Stage 13’s First Scripted Series Launches on Verizon’s go90 on June 22nd
“High School has always been kind of like a horror movie, but Snatchers takes it to a whole new level…” Mashable
LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verizon’s go90 and Stage 13, a fearless digital content brand under Warner Bros Digital Networks, today announced that the original scripted horror-comedy series “Snatchers” will be premiering on June 22nd exclusively on go90. “Snatchers” marks Stage 13’s first series launch.
“Snatchers” is centered on a status-obsessed teen who, after having sex for the first time, finds herself pregnant…with an alien. New episodes will be available weekly on go90.com and the go90 mobile app, and anyone with a smartphone can download go90 for free via the App Store or Google Play. The eight-episode series will be available on go90’s XO and Saga channels. New episodes will premiere every Thursday with the first two episodes launching on June 22nd.
Making its debut this year in the Sundance Film Festival’s “Midnight Episodic Showcase,” “Snatchers” is about Sara, a status-obsessed high school student, who, to preserve her social standing, has sex for the first time and unexpectedly wakes up pregnant…really pregnant. Things take an interesting turn the morning after she loses her virginity when she quickly discovers she’s pregnant with an alien baby screaming to get out. Now she’ll have to team up with her nerdy ex-best friend Hayley to fight against an extraterrestrial threat, and hopefully keep her mom and friends from finding out about her alien offspring.
“Stage 13 is about curating unique talent and compelling stories for the digital space and we are excited to have our first launch – ‘Snatchers’ – be on go90,” said Diana Mogollón, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Stage 13. “The creative team behind ‘Snatchers’ has created a brilliant horror comedy series that had Sundance audiences captivated, shocking them and making them laugh out loud. We’re excited to bring this witty, unexpected new horror/comedy story to a wider audience.”
“The horror genre continues to surge in popularity with stories and themes that are smart, relevant and in touch with their audience and that’s what you get with ‘Snatchers,’” said Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer for go90. “This go90 exclusive series, from digital-first content brand Stage 13, a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, promises to connect with our horror enthusiasts.”
“Snatchers” is written by Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman & Scott Yacyshyn (Olde Money Boyz), and directed by Stephen Cedars & Benji Kleiman. The series stars Mary Nepi, Gabrielle Elyse (Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans”), Austin Fryberger, JJ Nolan, Nick Gomez (Amazon’s “Bosch”) and Rich Fulcher (“Drunk History”). Executive Producers are Emmy-award winning Paul Young (“Blackish,” “Key and Peele,” Keanu, Central Intelligence) and Peter Principato (“Blackish,” “Key and Peele,” Keanu, Central Intelligence) of Principato-Young Entertainment, Cedars, Kleiman and Yacyshyn. Producers include Eric Fisher, Scott Hinckley, and Elli Legerski.
ABOUT STAGE 13
Stage 13 is a fearless, original digital content brand showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling. Creating dynamic, unapologetic series for a multi-dimensional audience, the brand is part of the Warner Bros Digital Networks.
ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks is responsible for creating and building the Studio’s digital and OTT video services, producing digital native content and growing Warner Bros.’ direct-to-consumer capabilities by expanding Warner Bros.’ footprint by launching new offerings, growing current company-owned services and making strategic alliances. As part of Time Warner’s overall growth in direct-to-consumer offerings, WBDN works closely with sister divisions Turner and HBO. WBDN’s current portfolio includes Boomerang (a partnership with Turner), DramaFever, Machinima, Warner Archive, Stage 13, Uninterrupted (a partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter), Ellen Digital Ventures (a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres) and a DC Entertainment-branded service debuting in 2018. WBDN also has a number of initiatives in various stages of development which will be rolled out as part of the division’s ongoing strategy.
go90 is a free, digital entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover and view content from the most beloved networks, distributors, creators, audiences and brands in online entertainment. Available on the web, iOS and Android, go90 brings together and delivers premier entertainment experiences across every screen. go90 is part of the Verizon Communications family of companies. Anyone with a smartphone can download go90 for free via the App Store or Google Play.
CONTACT: go90 media contact: Meaghan Ford [email protected] Warner Bros. Digital Networks contact: Marian Koltai-Levine, PMK*BNC [email protected] Stage 13 media contacts: Hanna Bolte, Stage13/Bolte Media 310-497-5586; [email protected] Natalie Yallouz MPRM Communications [email protected] / 323-933-3399