Paramount Plus orders new collection Gamers from American Vandal creators
Paramount Plus has ordered a brand new documentary-style comedic collection titled Gamers that may delve right into a fictional skilled League of Legends esports crew.
The collection is co-created and govt produced by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, the comedic minds behind Netflix’s vital breakout American Vandal, which memorably gave us a pair of riveting — albeit disturbed — mysteries about fictional crimes involving dick vandalism and the mastermind behind an explosive diarrhea incident.
Gamers, additionally a mockumentary, will comply with an esports crew gunning for a championship after years of misfortune. The collection will contain a conflict of egos between a 17-year-old rookie, the crew’s “prodigy,” and a veteran 27-year-old. What may probably go improper?
Yacenda, who directed FXX comedy collection Dave, will direct Gamers. The collection is being produced by CBS Studios in partnership with Humorous Or Die, which was connected to Netflix’s American Vandal. Paramount Plus provided sparse element in regards to the collection past stating Gamers “will discover the world of esports.”
However provided that American Vandal’s two-series run delivered frankly impressed plotlines about penis graffiti and a Turd Burglar — in some way managing to set a brand new bar for the way forward for documentary storytelling within the course of — we’re in for a deal with.
Paramount Plus (previously CBS All Entry) has solely had a handful of originals that drummed up any vital fanfare. However given the cultural influence of American Vandal — which managed to make us significantly ask ourselves, “Who dick the dicks?” — this collection has the potential to be one of many service’s largest comedy debuts because it launched.