The company’s newest Snapchat series seeks to reunite former best friends in “BFF Court”
Elizabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks, a media company with a focus on mobile-first video, is currently in pre-production on a series it is developing for Snapchat, according to a casting call posted on the casting site Backstage.com.
The series, titled “BFF Court,” will attempt to incorporate a host with similar spunk shown by Judy Sheindlin, host of the courtroom reality series “Judge Judy,” one of the most successful television shows in history.
“Casting a new comedic reality show for Snapchat, reuniting former best friends on a mission to figure out what exactly went wrong (did they never wash dishes, always have a new guy over, ate all your food, etc.), ” the post reads. “This show will be guided by a comedic, larger-than-life host (think “Judge Judy” for feuding friends) seeking to glue back a broken friendship, offer a second chance–or at least some awkward closure thorough the ex-BFF court.”
The casting call is looking for disputes ranging from friends breaking up because one of them was too big a mooch to a friendship being ruined by the introduction of a baby or pet. The company is also seeking people who want to take a current friend to “court” for a past wrongdoing.
When launched, the new show will add to Vertical Networks’ growing slate of Snapchat shows. The company has a mix of unscripted and scripted shows on the platform including “Parental Guidance,” “Solve,” and “Phone Swap,” which received an average of 10 million views an episode and was recently adapted for television by Fox Television Stations.
[UPDATE] William Morris Endeavor (WME) brokered the deal between the two companies.