Kevin Hart action comedy series ‘Die Hart’ renewed for Season 2 at Roku
Kevin Hart action-comedy series “Die Hart” has authoritatively been renewed for a second season — once more.
Roku declared that it has ordered Season 2 of “Die Hart,” which normally will be named “Die Harter,” as a selective for the free, ad-supported Roku Channel. “It’s been great to see the incredible response to ‘Die Hart’ on the Roku Channel,” Hart said in a statement. “We’re excited to be partnering with Roku to bring another season to its audience.”
The show is the first former Quibi unique that Roku is renewing. As a matter of fact, “Die Hart” had effectively been gotten second season by Quibi last September, yet that came about a month prior to the richly funded Jeffrey Katzenberg-led mobile subscription-video startup declared that it was closing down. In January 2021, Roku paid generously under $100 million to snap up the resources of Quibi, an arrangement that included in excess of 75 shows.
On May 20, Roku re-premiered 30 of the Quibi shows, rebranded as Roku Originals, accessible free of charge to anybody in the U.S., Canada or U.K. Over the primary end of the week the ex-Quibi writing computer programs was accessible for nothing on the Roku Channel, “Die Hart” scored as the biggest debut ever on the help as far as number of families that streamed it, as per Roku. Be that as it may, the organization declined to quantify the audience it asserted watched the show.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring an equally hilarious, action-packed second season to the record number of viewers who have watched in recent days,” said Colin Davis, Roku’s head of original sdcripted programming. Davis, previously a senior content exec at Quibi, joined Roku in March 2021 after the deal was finished.
Similarly as with the first season, “Die Harter” Season 2 will be produced by LOL Studios, the in-house production division of Hart’s Laugh Out Loud. The first season of “Die Hart” starred Kevin Hart, John Travolta, Nathalie Emmanuel, Josh Hartnett and Jean Reno. Other than Hart, Roku and LOL have not confirmed casting for the second season.
In Season 1 of “Die Hart,” which comprises 10 episodes of 7-9 minutes each, Kevin Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s worn out on being the comedic sidekick. He gets his desire when a well known chief offers him his dream — to be a leading-man action star — however with a catch: Kevin should initially prepare at the world’s most noteworthy activity star school, which is controlled by a maniac (John Travolta). Kevin should endure his mentor and rivalry from an adversary understudy (Nathalie Emmanuel) in a series of over-the-top action sequences and face his feelings of fears in the event that he needs to land a truly amazing role.
Davis declined to say whether the “Die Hart” premiere on the Roku Channel outperformed the show’s bow on Quibi, on July 20, 2020 — yet all proof demonstrates that it was seen by a far greater audience. In the first quarter of 2021, the Roku Channel contacted an expected 70 million individuals in the U.S., Roku estimated. As of the second from last quarter of 2020, Quibi arrived at 710,000 subscriber households, as per gauges from research firm Kantar.
“While it is still early days for Roku Originals, we’re clearly seeing the fantastic results of marrying great content with a large audience,” said Rob Holmes, Roku’s VP of programming. He cited the record viewing of “Die Hart” as “yet another proof point of our AVOD flywheel, where compelling content brings in desired audiences, leading to strong advertiser demand and the ability to invest in more content.”
As well as getting back to his starring role, Hart — founder and chairman of Laugh Out Loud — will likewise leader produce the subsequent season. Laugh Out Loud CEO Jeff Clanagan, who is Hart’s longtime business partner, will fill in as maker on the task. Essayists/makers Tripper Clancy and Derek Kolstad fill in as chief makers, close by Candice Wilson, Bryan Smiley and Thai Randolph. Eric Appel will get back to direct the second season.
“The return of ‘Die Hart’ marks a pivotal moment in the continued growth and expansion of LOL Studios,” said LOL CEO Jeff Clanagan. “We’re excited for the opportunity to team up with Roku and be the first Roku Original to get a second season. We can’t wait for fans to dive into what is sure to be an even bigger, more action-packed season two.”
Dispatched in 2017, the Roku Channel is the home of free and premium amusement on the Roku platform — and in the previous year, the organization has been loading up on select substance, for example, through Quibi bargain and with the obtaining of the organization behind “This Old House.”
A large portion of the substance on the Roku Channel is licensed from third parties, with an lineup of in excess of 40,000 free films and TV shows and 190 or more free live direct TV slots in the U.S. Notwithstanding Roku gadgets, the Roku Channel is accessible on the web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung savvy TV models.