eko Debuts Fall Slate With Four New Interactive Shows, All Episodes Now Available at eko.com
NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- eko, the leader in choice-driven entertainment, today released four brand-new, original interactive series in partnership with Funny or Die, EffinFunny, Olive Bridge Entertainment and FBE. The fall slate, which includes the fantasy series "Wizard School Dropout," time-travel high school series "Timeline," coming-of-age comedy "Epic Night," and murder mystery comedy "The Coop," is available online at eko.com and on the eko app for free.
Viewers make choices that shape the story in every episode. Through eko's patented technology, the choices are made without any interruption to the live-action video, resulting in a smooth and uninterrupted viewer experience.
"We are proud of the range of voices, talent and storytelling on display in our fall slate," said Yoni Bloch, CEO of eko. "With each show, creators pull viewers in by giving them the power to choose what happens next, ultimately giving them a greater stake in the stories they watch. Unlike traditional TV, two viewers can embark on totally different paths within the same show. This level of viewer agency and connection, simply put, is the future of entertainment."
Image and video assets for each series are available in a press kit here.
Written and created by Nora Kirkpatrick ("The Office," Hulu's "Door No 1"), "The Coop" is a reality TV who-dun-it that lets the viewer solve the case. Across 15 episodes (each are 7-10 minutes long), viewers will uncover clues, interrogate cast members, and deduce who murdered the most popular cast member in the house.
"The Coop" stars Brian Huskey ("Bob's Burgers", "Veep"), Deborah Baker Jr. ("Stan Against Evil"), Jordan Gavais ("Orphan Black"), Lou Wilson ("American Vandal"), Oliver Cooper ("Red Oaks"), Travis Mills ("Flaked"), Tory Devon Smith ("The Get Down"), Jen Tullock ("Disengaged") and Katie Wee ("Shrill")
Guest stars include, Nick Viall ("The Bachelor"), Aristotle Athiras ("Silicon Valley"), and Jon Gabrus ("What We Do In The hadows"). Kirkpatrick, who is directing all the episodes, also guest stars. The series is produced by Funny Or Die.
"Wizard School Dropout"
"Wizard School Dropout," which spans 12 8-12-minute episodes, stars Kosha Patel ("Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce", "White Famous") as Andy, along with Julie Zhan, Naomi Grossman, Michael Minto and Fahim Anwar. It is written and created by Max Gladstone, directed by Sandeep Parikh, and produced by EffinFunny.
In every choice throughout the show's eight, 5-10 minute episodes, the viewer selects how Dee feels and how she acts, each represented via emojis. These combinations create different branches in the story and also measure how true Dee is to herself and her relationships.
"Timeline" is executive produced by Scott S. Kramer ("That Moment When") for Will Gluck's Olive Bridge Entertainment.
Directed by Andrew Rhymer (Plus One), produced by JP Quicquaro (Adam Ruins Everything) and Lisa Steen (Sundowners), and written by Scarlett Bermingham (Big Boy Pants) and Sierra Katow (Last Comic Standing), the series covers 120-plus minutes of total runtime, hosts 12 possible endings and fuels over 3,000 permutations of possible story paths. The project represents a marquee production by FBE's Interactive Content Lab, the company's digital division exclusively dedicated to the development, production, and sale of interactive content. In July 2019, FBE and eko extended their initial partnership to finance more than 12 pilots that explore viable narrative and story styles for the interactive format.
For more information on Eko, visit www.eko.com.
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