Doug Liman To Helm Action Sci-Fi Drama Pilot, IMPULSE, For YouTube Red
Newly launched SVoD service YouTube Red is bringing Jumper to the small screen. For this, we turn to brewing developments of the new sci-action drama series, Impulse, based on the third book in Steven Gould's Jumper novel series as YouTube Red looks to ramp up its line of programming, including sci-fi drama Lifeline from producer by Dwayne Johnson and Studio71, gaming comedy Good Game from producer Dan Harmon, and a Step Up reboot.
“This unique thriller pulled us in right from the opening scene,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We are thrilled to be in business with Doug Liman and everyone at UCP and Hypnotic.”
“We are very excited to be working with Susanne, YouTube and Hypnotic on Impulse,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and President, UCP. “It’s always fun to start work on a new series, especially when it’s with a partner like YouTube that is continually breaking new ground.”