Get ready to root for the bad guys; the evil geniuses at Nerd Corps Entertainment are launching their next original property, THE LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL. Muhuhahaha!
Canadian kidnet YTV is the commissioning broadcaster for this diabolical 26x30 series, which will be aired as two consecutive, yet equally sinister, 11-minute segments targeting 6- to 11-year-olds. Additionally, Nerd Corps will be creating evil 30-second shorts tied to each episode for use as bonus on-air content of evil.
Collaborating on The League's plan for complete world domination is BBC's children's channel in the UK, CBBC, which also picked up the series. And just when you thought American viewers would be safe, VOOM HD network's Animania HD will be airing the series in menacing widescreen high definition.
"At its core LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL is about four weird guys who are terrible at being super villains, but somehow manage to find small backward victories in everything," said Nerd Corps Supreme Commander and creative mastermind Asaph Fipke. "We're poking fun at the whole superhero/super villain genre that kids are so familiar with today, and doing it in a way that's fast-paced and filled with action and comedy."
Nerd Corps El Presidente Ken Faier added, "Both broadcasters really understand comedy and how to make it work for their viewers. The team at Animania saw straight away how the series would be perfect for their audience and we're looking forward to the League's shenanigans playing out in wide-screen high def."
"The tone of this show and its cheeky humor will work very well within our schedule, and we're looking forward to bringing this offbeat series to British kids," says Jesse Cleverly, Head of CBBC Co-productions and Acquisitions. "We really think it will strike a chord."
Armed with a whole new approach to badness, THE LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL (a.k.a. L.O.S.E.) follows four Super Villains who have set their sights on nothing less than total neighborhood domination.
L.O.S.E. is helmed by the diminutive Great Voltar, whose grandiose plans are generally miniscule and child-like -- and give new meaning to the term lowered expectations. Then there's gadgeteer Doktor Frogg, whose evil genius is diminished only by his incredible bad luck.
Bringing the muscle is former Siberian farm-boy Reginald "Red" Menace, all-round gosh! golly! swell! guy who only unleashes his anvil-sized Fists of Judgement on those who really got it comin'.
And we can't forget the completely unpredictable Doomageddon, a pan-dimensional hell-hound who gives new meaning to the words "bad dog."
Between "borrowing" a used 1987 Shiruken anime robot to win a slam dunk competition, creating a set of clones so someone's around to scoop their demon's pan-dimensional poop, or scheming to be first in line for the new iDestruct from BadApple, L.O.S.E. struggles ever-onward to its goal of total mindless fun. Isn't it time the villains got their due?