dear White People), Molly Ephraim (Last Man Standing), Kevin Bigley (Bojack Horseman), Fred Melamed (Hail, Caesar!), and Eamon Sheehan (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water). The scripted go90 series will also feature various sports casters and professional athletes in guest or cameo roles. Joe Nussbaum (Awkward) will direct the series, while Dewey and Coker will executive produce alongside Jennifer Gore, Nikki Kessler, and Uninterrupted’s CEO Maverick Carter and President Jamal Henderson.
In addition to Now We’re Talking, Uninterrupted has been working on another digitally-minded project. The sports network and Bleacher Report online video hub teamed with virtual reality studio Felix & Paul to produce the documentary Striving for Greatness: An Uninterrupted Original. The documentary, developed for VR platforms by Oculus Studios, takes viewers behind-the-scenes of LeBron James’ training sessions for his 13th NBA season.