Zeus to Premiere Over 30 Original Series Starring the World’s Most Popular Social Media Influencers, Reaching an Audience of More Than 120 Million Fans on Its July 13 Launch
Premium, Exclusive, Original Series from Zeus Co-Founders DeStorm Power, Amanda Cerny, King Bach, Plus Actress/Singer Liane V and 9-Year-Old Breakout Social Media Star Lil Tay are Among the Initial Creators to Launch on the New Subscription Video on Deman
LOS ANGELES(29 Jun 2018)
ZEUS, the first-ever subscription video on demand (SVOD) network created by millennials for millennials will premiere more than 30 series for its world-wide debut on July 13, 2018. The network’s new mega-lineup of programs will showcase premium, exclusive, original unscripted and scripted comedy, drama, talk, fitness and dance series starring and produced for ZEUS by a powerhouse roster of more than 30 social media superstars, including King Bach (“Your Best Life”), Amanda Cerny (“A Taste of Dance with Amanda Cerny”), DeStorm Power (“Caught” Season Two), actress/singer Liane V (“Ice Cream”), former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist and actor Don Benjamin (“Shirtless Cheffin’”) and Torrei Hart (“Talking Sh*T”), ex-wife of mega-comedian Kevin Hart, and Georgia Reign (“Talking Sh*T”), ex-girlfriend of comedian Michael Blackson, the African King of Comedy. Collectively the creators reach an audience of more than 120 million fans.
Cerny, Bach and Power co-founded ZEUS with television executive producer Lemuel Plummer (“Preachers of LA” Franchise, “Music Moguls”, “#The Westbrooks,” “Two Sides”). The network will be available to subscribers for $3.99 per month on multiple devices at The Zeus Network. The ZEUS mobile and connected TV apps will also be available on the Apple App store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store, providing anywhere, anytime, any device access.
9-year-old breakout social media star Lil Tay, who has almost 3 million followers on Instagram already and was recently profiled on “Good Morning America,” and “Nightline,” is joining the ZEUS platform as a creator, starring in the new, original docuseries “Life with Lil Tay,”featuring her trademark rebellious personality.
In addition to the vast roster of series stars, celebrity guests will also be featured prominently across ZEUS. Grammy-nominated music and entertainment mogul Snoop Dogg, YouTube superstar Jake Paul and rapper Rich the Kid are among the first guests featured on King Bach’s “Your Best Life,” an unscripted series that presents a fun, upbeat, sometimes glamorous, sometimes provocative, and always inspiring walk-through a highly-influential person’s home…or office…or studio…or wherever they feel expresses the very center and power source of their life. View trailer here - Your Best Life Trailer
“ZEUS is the one-stop destination for fans to watch the latest, exclusive, premium, original content, commercial free, from their favorite social media creators,” said DeStorm Power, ZEUS content creator, co-founder and Co-President.
Beyond the launch of the initial slate of series on July 13, ZEUS is already in production with the next roster of content creators whose series will be released on a rolling schedule soon after the network is up and running.
“We have assembled amazing storytellers, providing them with full-service production and marketing tools and a top-tier distribution platform to create and release their premium quality, original passion projects for their millions of fans,” said Lemuel Plummer, CEO and President, ZEUS. “ZEUS is about greenlighting people, not shows.”
ZEUS recently announced an historic partnership with SAG-AFTRA that will provide union coverage for the network and give many of the creators a pathway to SAG-AFTRA membership.
ZEUS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DESCRIPTIONS (Partial List)
“YOUR BEST LIFE” STARRING KING BACH
With 30 million followers on social media and appearances in multiple hit series and movies, King Bach is living his best life. Now he wants to show how others are living their best lives too. Host and producer King Bach presents a fun, upbeat, sometimes glamorous, sometimes provocative, and always inspiring walk-through a highly-influential person’s home…or office…or studio…or wherever they feel expresses the very center and power source of their life. Music mogul Snoop Dogg, YouTube superstar Jake Paul and rapper Rich the Kid are among Bach’s first guests. View trailer here - Your Best Life Trailer
“A TASTE OF DANCE WITH AMANDA CERNY”
With more than 35 million followers, Amanda Cerny is ranked as one of the most-followed influencers in the world. An indefatigable creative force, she has starred in, written, directed and produced more than 3000 comedic skits and music videos. Amanda also loves to dance and wants to share that love with her audience. In each episode of “A Taste of Dance,” Amanda, will take a dance lesson in salsa, hip-hop, belly dancing and more, from one of the top ten most-followed choreographers in the world. Each episode/lesson will be tutorial in nature and shot in real time, with Amanda and Zeus viewers learning a new dance routine step by step. The end of each episode will culminate with Amanda dancing out the entire routine for the very first time.
“CAUGHT” SEASON TWO
Over 15 million people watched “Caught” season one weekly for 20 weeks across multiple platforms in 2017, making it the biggest internet series of all time. The series also won two Streamy Awards and is under consideration to be a nominee for an Emmy Award for Best Short Form Digital Series. As the millions of fans know, “Caught” is a hilarious, action adventure series starring, written, directed and composed by DeStorm Power. While the season two storylines are held closely under wraps, the episodes will be a mixture of song and live-action storytelling and will feature ZEUS superstars King Bach, JaNina, Leli Hernandez and actor Lamorne Morris (“New Girls”).
“LIFE WITH LIL TAY”
The new, original docuseries stars 9-year-old media sensation Lil Tay and her oversize, rebellious, personality.
Starring Torrei Hart, the ex-wife of superstar comedian Kevin Hart, and Georgia Reign, the ex-girlfriend of comedian Michael Blackson, the African King of Comedy, the two join forces to create a talk show that not only pushes the envelope but blows it up.
Starring and produced by international singing and comedy sensation Liane V, “Ice Cream” is a spoof on the Liam Neeson “Taken” movies. Liane and fellow influencer Janina play friends who are kidnapped and delivered into the hands of diamond thieves who use girls supposedly delivering ice cream to deliver diamonds. When suburban, dad-bodied Papa V, Liane’s real-life dad and social sensation in his own right, finds out his daughter and her friend have been kidnapped, he goes into full – I-have-a-very specific-set-of skills Liam Neeson mode and action-stars his way into becoming the bad guys’ worst nightmare. Model and fellow influencer Don Benjamin – Liane V’s real-life boyfriend – plays the bad guy.
Starring “America’s Next Top Model” alum and Guess model Don Benjamin, who loves to eat and to cook. Originally a hit on Snapchat, as the title makes clear, in the new, original ZEUS episodes, Benjamin will be cooking without his shirt on, serving up beefcake and food – triple layer chocolate cake, waffles, pasta, chocolate chip cookies, and more.
Additional ZEUS ORIGINAL SERIES to be unveiled on July 13 include: “The Cheap Negotiator” starring Phonz, “Reedo Brown Presents: Comedy Roulette,” “Ultimate Fitness Challenge” starring Candice and Omar, “Bad Escorts,” “Liquid Jay” starring Splack, “The Lab Ratz” starring Marlon Webb, Ryan Doon and Luke Flipp, “Pretty Girls Lit” starring Leli Hernandez and her three friends Janelle Marie, Denise and Marilyn, “Adam’s World” starring Adam W, “Rap Battles” starring King Bach & Conceited, “The Scholarship” starring Young Ezee and Natalie Odell, “Ditsy” starring JaNina, “You Said That?” starring Reedo Brown, “The Qimmah Show” starring Qimmah Russo, “Royal Chat with Brandi Marie King,” “The Cheat Seat” starring Kane, “Pillow Talk starring Amber Borzotra & Hannah Monds,” “We Workin’” starring Emily Meisner and “Zeus Revealed” starring Janeisha John.
Founded by Lemuel Plummer, President and CEO, ZEUS, and co-founded by social media superstars and partners King Bach, Amanda Cerny and DeStorm Power, who is also Co-President, ZEUS is the first subscription on demand streaming service created by millennials for millennials. The network features exclusive, original scripted and unscripted comedy and drama series, dance, talk and fitness programs and other premium content. Beginning July 13, ZEUS will be available to subscribers for $3.99 per month on mobile phones and desktop computers at www.TheZeusNetwork.com. The ZEUS mobile and connected TV apps will also be available on the Apple App store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store, providing anywhere, anytime, any device access.