WWE Studios and Film Roman will co-finance and co-produce up to 13 three-minute webisodes of the new animated series entitled Camp WWE. Mike Benson, whose credits include Entourage and The Bernie Mac Show, will script them. The comedy is adult-themed, like Film Roman’s The Simpsons and King Of The Hill and covers the formative years of WWE stars, whose misbehavior prompts their parents to send them off to Camp WWE to be turned into model citizens by feared counselor Vince McMahon. That seems to be grounds for comedy, right? Actually, the grapplers are pretty calm offstage. Once at Newsday, I had the pleasure of having a late night dinner at the Carnegie Deli with Abdullah The Butcher, Ivan Putski and several others after their match. Despite that you could see the lumps and bumps and the spots where they routinely cut their scalps to bleed and make the pretend violence look more believable, these guys were total amiable gentlemen. And boy, could they put away the food.
“Film Roman has been involved with some of the most well-known and humorous animated series,” said Michael Luisi, President WWE Studios. “They are the perfect partners for WWE Studios to capture our superstars in a truly unique and fun way.” UTA, Inphenate and Hirsh Wallerstein rep Benson.