Megyn Kelly Producing Political Comedy for Verizon's Go90
Snapchat's Peter Hamby co-created the project with Sarah Palin biographer Scott Conroy.
Megyn Kelly is going digital with a politically themed scripted series for Verizon's go90 app, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Kelly File host will executive produce the political comedy, called Embeds. Go90, Verizon's one-year-old ad-supported streaming service, has ordered six half-hour episodes of the series, which will tell the story of the young journalists embedded with a candidate on the presidential campaign trail.
Embeds, which will be available this fall, was created by Scott Conroy, author of Sarah From Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar, and Snapchat's head of news Peter Hamby. Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael De Luca will executive produce with Lucy Kitada through his production shingle in association with Haven Entertainment's Kevin Mann, Jordanna Mollick and Brendan Bragg. Justin Killion and Cory Stern are executive producing for Complex Networks, a joint venture of Verizon and Hearst. Bryan Haas also is executive producing.
Embeds is a high-profile pickup for go90, which during its first year has focused on original fare from online talent. One exception was The Runner, a reality series produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon that streamed this summer.
Embeds will be available on go90's Seriously.TV channel, a comedy-focused outlet launched out of Verizon and Hearst's joint venture.
Variety first reported news of the series.