TBS’ comedy series “Search Party” has scored a new life and a new platform.
The critically acclaimed single-camera cult comedy series is shifting over to the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform HBO Max for the upcoming third season which will debut when the service launches in Spring 2020.
On top of that, the streamer has also ordered a fourth season of the show which stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall, John Early and John Reynolds. The dark comedy follows a group of privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder. Season three finds the gang swept up in the trial of the century after Dory and Drew are charged for the semi-accidental murder of a private investigator.
The series has been a big success on VOD, becoming the fastest TBS original to reach 1 million views and delivered the youngest, most diverse audience of any TBS original. But the promising digital showing didn’t yield strong linear ratings and likely would’ve been cancelled had it stayed at TBS.
Kevin Reilly, TBS president and HBO Max’s CCO says: “With HBO Max we have the unique opportunity to continue this brilliant, acclaimed series and connect with even more of the younger, digital natives who have worshipped it the most.”
Source: HBO Max