The WWE is working on creating a new animated WWE webseries called “Camp WWE.” According to a press release issued by the WWE on Nov. 4, the WWE will partner with Film Roman, the animation studio behind “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill” for the “Camp WWE” webseries.
The popularity of webseries have been growing over the years, and the WWE has slowly adapted to this new form of storytelling lately. Much of the credit should go to Zack Ryder, who used the format to help himself gain a large following with his webseries, “Z! True Long Island Story.”
Ryder used that to start to build a large fanbase while the WWE refused to push him on the WWE television shows. When the company realized that he was becoming increasingly popular on his webseries, they gave him a small push, brokered the rights to his webseries and then buried him again.
Now, hot on the heels of Chris Jericho starting his own webseries, the WWE is working on their own serialized webseries. “Camp WWE” will be include 13 three-minute webisodes that will be written by Mike Benson (“Entourage”). The WWE calls “Camp WWE” an “irreverent new, adult comedy series about what the biggest, most outrageous WWE Superstars® were like as kids.”
It’s interesting to see “Camp WWE” labeled an adult comedy series, since most of the WWE’s efforts lately are just about a “kid friendly” product.