Ed Helms and Zach Levi will be on hand to unveil their new web series, "Tiny Commando," at Yahoo’s presentation to advertisers in New York on Monday, multiple individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Helms created the show, which he stars in alongside "Chuck" star Levi. Principato-Young produced the show, which filmed earlier this year and is one of several shows Yahoo will unveil at its NewFront on Monday.
The NewFronts are the equivalent of the television Upfronts for online video. The biggest players in the burgeoning industry, such as YouTube, Yahoo, AOL and Hulu, try to convince advertisers to open their checkbooks.
Though the audience for online video continues to grow, advertisers have yet to spend more than a fraction of what they do on television.
Yahoo, which presents on Monday at 6 p.m., has carved a niche for itself in comedy. It just acquired the rights to the library of "Saturday Night Live," which fits well with original shows like "Burning Love," a parody of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films, Paramount's Insurge Pictures and Abominable Pictures, "Burning Love" has won several awards and was picked up by E! as a series.
As for "Tiny Commando," one of the people associated with it described it as a major web series in terms of scale and star wattage, but no one would share more about the substance of the project.
Levi has appeared in popular web series before, playing Ace in Freddie Wong's "Video Game High School." That show, which debuted on Wong's site RocketJump and also screened on YouTube, spawned a sequel that Wong has since filmed. Levi will next appear in the sequel to the movie "Thor."
Helms, who appeared in web series turned TV show "Children's "Hospital," has finished his work on "The Office" and will soon appear on movie screens worldwide in "The Hangover Part III" and "We're the Millers."