Maker Studios pulled the curtain back on its slate for Verizon’s Go90 today, revealing eight exclusive original series it’s producing for the recently-launched, ad-supported, mobile platform, including Marvel and “Star Wars” themed shows.
Maker’s first Go90 series, premiering today, is “Geekenders. It follows popular YouTube gamers Jess Cox and Brooke Lawson (a.k.a. Dodger) as they travel across the U.S. in search of “geek” alternatives to the usual tourist spots, from the Detroit planetarium to the Coney Island Circus Sideshow.
Maker’s other upcoming titles for Go90 include:
- “Marvel’s Off The Rack”: Traditional and digital stars experience some of the latest Marvel stories through discussions and reenactments, with special cameos from Marvel creators.
- “In A Galaxy”: A collaboration with Warrior Poets and Lucasfilm taking a look inside the lives of 22 “Star Wars” super fans.
- “Defining Beauty”: A quartet of top African-American beauty influencers (Shameless Maya, SimplyBiancaAlexa, Nik Scott and Taren Guy) return for a second season, exclusive to Go90, in which they once again examine how society defines beauty, while paying tribute to the cultural and personal icons that have helped shape them.
- “Fantasy Quest”: A cast of characters explores a world of fantasy and imagination powered by Minecraft. Go90 will also be home to an exclusive 3D animated do-it-yourself series that explores the arts, crafts and cosplay side of gaming from inside the RPG “Fantasy Quest” fan community.
- “Polaris Grand Prix”: An obstacle-strewn, video game-inspired go-kart race starring some of the biggest names from Maker’s Polaris gaming network, including Yogscast, LDShadowLady, CinnamonToastKen and UberHaxorNova.
- “Prank School”: Prankster magician Rahat, whose YouTube channel Magic of Rahat boasts over 4.3 million subscribers, takes on apprentices and teaches them the magical art of pranking, from how to construct props to unleashing the gags on an unsuspecting public.
- “Untitled Jabbawockeez Project”: A dance competition series featuring young hopefuls from across the country battling it out to become a new member of the Jabbawockeez, the season one winners of “America’s Best Dance Crew.”
Go90 currently hosts thousands of on-demand short-form videos from Maker’s vast content library, refreshed monthly, and it plans to add more than 100 hours of Maker live fan event coverage in the coming months.
Available for download on compatible iOS and Android devices, Go90 also features content from AwesomenessTV, Comedy Central, Discovery Communications, ESPN, Machinima, MTV, New Form Digital, Nickelodeon, Scripps Networks Interactive, Tastemade and Vice Media. It offers social sharing features such as “cut & chare,” “crews” (to chat and share with other fans), “share out” (to connect across go90, SMS, Facebook, Twitter and email), “follow” (to track a favorite show) and “crowdsource” (to get recommendations from the community).