This year Fullscreen Films and Rooster Teeth released the crowdfunded record breaker “Lazer Team.” After launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the project and raising $2.4 million, the comedy was released in theaters in January and on YouTube Red a month later. Now, the Austin-based production company is giving audiences a new comedic sci-fi series, “Crunch Time.”
The six-episode comedy follows a group of grad students who, to make some money, start putting people into a lucid dream machine. Unfortunately, things start to go terribly wrong, accidentally creating a black hole that could destroy the world.
Mashable has exclusive images of the series which stars Samm Levine, Nick Rutherford, Jessy Hodges, Avery Monsen, Brent Morin and Michael Hyatt, among others. A cool new featurette was also released to give audiences an inside look at what to expect.
“It’s ‘Inception’ meets ‘Weird Science,’ with kind of an ‘X-Files’ shift,” says Levine in the clip. With that kind of description, we’re totally ready to tune in!
The official synopsis is as follows: After using reckless ‘cutting-edge’ science for their own petty purposes, this ragtag team creates a small but potentially world-ending black hole in their college lab. The clock is ticking for this secret government agency to clean up the mess these ‘wannabe scientists’ have made. With cooperation, the crisis could be averted before the world goes to shit. The problem?
Rooster Teeth was founded in 2003 and since then has been generating buzz within the industry. YouTube also recently announced that they would be working with the company again to develop a sequel to “Lazer Team.“
Watch the sneak peek of “Crunch Time” below. The series will debut on RoosterTeeth.com on September 11.