TBS Renews Series, Maps Out Innovative Extensions of the Show

May 7, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A series that has been performing well for TBS just picked up a renewal along with plans for show extensions including branded content, fan events, consumer products, podcasts, interactive social, mobile games, app overlays and live streams.

The network announced that all of those extensions are in store for “Final Space” in 2019. The animated space series is the youngest-skewing original series to debut on the network, reaching more than 20 million viewers across TBS’s linear, VOD and digital platforms, the network noted in announcing the show’s pickup for a second season.

The network also released “Alone in Space,” a documentary about the show clocking in at a little under 18 minutes. You can watch the video below.

“Final Space” is created by Olan Rogers, an independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur with close to 1 million YouTube subscribers. Rogers starred in season one alongside Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway.

Rogers and David Sacks are writers and executive producers for the TBS original, which is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, New Form and in association with Turner’s Studio T.

The TBS announcement adds: “Throughout the show’s first season, ‘Final Space’ and Rogers interacted with fans in innovative new ways. The pilot premiered on Reddit ten days prior to the on-air launch; an AR app brought ‘Final Space’s’ most lovable characters to life; fans were treated to exclusive merchandise offerings via shop.tbs.com and starcadet.com; and ‘Cards with Gary’ continued the show’s multiplatform storytelling by allowing Facebook users to work together and crowd source moves in a live, interactive card game. ‘Final Space’ continues to find new ways to connect with Olan Rogers’ massive, passionate fan base, who have logged more than 27 million video views on social.”

Here’s the documentary, “Alone in Space” …

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