At a time when clear sitcoms are arduous to return by, the streaming platform behind “The Chosen” has launched the second season of the favored, family-friendly crowdfunded collection “Freelancers.”
The net comedy present on Angel App, the brand new platform from Angel Studios, follows 5 finest buddies attempting to make it as filmmakers and begin a manufacturing firm with no funds, one horrible job at a time. On the heels of the success of season one of many “Freelancers” — which obtained over 7 million natural views — the forged is again for a second season.
“In season two, we discover our freelancers evicted from their home however not from friendship,” notes the press launch. “After discovering a brand new place … they make movies for teenagers, daycare facilities, native barbers, and even a magically enchanted theme park. They work arduous collectively as finest buddies to make a greenback. Hopefully.”
Natalie Madsen, the chief producer of “Freelancers,” instructed The Christian Put up that with season two of the present, viewers can anticipate “extra of what we delivered in season one however leveled up. Loopy and lovable characters, horrible jobs, and plenty of love. And naturally, all family-friendly.”
The collection options alums from BYUtv’s viral sketch-comedy present, “Studio C,” who had gone on to create JK! Studios — and is pushed largely by ladies.
“I feel we’re a superb present that occurs to be run by ladies,” Madsen stated. “Ladies, after all, have a singular view of the world, in order that informs our comedy. We hope to be regarded as simply humorous leaders, no matter our gender. I feel feminine comedians are getting increasingly recognition, which makes me completely happy. However ladies have at all times been humorous and at all times been leaders. Thrilling that we get the possibility to do this now.”
Angel Studios — the Provo-based group behind “The Chosen” and “Dry Bar Comedy” — launched the Angel app to help creators crowdfund and distribute content material that amplifies constructive, family-friendly content material.
JK! Studios, which focuses on making family-friendly comedy, created season one of many present with a “tiny manufacturing funds and no advertising cash, but it nonetheless bought considered hundreds of thousands of instances,” they stated. However for season two, creators partnered with Angel Studios to crowdfund. The studios’ different initiatives have garnered billions of views worldwide.
Dallas Jenkins, the creator of “The Chosen,” beforehand defined to CP that although working outdoors of conventional Hollywood constructions has its challenges — significantly concerning distribution and funding — doing so permits creators to provide family-friendly content material with out backlash.
“We will’t be canceled. We’re owned by no one. We don’t have to change our message by any means to please anyone. We play by our personal guidelines,” he stated.
And the assist for “Freelancers,” Madsen stated, is “overwhelming; creators raised greater than $1 million in funding for season two.
“It exhibits me that folks actually wish to giggle, and giggle collectively. There’s a want on the earth and we’re so fortunate that we are able to fill it,” she stated, later including: “Now we have been so proud of the way it’s been obtained and hope to develop the viewers much more in 2022.”
Season two debuted in November, with new episodes launched every week till mid-December. Already, Madsen stated the response from viewers has been “wonderful” — and JK! Studios hopes to do two extra seasons and presumably a “Freelancers” film, sooner or later.
Present creators, she added, are motivated by the concept they will present some levity for viewers on the finish of what has been a very troublesome yr for a lot of.
“The tales we hear from followers about watching it collectively throughout arduous instances,” Madsen shared. “Children saying they watch us throughout chemo therapies, households watching it collectively after a mother or father has a misplaced a job. Serving to folks giggle when it’s arduous to giggle. That’s what it’s all about.”
“Freelancers” season one and two are each obtainable on Angel.
Leah M. Klett is a reporter for The Christian Put up. She will be reached at: email@example.com