“Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts,” a heist comedy, debuted Wednesday
Maker Studios and Warner Bros. television will co-produce “Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts,” a heist comedy created and written by “Friends” executive producers Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen.
The show will run on Maker Studios’ Nacho Punch comedy channel and marks a collaboration between the massive online video network and Studio 2.0, a division of WB TV.
“It's the most juvenile and idiotic thing we've ever done and we are very proud to share it with the world,” Reich and Cohen said in a statement. “Unfortunately, we only have a dial-up modem and a CompuServe account so we won't be able to watch, but we hope other people enjoy it.”
The show stars Michael Mosley, Tony Cavalero and Josh Zuckerman as a trio of bank robbers who stumble their way through heists. The first season will run 10 episodes, each three to five minutes long, and debuted Wednesday. The show will appear on other distribution platforms in February.
Comedy is one of the most important genres for Maker, the Los Angeles-based studio home to YouTube stars such as KassemG and Epic Rap Battles of History.
It recently partnered with Red Hour Digital for future seasons of “Next Time on Lonny” and prominent comedy festival Just for Laughs.
“Maker strives to align ourselves with content that cuts through the noise and it was clear from the get-go that Andrew and Ted were able to take their gloves off in ‘Robin Banks’—a series we know our audience will gravitate towards,” Andy Vick, Maker’s GM of Comedy, said in a statement. “We are always looking to enhance the original programming experience so partnering with Studio 2.0 was a clear choice, and we couldn't be happier about being in business with them.”
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