Nerd Corps' plan for ultimate global takeover (loosely disguised as a television show) continues to gain momentum, as THE LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL prepares for launch at the MIPCOM Jr. screenings, and readies its online attack plan.
Having already conquered Canada and the U.K. with the help of YTV and CBBC, the series is turning its eye to the rest of the world -- starting with Latin America and France. Launching on Jetix in Latin America and Canal +, Canal J and Gulli in France, the 3-D comedy series will kick off in 2009 with 26 half-hour episodes, comprised of two 11-minute segments and a series of 30-second interstitials.
Meanwhile, back at the Nerd Corps top secret lair, work has begun on phase two of the plan, a massively multiplayer online collectible trading card game of doom. Having been awarded funding earlier this year from the Bell New Media Fund, Nerd Corps is internally developing the game and a comprehensive fan site that will provide 6 to 11 year old fans with a huge amount of interactivity through chatting, trading and competing.
As the central meeting place for fans of the show, leagueofsuperevil.com will allow kids to create a virtual super villain identity to become part of the fun and completely ridiculous world played out in the series. The site will be packed with show info, back story, bonus streaming videos, forums and casual games.
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 farmboy 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 brings the term "bad dog" to a whole other level.
Between "borrowing" a used 1987 Shiruken anime robot to win a slam dunk competition, creating a complicated series of booby traps to beat the local pizza parlor's delivery-in-10-minutes-or-it's-free deal, or battling ninja-waiters to get a reservation at the hottest villain restaurant in town, L.O.S.E. struggles ever-onward to its goal of total mindless fun! Isn't it time the villains got their due?