Addictive Blackpills

(Pictured above: ‘You Got Trumped.’ Screenshot from YouTube video)

The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets have reported the launch of Blackpills, a streaming video app that produces ‘bingeworthy’ short videos geared to millennials.

The free, ad-supported service launched with 12 original shows, some of which tout the involvement of such industry notables as Luc Besson, Sharon Horgan, Zoe Cassavetes and Louis Leterrier. Titles include Duels, about three students who decide to take up dueling to resolve their disputes; Skinford, a supernatural drama with Silicon Valley’s Josh Brenner; and You Got Trumped, which, having been made before last election day, imagines the first 100 days of a Trump administration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_N6kOnKiD8

The service reportedly plans to launch a total of 50 shows this year, including new ones from Bryan Singer and James Franco.

Blackpills was co-founded by Patrick Holzman, formerly of Canal+International, and Daniel Marhely, founder of Deezer. Blackpills had already been producing content for its Vice channel. There you can find series such as Twiz and Tuck’s Bucket List and Pillow Talk.

The Blackpills app is available from the Apple App Store and  Google Play.

Here’s an episode of You Got Trumped:

 

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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