New York-based FilmRise struck a deal with Above Average, a division of Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, to deliver Above Average Presents content to streaming audiences.
As part of the agreement, FilmRise will create episodes from a variety of comedy sketches from the Above Average library, including “7 Minutes in Heaven,” “Sound Advice,” and “Cool Kids’ Table,” among others. The sketches showcase high-profile talent from Paul Rudd and Tina Fey to Amy Poehler and Andy Samberg.
FilmRise will first roll out two seasons, each of 15 episodes. The first will debut in July 2022.
Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions at FilmRise, commented, “Our deal with Above Average expands our digital native offerings to include comedy with high-profile, high-quality programming. Above Average is a brand that features some of the biggest names in comedy and has over 8 million subscribers in its network and 2.4 million views on YouTube.”
Marc Lieberman, president of Above Average, added, “We are thrilled to expand Above Average’s audience to streaming viewers around the world. Since the launch of Above Average, we have watched the network grow exponentially, and are excited to partner with FilmRise’s innovative team to expand our digital footprint worldwide.”