Yahoo invades the entertainment industry with its first two television series, set to launch next year.
Yahoo announced two original comedy series today - its first among a planned lineup of shows. The company nabbed a strategic partnership with some of the wittiest and talented writers in the industry, as well as heavyweight producers and directors.
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The two shows are "Other Space" and "Sin City Saints." Yahoo is launching them next year through its Yahoo Screen video-sharing website and Yahoo Screen mobile app. They will be made available as 30-minute episodes, the company said in a statement today.
Other Space is written by Paul Feig, the acclaimed creator of "Freaks and Geeks" and director of popular shows including "The Office" and "Arrested Development." It's a space adventure series about a spaceship on a mission to explore an alternate universe.
Meanwhile, "Sin City Saints" is directed by Mike Tollin and Bryan Gordon. The series revolves around a Silicon Valley tycoon named Jake Tullus whose lifelong dream is to buy a pro basketball team. Sin City Saints will follow the triumphs, travails, and transgressions of Las Vegas’ first major league sports franchise, Yahoo said.