Verizon’s mobile-first platform Go90 is adding another title to its ever-expanding programming slate. Today, New Form Digital announced that it has begun production on “Pulse,” and original 12-episode music series that will debut on Go90 in the fall.
Shooting in Montreal through the end of June, “Pulse” stars Canadian native Katie Findlay (“How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Killing”) as Hannah Cooper, aspiring musician who travels to Berlin in search of a missing friend and finds herself drawn into the city’s decadent club scene.
Described in a press release as “a lush and provocative EDM musical,” “Pulse” was created by writer and musician Kyle Jarrow, whose previous credits include “A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant,” an Obie-winning satirical musical about L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.
Musician Duncan Sheik, best known for his 1996 hit single “Barely Breathing” and the 2006 Broadway musical “Spring Awakening,” wrote and arranged the score for the series, which will feature an original song performed by the cast in each episode. Jarrow and Sheik previously collaborated with Jarrow on the musical “Whisper House.”
“Pulse” is being directed by Anna Mastro, who has previously helmed episodes of TV series such as “Royal Crush” and “Guidance” and several films, including “Walter,” starring Milo Ventimiglia and William H. Macy.
The series also stars Craig Stickland, Calum Worthy, Melissa O’Neil and Alexandre Landry. Popular YouTubers Meg DeAngelis and Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time) will make guest appearances.
“Pulse” is the latest in a long string of Go90 series produced by New Form Digital that includes “Algorhythm,” “Cold,” “The Fourth Door,” “Mr. Student Body President” and “RePlay.” It has also produced series for Vimeo (Sawyer Hartman’s “Parallax” and PJ Ligouri’s “Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures”) and array of other digital outlets, including YouTube Red, CW’s The Seed, Refinery29 and Fullscreen’s recently-launched VOD platform.
New Form Digital was launched in the spring of 2014 as an independent venture backed by Discovery Communications, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg of Imagine Films, attorney Craig Jacobson, former Tribune Broadcasting president Ed Wilson, former William Morris chief Jim Wiatt and CAA.