Terrifying Risks of Social Media Play Out in New Series Launching July 19
LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2016) – Following the success of Guidance, one of go90’s top performing series, AwesomenessTV and go90 announce t@gged, a scripted contemporary thriller that reveals the terrifying risks of social media in a world of anonymity. The 11-part serialized thriller will debut on go90 on July 19 as part of a new wave of high-quality, short-form series coming to the platform.
t@gged is a psychological thriller that follows three teenage girls who try to figure out who “tagged” their social-media profiles to a horrific murder online, before the killer finds them. The series was created and directed by filmmaker Hannah MacPherson, executive produced by Brian Robbins, Shauna Phelan, and MacPherson and produced by Jina Jones.
t@gged brings together a strong ensemble cast, including Lia Marie Johnson (Expelled), Lulu Antariksa (What Still Remains), Katelyn Nacon (The Walking Dead), JC Caylen (Boo! A Madea Halloween), Tristin Mays (The Vampire Diaries), Timothy Granaderos (We Are Your Friends), Brendan Meyer (Fear The Walking Dead, Mr. Young), Nick Fink (Sweet/Viscious), Lukas Gage (Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Kurt Caceres (All My Children) and Claudia Sulewski (Teen Vogue YouTube Host).
“Guidance was a key moment for scripted series and audience emergence on mobile,” said Brian Robbins, executive producer, CEO and co-founder at AwesomenessTV. “Gen Z identifies, recognizes and activates in a certain way around content, and we created that user behavior with Guidance. t@gged is the next habit that Gen Z won’t be able to break.”
“We want to move culture and spur conversation among an audience that’s as influential as it is broad through good stories,” said Brian Angiolet, senior vice president of consumer products and marketing at Verizon. “Series like Guidance and t@gged on go90 edge us closer to creating those movements through AwesomenessTV’s ability to produce at a very high level.”
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