By Sahil Patel
The companies have greenlit a second season of “Fail Army,” an unscripted comedy series based on Jukin’s popular YouTube channel of the same name. The series pulls some of the top fail videos from the channel, which has close to 7 million subscribers, into a half-hour format for TV audiences. There is no host — just voiceover narration — and as much as 60 clips are included in each episode.
Financed and distributed by Dick Clark Productions International and executive produced by DCP and Jukin, the new season of “Fail Army” will run for another 20 episodes.
Originally announced during last spring’s MIPTV confab in Cannes, “Fail Army” has since been sold to broadcasters in six different territories, including TV2 Norway, Spike UK, Rogers Media Inc. in Canada, TV3 New Zealand, Foxtel Australia, and Sky Italia. Several additional territories are in negotiation, the companies said.
This is one of two TV series Jukin and DCP are producing that’s based on Jukin’s library of user-generated video content. In the US, the companies partnered with Fox to launch “World’s Funniest Fails,” which is hosted by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews and features a panel of comedians and celebrities debating the best fails of the week.