Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki To Star In An Esports Comedy For NBC
Introducing The Squad.
A comedy TV show focused around an eSports team is on the way. Media giant NBC has announced a TV show called "The Squad," which is a multi-camera sitcom featuring Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and writer Anthony Del Broccolo.
Del Broccolo, who also wrote for Big Bang Theory, wrote the script for The Squad's pilot. The show has not yet been picked up to series. Here is the description from The Hollywood Reporter:
"The Squad revolves around a new group of friends (and sometimes enemies) who find companionship and common ground in their mutual love of esports. The potential series explores what it means to finally find 'your tribe' after years of feeling like an outsider."
There is no word yet on who else will star in The Squad or when it will be released if it is indeed picked up to series. What is known, however, is that Warner Bros. TV will produce the show for NBC. WBTV also produced the CBS TV show Big Bang Theory, which Galecki starred on for 12 years. That show wrapped up its run in May, finishing as the longest-running multi-cam comedy ever.
It is no surprise that established traditional media giants like NBC would get involved with video games, and specifically eSports. The sector of competitive gaming is expected to surpass $1 billion in revenue for the first time in 2019.
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