Last week NBCUniversal unveiled SeeSo, confirming talk that the network may put out its own streaming service for comedy. The service is targeted at “comedy super fans” and promises new original content every week. In addition, there will be a curated selection of movies and TV, as well as live streams of stand-up comedy on a monthly basis.
The teaser sets up a fake documentary with a voiceover in the style of Werner Herzog that unveils a secret comedy society. It then unveils some of the players who will appear on the SeeSo service, including UCB co-founders Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler and Ian Roberts, as well as Tom Lennon and “Community” creator Dan Harmon. Watch the teaser above.
The service also released descriptions for three new original programs:
“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” (8×30)
A half-hour, semi-scripted comedy with an ensemble of seven real estate agents set against the backdrop of a luxury, cutthroat LA real estate firm. Created and Executive Produced by Kulap Vilaysack. Executive produced by Tom Lennon, Ben Garant, Scott Aukerman and David Jargowsky. Production services by Comedy Bang! Bang! Productions for Paramount Television.
A comedic journey into the hilarious world of fantasy roleplaying with Dan Harmon and his Comedian Companions. Starring Dan Harmon, Spencer Crittenden, Erin McGathy and Jeff Bryan Davis. Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon and Spencer Crittenden. Produced by Starburns Industries and Universal Cable Productions.
“The UCB Show” (8×30)
A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh and filmed with a live audience at UCB Sunset in Hollywood. Executive produced by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Bart Coleman, and Lou Wallach.
SeeSo will launch next year for $3.99/month.