go90 Renews Pair of New Form Series


LAS VEGAS: go90 has ordered additional episodes of two New Form original series, Mr. Student Body President and Miss 2059.

The mobile-first social entertainment platform picked up 30 episodes of the teen comedy series Mr. Student Body President, which was co-created, written and directed by Jack Ferry and Ryan Hunter. go90 also went for an additional 12 episodes of the sci-fi series Miss 2059, starring Anna Akana. The first seasons of both shows debuted on go90 last year.

Mr. Student Body President centers on a charismatic high school student body president and his Machiavellian chief of staff as they battle for power over pep rallies, gossip and grades. Miss 2059, meanwhile, is an intergalactic series about a beauty queen on Earth who is mistakenly selected to represent humanity in a life-or-death Galactic tournament.

“The renewal and continued success of Mr. Student Body President and Miss 2059 speaks to the premium content New Form is creating,” says JC Cangilla, New Form’s chief operating officer. “It’s great to be able to renew with a partner like go90 who understands our validated business model and creative executions. This is the first of many renewal announcements from New Form.”

“We want to get behind what’s working on go90 in a big way,” said Ivana Kirkbride, the chief content officer at go90. “Doubling down on a hit like Mr. Student Body President and Streamy Award-nominated Miss 2059 is just one way in which we strongly invest in our partners such as New Form and how we provide a unique platform to incredibly talented creators such as Anna Akana to freely create in their own voice.”

Both shows originally debuted as pilots in New Form’s previous Incubator Series, which aims to identify emerging creative digital talent to receive mentoring and funding from New Form to bring their ideas to life.