[05/07/18 - 09:09 AM] TBS Renews Epic Space Romp "Final Space" for Second Season The intergalactic space saga is TBS' youngest- skewing original series to debut on the network, reaching more than 20 million viewers across TBS' linear, VOD and digital platforms.
[via press release from TBS]
TBS Renews Epic Space Romp "Final Space" for Second Season
Network's Youngest-Skewing Original Series Has Reached More Than 20 Million Viewers
Watch: Olan Rogers' "Alone in Space"
Chookity Pok! TBS has renewed its original animated series Final Space for a second season. Born from a seven-minute pilot created by "Tennessee wonder child" Olan Rogers, the intergalactic space saga is TBS' youngest- skewing original series to debut on the network, reaching more than 20 million viewers across TBS' linear, VOD and digital platforms. The series pick-up is the latest in a string of renewals for the network, which saw every original series renewed for additional seasons in the last year.
Final Space is created by Olan Rogers, an independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur with close to a million YouTube subscribers. Rogers starred in season one alongside Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway. Rogers and David Sacks are writers and executive producers for the TBS original, which is produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco, New Form and in association with Turner's Studio T.
ALONE IN SPACE
Throughout the show's first season, Final Space and Rogers interacted with fans in innovative new ways. The pilot premiered on Reddit ten days prior to the on-air launch; an AR app brought Final Space's most loveable characters to life; fans were treated to exclusive merchandise offerings via shop.tbs.com and starcadet.com; and "Cards with Gary" continued the show's multiplatform storytelling by allowing Facebook users to work together and crowd source moves in a live, interactive card game. Final Space continues to find new ways to connect with Olan Rogers' massive, passionate fan base, who have logged more than 27 million video views on social.
Fans and brands can look to engage with Final Space in even more ways in 2019. A variety of show extensions are planned to complement the series: branded content, fan events, consumer products, podcasts, interactive social, mobile games, app overlays, and live streams are all in development for fans and partners looking to connect.
TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable's top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to eight of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable - Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth, Search Party, Wrecked, The Guest Book , and The Last O.G. - as well as animated series Final Space, American Dad! and Tarantula. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes competition series Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild. Upcoming comedies include Miracle Workers and Close Enough. TBS also presents late-night programing in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn 99, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's eSports gaming competition.
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