Doug Liman Is Developing a JUMPER Sequel Series for YouTube Red
YouTube Red has just ordered a handful of new series for audiences to watch. They include a sequel series to the teleportation thriller Jumper, which Doug Liman is attached to direct; a time-travel series from Dwayne Johnson tentatively called Lifeline; and an eSports series from Community creator Dan Harmon.
The Jumper sequel series is called Impulse, and it's based on the third novel in the Jumper book series. The story for it centers on "a rebellious 16-year-old girl, who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers her extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really is different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her."
This sounds like it could be a fun series. I thought the movie was ok, but it should have been a lot better. Liman said in a statement:
“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."
Johnson's Lifeline is a half-hour series that's set in the not-too-distant future. The series is said to be about a "little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients. The company’s best man, Charlie Hooks, has never missed a save — until one case changes his life forever."
I really like the concept of this series, and it could turn out to be great! Johnson seems to make smart decisions when it comes to the projects he's involved with. He wouldn't be one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood if he didn't!
As for Harmon's eSports series, it will star YouTube personalities Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson of Game Grumps. The story follows "a newly formed team of eSports players trying to make it to the top in the cutthroat world of competitive gaming." It has received a six-episode order and will air on the Game Grumps YouTube channel in 2017. With the rising popularity of eSports, this has the potential to be a pretty successful series.
Looks like YouTube Red is building itself a solid set of original series for us to watch. Hopefully, they all turn out well.
Source: The Wrap