The 10-episode season will stream exclusively on VRV Select
“The Cyanide & Happiness Show,” a short-form series based on a web comic of the same name, is being picked up for a fourth season at VRV.
The 10-episode season will stream exclusively on VRV Select, a streaming service available on the VRV platform, which houses a collection of OTT channels that users can subscribe to individually or in a discounted bundle.
Originally released in 2017 on YouTube, where it has more than 8 million subscribers, the show was acquired in 2015 by NBC’s now defunct Seeso, which produced second and third seasons before selling the series to VRV in 2017.
This will be the first full season of the show to air exclusively on VRV. The company, which is owned by Ellation via Otter Media (an AT&T-owned company), says the new season, which is being produced by Explosm Entertainment and Studio71, will premiere on the platform sometime later this year.
“If you’re a fan of the YouTube shorts, you’re really going to like Season 4!” said an Explosm Entertainment spokesperson. “With Season 4, we’re telling more stories with our favorite characters and introducing some new ones. We’re thinking of it as a big anthology of insane stories, some of which we’ve been working on since Season 1, but never had the chance to tell until now.”
“Explosm has cultivated a fanbase around ‘The Cyanide & Happiness Show’ that loves adult dark humor, which makes VRV the perfect home for season four,” said Gabriel VanHuss, head of programming, VRV. “With our expertise in world building and super serving the fandom community, we’re excited to unveil the show to our viewers later this year.”
Launched in 2016, the VRV is a fandom-focused video platform that features a collection of premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, NickSplat, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside its curated house channel, VRV Select.