YouTube Red has ordered three new series – an eSports sitcom from Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty”), a time-travel show from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and most interestingly – a teleportation thriller pilot from Doug Liman.
Liman, who directed “Jumper” and “The Bourne Identity,” is attached to direct and executive produce “Impulse” which is based on the third novel in Steven Gould’s “Jumper” series.
The story features a rebellious sixteen-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport.
This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really was different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her. Jeffrey Lieber is writing the pilot which will go into production before year’s end.
Harmon’s six-episode series stars YouTube personalities Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson (“Game Grumps”) and follows a newly formed team of eSports players trying to make it to the top in the cutthroat world of competitive gaming.
Johnson’s half hour series, tentatively named “Lifeline,” is about a little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients. The company’s best man, Charlie Hooks, has never missed a save – until one case changes his life forever.
Source: The Wrap