YouTube Red Greenlights New Comedy Series Toplined By Ryan Hansen & Rob Huebe
Some of the biggest names in movie and TV comedy will be making their way to Youtube Red this Fall. From a hilarious reinvention of the traditional cop drama by renowned comedy director Rawson Marshall Thurber, to an all-new comedic scripted series from Rob Huebel, Youtube Red is building up its comedy lineup with Hollywood veterans in front of and behind the camera.
In the eight-episode, half hour comedy RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION*, the LAPD thinks it's a good idea to form a task force partnering actors with homicide detectives so they can use their "actor skills" to help solve murders. Starring Ryan Hansen ("Veronica Mars," "Party Down") who plays himself and guest star Samira Wiley ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Orange Is The New Black") as his no-nonsense partner Detective Mathers, the series features a who's who of broadcast and cable television stars playing bizarro versions of themselves including, but not limited to, Joel McHale, Jon Cryer and Kristen Bell. Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Central Intelligence," "We're the Millers," and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story") serves as the director, writer, creator and executive producer of this super meta half hour comedy procedural which is as much about Hollywood as it is an action-comedy cop show. The series is executive produced by Thurber, Scott Stuber, Beau Bauman, Krysia Plonka and Tracey Baird.
"DO YOU WANT TO SEE A DEAD BODY?" is an eight-episode comedy series that follows comedian Rob Huebel ("Childrens Hospital," "Transparent") and his celebrity friends who begrudgingly join him on adventures that see them frolicking at the beach, getting tacos, ...oh...and seeing a dead body. Celebrity guest stars include Adam Scott, Judy Greer, Terry Crews, Craig Robinson, and John Cho along with many more. Huebel, Owen Burke, Nick Jasenovec, and Jonathan Stern serve as executive producers. The series is being produced by Abominable Pictures and Funny or Die.
"From the very beginning, I've made it my goal to have storytellers of all kinds see Youtube Red as a creative haven," said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. "Showrunners need a space where they can realize their wildest ambitions and we're not afraid to hand over the keys and let them drive."
YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you access to Youtube Red Original Movies and Series like RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION* and DO YOU WANT TO SEE A DEAD BODY? In addition, you get a premium music service and an uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Gaming and Youtube Kids. Youtube Red is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Korea.
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