Verizon’s just-launched mobile-first streaming service Go90 has ordered “FailFive,” a series inspired by Jukin Media’s viral video brand FailArmy.
Jukin will produce 50 episodes of “FailFive,” each approximately three minutes in length, which will be released weekly on the platform. Each installment will be exclusive to Go90 for 48-hours before they’re made available on the FailArmy Facebook page.
Episodes will consist of five user-generated videos exploring a single theme, with meme-style graphics and humorous commentary from hosts Chris Powers and Courtney Pauroso, star sin the current FailArmy-branded web series “Top Fails Breakdown.” The episodes will boast BuzzFeed-y titles such as “5 Girls You Meet In Your Twenties,” “5 Reasons You Didn’t Make It to the Club” and “5 Signs Your Cat is Illuminati.”
Go90 will also carry FailArmy’s regular programming slate, including its “Fails of the Week” series.
FailArmy has scored 8.5 million subscribers and 2 billion video views on YouTube, and 4.5 million fans and more than 200 million monthly video views on Facebook.
In 2014, Jukin Media partnered with Dick Clark Productions (DCP) to launch a linear TV series adaptation of the format, also titled “Fail Army,” targeting the international market. It is currently in its second 20-episode season, airing on Channel 5 sister station Spike UK, TV2 Norway, Rogers Media in Canada, TV3 New Zealand, Foxtel Australia and Sky Italia.
Jukin also teamed DCP to produce “World’s Funniest Fails,” hosted by Terry Crews, which debuted on Fox in the U.S. and City TV in Canada in January. The series is set to return with an second 9 episode season, with the title shortened to “World’s Funniest,” debuting on Nov. 6.