Cracked Births Cracked Studios to Produce Narrative Projects
Online comedy giant Cracked (the website that made lists popular way before BuzzFeed, and continues to do them better than BuzzFeed ever hopes to*) is launching an original video production arm. Via Cracked.com’s video team, the website has launched Cracked Studios, which going forward will put a focus on creating “narrative shows and miniseries.”
Cracked already produces original, made-for-web content, including several series focused on various aspects of nerd and pop culture. The site also offers a treasure trove of one-off videos, including video versions of Cracked’s popular lists as well as sketches devoted to whatever the hell Cracked’s editors and writing staff are interested in at the time. Up until now, all of these videos have been squarely in the non-fiction category.
Now, the site wants to change that. Beginning with “Adventures in Jedi School,” a three-part miniseries about a Jedi wannabe who tries to save his school from destruction, Cracked will roll out new narrative projects on every month until the “sun eats the Earth” (though Cracked is skipping February and will seriously begin this initiative in March). “Adventures in Jedi School” will premiere on Monday, January 27 and will finish its run two days later. Similarly, other new shows to come out of the Cracked Studios venture will also be told in three parts.
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