Paramount+ Releases Official Trailer and Premiere Date for Original Series ‘Players’
Produced by CBS Studios in association with Funny or Die and co-created and executive produced by Peabody Award winners Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, the 10-episode series will premiere on Thursday, June 16, exclusively on Paramount+.
The First Three Episodes of the Comedic Documentary-Style Series Will Premiere Thursday, June 16, Exclusively on Paramount+
Co-Created and Executive Produced by Peabody Award Winners Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, (“American Vandal”), “Players” Is Produced by CBS Studios in Association with Funny Or Die.
May 9, 2022 – Paramount+ today released the official trailer, premiere date and key art for the upcoming original series PLAYERS. Produced by CBS Studios in association with Funny Or Die and co-created and executive produced by Peabody Award winners Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, the ten-episode series will premiere on Thursday, June 16, exclusively on Paramount+. The first three episodes will be available to stream at launch on Paramount+ in the U.S. and in all other markets where the service is currently available. Following the series’ premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays.
PLAYERS is a comedic documentary-style series that follows a fictional pro “League of Legends” esports team as they pursue their first championship after years of close calls and heartache. To win it all, they will need their prodigy, a 17-year-old rookie, and their 27-year-old veteran to put their egos aside and work together.
The series stars Misha Brooks as Creamcheese, Da’Jour Jones as Organizm, and Ely Henry as their coach, Kyle Braxton. Holly Chou, Stephen Schneider, Peter Thurnwald, Youngbin Chung, Moses Storm, Alexa Mansour, Noh “Arrow” Dong-Hyeon, Michael “Miko” Ahn, Luke Tennie and Dan Perrault also appear.
PLAYERS will reunite Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, the duo behind “American Vandal,” as co-creators and executive producers, with Yacenda also directing. Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell, Mike Farah and Jim Ziegler also serve as executive producers alongside Tim McAuliffe, Riot Games, 3Arts’ Ari Lubet and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Todd Sellers. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
Riot Games’ “League of Legends” is the most-played PC game in the world and generates billions of hours of gameplay per year. “League of Legends” is also the largest esport on the planet, with the 2021 “League of Legends” World Championship Finals generating a record-breaking 30.6 million average-minute audience.
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage. For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.
About CBS Studios
CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as NCIS, CSI and the ever-growing STAR TREK universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.
About Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die (FOD) is a premiere entertainment brand and independent comedy studio that creates award-winning premium content with today’s biggest stars and tomorrow’s exciting voices. Funny Or Die reaches a global audience of more than 40 million people across all our social platforms. The company has produced the critically acclaimed Brockmire for IFC, Emmy nominated “Billy on the Street,” the Peabody Award-winning “American Vandal” for Netflix, the Emmy nominated Sarah Silverman series “I Love You, America” for Hulu, and the feature films, “Between Two Ferns: The Movie” for Netflix and “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” for Warner Media. Funny Or Die is in production with “WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story” for Roku, and PLAYERS for Paramount +. Funny Or Die was founded in 2007, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy’s infamous “The Landlord” video, and has since become a comedy juggernaut. In May 2021, it was announced that Funny Or Die had been acquired by Henry R. Muñoz III, a nationally respected business leader, philanthropist and activist, known for creating movements that inspire massive change in American institutions, where he works at the intersection of design, politics and cultural empowerment.