YouTube Red has ordered a time-travel show from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as a teleportation pilot from Doug Liman.
“Steven Gould’s sequel novel to Jumper, Impulse, fully realizes the dynamic potential of this amazing franchise and I’m excited to have the large canvas of YouTube to bring it to life,” said Liman.
“We are excited to be in business with an iconic director and producer like Doug Liman and an incredible writer like Jeff Lieber. They are exceptional storytellers who have the ability to draw you into the lives of unconventional yet relatable characters. We look forward to bringing this pilot to life with our partners at Universal Cable Productions.” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “Sci-fi and action adventure are huge on YouTube, and our audience will be intrigued by the show’s unexpected plot twists and turns in this studio-quality thriller.”
“‘Impulse’ is a genre bending sci-fi thriller that taps into the teenage desire to disappear when life shows its dark side,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, Universal Cable Productions. “We are excited to be working with Doug Liman, Dave Bartis and Gene Klein at Hypnotic, and we love working with Susanne Daniels and the team at YouTube.”
Johnson got to make his own announcement on social media for his show. Here’s that:
More to come …