Verizon is still eyeballing short-form content. The telco announced today that it has picked up short-form series ‘Blark & Son,’ which originally premiered on Instagram where each episode was 30-seconds. The live-action puppet series, which has been expanded to seven-minute installments, will premiere on Verizon’s go90 and Tumblr.
The 29-year old creator of the series, Ben Bayouth, originally built a set, and planned to produce the show out of his apartment. But as the series gained traction, Bayouth started putting in more time than just “weekends and nights.” He then ended up pitching the concept to Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Studios, which funded the series.
Eventually, Baymouth and Executive Producer Adam Aseraf made the decision to expand the characters into an animated comedy for Verizon’s digital network, which allowed Bayouth to expand on the world and create full body puppets and additional characters.
“Blark & Son” is produced by Stoopid Buddy Studios. Serving as executive producers are Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner.