PrankMe is a brand new thriller launched on US Based SVOD service Fullscreen this month. This terrifyingly believable 8-part series charts the collapsing psyche of an online prankster as he is driven to ever more dangerous lengths to satisfy his insatiable subscribers.
Rising social media star Jasper Perkins (played by Corey Fogelmanis), is known for extreme pranks on his channel. When a high-profile stunt doesn’t go according to plan, Perkins, encouraged by his growing viewership, starts to crowd-source his victims – with the increasingly sinister results leading to exploding viewership. With this, a terrifying spiral is set in motion and the series edges towards a dark finale.
The show’s star, Corey Fogelmanis, began his career starring on Disney show ‘Girl Meets World’ and has gone on to build an Instagram following of over 2.5 million followers. PrankMe is Fogelmanis’ first venture into a British production and his first time in such a sinister and villainous role, a challenge that he clearly relished, delivering a powerful portrait of a young man descending into psychopathy.
The series itself is bursting at the seams with social media stars, both on screen and behind the camera. The series is Directed by the highly talented Hazel Hayes (British YouTuber with a 300k subscriber base) and edited by satirical YouTube vlogger Adrian Bliss (99k subscribers).
As the series progresses viewers will note a vast wealth of cameos, here is a quick ‘who-is-who’: Jack Howard (British vlogger and presenter with a 410k YouTube subscriber base), Nathan Zed (US YouTuber Vlogger, 412k subs), Daniel J Layton (UK YouTube Vlogger, 56k subs), Connie Glynn aka Noodlerella (UK Fashion Vlogger, 850k subs) and Tomska (5.5 million subs across his YouTube channels).
PrankMe is created by Jesse Cleverly and Paul Neafcy, and produced by Bafta winning UK prodco Wildseed Studios, with Miles Bullough Executive Producing.
The series is available exclusively on Fullscreen, the digital subscription service that features original programming including ‘Phillip Human’ (written by and starring Paul Neafcy, produced by Wildseed Studios) and ‘Jack & Dean of All Trades’ (co-written by Paul Neafcy).
Watch The Series: https://www.fullscreen.com/series/prankme?section=episodes
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