UNINTERRUPTED Original Series Now We’re Talking Renewed by
go90 for Second Season of Eight 22-Minute Episodes
WGA Award–Nominated Sports-Themed Comedy from Warner Bros. Television Group’s
Digital Studio Blue Ribbon Content and Creators/Executive Producers/Stars
Tommy Dewey & Tug Coker to Return in 2018
BURBANK, Calif. (December 7, 2017) — UNINTERRUPTED’s Original Series Now We’re Talking, from Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, has been renewed for a second season by go90 and will premiere on the service in 2018. The live-action sports-themed comedy will provide additional content for fans — scaling up from shortform to the traditional half-hour episode length of 22 minutes for each of the eight episodes ordered for season two.
Created, written, executive produced by and starring Tommy Dewey (Casual) and Tug Coker (The Office), the second season of Now We’re Talking will continue the hilarious rivalry between Tug and Tommy — two former professional football quarterbacks. In season two, the frenemies find their stride as they take the leap into employment as professional broadcasters.
Guest stars for season two include Michael Mosley (Ozark), Kyle Bornheimer (Casual), Cynthy Wu (upcoming The Happytime Murders), Bonnie Somerville (Code Black), Adam Lustick (Adam Ruins Everything), Kellee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us). Tug Coker & Tommy Dewey serve as executive producers on season two, along with Maverick Carter, Jason Berger and Amy Laslett. Laura Murphy (Adam Ruins Everything) is the director. The writers are Coker, Dewey, Shawn Simmons, and Sophie Pustil & Paul Jaffee.
Now We’re Talking season one featured a number of professional athletes and sports broadcasters, including Shawne Merriman, Curt Menefee, Lance Briggs, Plaxico Burress and Landry Fields. Now We’re Talking is both critically and commercially acclaimed, with the first season nominated for a 2017 Writers Guild Award in the Short Form New Media – Original category. TVGuide.com wrote that the series is “the perfect sendup of the ridiculous world of sports broadcasting,” and Forbes.com exclaimed, “If this is the future, then the future might just be bright after all.”
Founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, UNINTERRUPTED is a digital media company totally dedicated to athletes, fans, and lovers of sport. Producing a wide range of unique, creative, and captivating content, UNINTERRUPTED empowers athletes to let the world see what they see, develop their most creative ideas, and tell the stories most important to them. As sports media and cultural influence continues to expand, UNINTERRUPTED is committed to the voice of athletes and the audience that wants to go deeper. In 2015, UNINTERRUPTED entered a multi-year agreement with go90 to provide content, original series and exclusive athlete point-of-view videos. Now We’re Talking was UNINTERUPTED’s first original series for go90.
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About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include the UNINTERRUPTED comedy Now We’re Talking for go90; SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series Best Shot for YouTube Red; comedies Beerfest and JoJoHead for CW Seed; and unscripted game show Play with Caution for Disney D|XP. Current and previous animated BRC programs include Constantine, Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Vixen for CW Seed; ellen’s Pet Dish for ellentube; Ginger Snaps for ABC Digital; and Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles for Machinima. BRC also produced the Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality experience with OTOY Inc. for the Mattel View-Master.
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