This is important.
Growing streaming platform, VRV, has announced that they will be the exclusive online streaming home for WarnerMedia animated series Final Space and Mike Tyson Mysteries. For Final Space that exclusivity kicks off today and will see the first three episodes made available for free on VRV with the others being made available exclusively to VRV Premium subscribers every Wednesday from now until the rest of the episodes stream. Mike Tyson’s Mysteries will follow in 2019 with a similar launch.
Final Space is an American animated space opera comedy-drama television series developed for cable network TBS. The show was created by independent internet filmmaker Olan Rogers with David Sacks serving as showrunner. The series involves an astronaut named Gary and his alien friend, Mooncake, and focuses on their intergalactic adventures as they try to solve the mystery of the titular “Final Space.” Season 2 of “Final Space” is currently in production. The new season will air on TBS and VRV in 2019. Watch a clip for the S1 finale here.
Mike Tyson Mysteries is an American adult animated television series, and the first to be produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Adult Swim. ] The series features Mike Tyson solving mysteries, in the style of I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali, Scooby-Doo!, Jonny Quest, and Mr. T.
Today, AT&T’s WarnerMedia owns only 10% of Hulu as opposed to the entirety of Ellation Media’s parent company Otter, so this HUGE swoon could very well be a taste of the future of how streaming properties could be handled for animated content from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS, etc. For the value of the VRV platform, this is HUGE. The streaming platform just lost Funimation, but if VRV were to eventually be the new streaming home for franchises like Rick and Morty and the like, expect this platform to grow it’s already impressive 4 million subscriber base.