Image: Riot Games

American Vandal’s Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault have successfully pitched a new series to Paramount+ called Players, a mockumentary that follows a fictional League of Legends team. Released in 2009, it is one of the most popular esports games on the planet. There is sure to be plenty of material to draw upon.

The pair will share executive producer credits alongside Joe Farrell and Mike Farah (Funny or Die), Riot Games, 3Arts’ Ari Lubet, Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Todd Sellers, and Tim McAuliffe. Tony Yacenda will direct the project, while CBS Studios and Funny or Die will produce it. Casting and launch details for the new show have not been revealed. Since Riot Games will have some involvement with the project, there should be some authenticity to the show.

Image: Riot Games

Players follows a fictional pro League of Legends team as they pursue their first championship after years of close calls and heartache. To win it all, they will need their prodigy, a 17-year-old rookie, and their 27-year-old veteran to put their egos aside and work together.

Source: Variety (via PC Gamer)

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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6 Comments

  1. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 40544, member: 297″]
    They should have made Christopher Guest do it.
    [/QUOTE]
    If it’s not at least in the spirit of [I]This is Spinal Tap[/I] then I will be severely disappointed.

  2. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 40667, member: 180″]
    If it’s not at least in the spirit of [I]This is Spinal Tap[/I] then I will be severely disappointed.
    [/QUOTE]
    It might actually be worth watching if this is the case

  3. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 40667, member: 180″]
    If it’s not at least in the spirit of [I]This is Spinal Tap[/I] then I will be severely disappointed.
    [/QUOTE]

    Best in show was really good too. But nothing compares to Spinal Tap

  4. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 40743, member: 87″]
    It could be fun if they got Matt and Trey to do a couple of episodes.
    [/QUOTE]

    That could be funny.

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