John Krasinski’s SOME GOOD NEWS Web Series Sells to ViacomCBS
By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer
John Krasinski’s SOME GOOD NEWS web series is now part of ViacomCBS family as the star opted to sell his popular feel-good show.
Krasinski said Thursday in a statement, “Could not be more excited and proud to be partnering with CBS/Viacom to be able to bring Some Good News to so many more people!”
The A QUIET PLACE writer, director and star launched the web series after the coronavirus pandemic hit America in mid-March. After the first episode aired, Krasinski reportedly had a flood of networks and streaming services looking to buy his show.
In the end, CBS Entertainment President George Cheeks was a big part of the conglomerate winning the series. Krasinski also has a relationship with CBS as A QUIET PLACE, and the upcoming sequel A QUIET PLACE II, is owned by Paramount Pictures.
The actor won’t host the show anymore. However, he will stay on as an executive producer and have some sort of on-air presence.
Comedy Central Productions will produce the series in house.
“Comedy Central Productions is excited to partner with John and bring his beloved Some Good News to audiences around the world through ViacomCBS’ family of brands,” said Chris McCarthy, Entertainment & Youth Group president.
Krasinski’s web series garnered more than two million subscribers in its eight weeks on YouTube. Some episodes had as many at 17 million views.
Movieguide® previously reported that one of the episodes featured a man singing the song “Amazing Grace” with his wife.
Krasinski also held a digital prom via SOME GOOD NEWS for the students around the country who had to miss their regular proms.
Krasinski came up for the idea for his web series over seven years ago and only brought the idea to fruition in March with his Sunday Night production banner partner Allyson Seeger.
Watch the first episode of the series, below.
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