Verizon mobile-first platform Go90 has released the official trailer (below) for its upcoming series “Now We’re Talking,” the first scripted show from NBA star LeBron James’ digital media company Uninterrupted, produced in partnership with Warner Bros.’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content.
The short-form digital series follows the careers of former quarterbacks Tug Tanner (Tug Coker, “The Office”) and Tommy Arondall (Tommy Dewey, “Casual”), who have fallen from the top of the NFL game to the bottom of their class in sports broadcasting school.
The seven-episode series debuts exclusively on Go90 on Sept. 14. New episodes will premiere every Wednesday.
“Now We’re Talking” is directed by Joe Nussbaum (“Awkward”) and written by Coker and Dewey, who executive produce along with Uninterrupted CEO Maverick Carter, SpringHill Entertainment president Jamal Henderson, Jennifer Gore (“Too Late with Adam Carolla”) and Nikki Kessler (“Mind of Mencia”).
In addition to Dewey and Coker, the cast of “Now We’re Talking” also includes Malcolm Barrett (“Timeless,” “Dear White People,” “Better Off Ted”), Molly Ephraim (“Last Man Standing,” the “Paranormal Activity” movies), Fred Melamed (“In a World…,” “A Serious Man,” “Lady Dynamite”), Kevin Bigley (“Sirens,” “BoJack Horseman”), LaMonica Garrett (“Blackish,” “Designated Survivor,” “The Last Ship”) and Eamon Sheehan. It will also feature professional athletes and sports broadcasters in guest star and cameo roles including Shawne Merriman, Arian Foster, Shaun Phillips, Lance Briggs, Landry Fields, Marcedes Lewis, Curt Menefee and Plaxico Burress.
Launched in the fall of 2014, Uninterrupted offers professional athletes an opportunity to tell their stories and build their brands with original content ranging from short-form video to original scripted content and ongoing series, distributed across multiple platforms including Turner’s Bleacher Report and Facebook’s 360 platform, as well as Verizon’s Go90. In November 2015, it received $15.8 million in funding from Warner Brothers Entertainment and Turner Sports (both Time Warner companies).