Yahoo is banking on comedy with two series from the creator of “Freaks and Geeks” and a veteran of “The Office.” One of the latest tech companies trying to cash in on original TV programming, its line of original TV series that will come to Yahoo Screen, Roku, and Apple TV next year. Both will be 30-minute long comedies spanning eight episodes each.
According to Yahoo! the first will feature a band of galactic travelers from Earth in the 22nd century, a time when wider space travel has yet to beget any discovery of alien life. However, the crew stumbles into an exciting and exotic alternate universe, and presumably some hijinks ensue. Feig also directed the excellent 2011 film “Bridesmaids,” if the convincing “Freaks and Geeks” credit isn’t enough.
The second show is “Sin City Saints,” which is centered around a Silicon Valley tech tycoon’s ambitious dream of building out a pro basketball franchise in Las Vegas. Bryan Gordon, a fellow Emmy-nominated director for “The Office” as well as “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” is onboard alongside executive producer Mike Tollin, whose credits include “One Tree Hill” and “Smallville.”