Some of the greatest scientific discoveries were accidental, but many of the world’s catastrophes were caused by petty foolishness. The new web comedy series “Crunch Time” from and Rooster Teeth assumes both of those ideas, examining what happens when ingenuity and selfishness causes a cataclysmic event and if it’s possible to walk back from the brink of total destruction
The series follows four brilliant grad students who started making money by placing people in a lucid dream machine they created. But as a result of their actions, they create a small but potentially world-ending black hole in their college lab. Now, they’re being interrogated by top-secret government operatives who are tasked with cleaning up their mess, only they must cooperate with the scientists to do so. The problem is that the gang doesn’t know what they did to tear open the fabric of space and time, so they must tell them every illegal thing that’s occurred in their lab. The series stars Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks”), Nick Rutherford (“Saturday Night Live”), Jessy Hodges (“True Blood”), Avery Monsen (“Maron”), Brent Morin (“How to Be Single”), Michael Hyatt (“Nightcrawler”), Kirk Johnson (“Lazer Team”), and Burnie Burns (“The Amazing Race”). Watch five exclusive featurettes that introduce all the main characters below.
The six-episode series premieres on September 11th exclusively on the Rooster Teeth site with new episodes released weekly.