DISNEY XD ORDERS NEW COMEDY PRANK SERIES "WALK THE PRANK"
Series Created by Adam Small ("MAD TV") and Trevor Moore ("Whitest Kids U Know")
Disney XD has ordered "Walk the Prank," a series that blends comedic storytelling with hidden camera reality pranks. It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Created by Adam Small ("MAD TV," "Jamie Kennedy Experiment") and Trevor Moore ("Whitest Kids U Know"), "Walk the Prank" will begin production in January and is scheduled to premiere in 2016.
"We are confident that Adam and Trevor will give Disney XD one-of-a-kind storytelling and unscripted surprises with the pranks," said Bonnett. "We are lucky to be in business with these creators and ready to 'Walk the Prank' with them!"
Shot in a cinema verité style, the single-camera series follows a team of practical jokesters who create hilarious over-the-top pranks for an online hidden camera show.
The series stars newcomers Cody Veith ("Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn") as Chance, Bryce Gheisar ("Dream Chasers") as Herman, Jillian Shae Spaeder ("Theatre and Me's the Bully") as Bailey, Brandon Severs ("Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn") as Dusty, and Tobie Windham ("The Wesley's") as Will, Dusty's uncle.
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.