YouTube Red has ordered full seasons of the scripted comedy series Broke and the competition show Squad Wars from Buzzfeed Motion Pictures.
Broke is an 11-episode series following the lives of best friends and recent grads pursuing big dreams. The series was created by and stars Quinta Brunson, a BFMP producer and development partner, along with Maurice Williams and Paul Dupree, and debuts exclusively on YouTube Red September 28, 2016.
SquadWars features pits squads competing against one another in various outrageous tests for the chance to face off against BuzzFeed’s Try Guys (Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, Eugene Lee Yang). The series will be debut on YouTube Red in 2017.
Quinta Brunson, Matthew Henick and Jared Sosa will serve as executive producers on Broke. Brunson, Kate Peterman and Garrick Bernard wrote the series, with Sosa and Adam Bianchi directing.
Production will begin on Squad Wars this fall, with the Try Guys producing the series in addition to hosting roles.