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Paramount Plus orders players to new series from American Vandal creators

Paramount Plus orders players to new series from American Vandal creators

Paramount Plus has ordered a new documentary-style comedic series titled Players that will delve into a fictional professional League of Legends esports team.

The series is co-produced and executive produced by Tony Yasenda and Dan Perrault, the comic minds behind Netflix's critical breakout American Vandal, which gave us a pair of memorable — albeit disturbing — fictional crimes involving dick vandalism. The secret and mastermind behind it. Incident of explosive diarrhea.

The player, also a fake, will follow an esports team gunning for a championship after years of misfortune. The series will involve a clash of egos between a 17-year-old rookie, the team's "prodigy" and a 27-year veteran. What is the probability of going wrong?

Yakenda, who directed the FXX comedy series Dave, will direct the players. The series is being produced by CBS Studios in partnership with Funny Or Die, which was associated with Netflix's American Vandal. Paramount Plus offered players sparse details about the series beyond "exploring the world of esports."

But given that American Vandals' two-series run delivered a clearly inspired plot about gender graffiti and a turd burglar—somehow managing to set a new bar for the future of documentary storytelling in the process—we treat are for.

Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access) only had a handful of originals that covered any significant fanfare. But given the cultural influence of American Vandals—which managed to make us seriously ask ourselves, "Who does dicks?" —The series has the potential to be one of the service's biggest comedy debuts since its launch.

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