Viacom is ramping up its slate of digital originals with three new series from Comedy Central International.
The digital studio is launching female focused series Bad Cramps and Laughing at Salad and scripted series Waiting.
Bad Cramps comes from the mind of Georgie Fuller and Danni Jackson, stars of Comedy Central’s digital short Bad Snappers. The duo are back with a sexy, raucous and completely inappropriate take on everything from one-night stands to heavy periods. The series, which consists of six, five-minute episodes, launch today on Comedy Central UK’s YouTube and Facebook pages, with more regional releases in the coming weeks.
Laughing at Salad, which will launch in January, is a nine-part sketch series that features an all-female line up, including Maddie Rice, Beth Rylance, Bronwyn James, Danielle Vitalis and Elinor Lawless. Each sketch is written by different female writers, including Harriet Kemsley, Sarah Morgan, Gemma Arrowsmith, Kat Butterfield and Cassie Atkinson with topics including death threats, how to deal with a hangover and surviving the hen party from hell. The series was made in house, produced and directed by Lucy Forbes.
Finally, Comedy Central International has greenlit scripted short-form series Waiting. The show, which will begin development in January, is written by Ryan Sampson, star of ITV comedy Plebs, who has also starred in a couple episodes of Doctor Who. The ten-part show follows two characters who are stuck waiting in various different scenarios. Separately, CCI has recommissioned Fin Taylor’s Bullshit Bingo for a second season and Josh Investigates for a third season.