7:20pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' Picked Up by Adult Swim
On the heels of Tyler, the Creator’s best new artist win at the MTV Video Music Awards, his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is expanding their empire into the world of television.
Adult Swim is picking up the group’s 15-minute live-action series, Loiter Squad, which will feature sketches, man on the street segments, pranks and music from the group. Odd Future consists of Los Angeles rappers, artists and skateboarders, who will showcase their multi-faceted creativity into a Jackass-style program. In addition to Tyler, the group includes Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, MellowHype, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Mike G and The Jet Age of Tomorrow.
Loiter Squad is being produced by Dickhouse Entertainment, the production partnership between Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze. Previous projects have included Jackass, Nitro Circus, Rob & Big, Wild Wonderful Whites of West Virginia and Wildboyz.
Tremaine and Adult Swim’s Nick Weidenfeld will serve as executive producers on the show, to begin airing in 2012.