There isn’t anything I want more in this world than an unscripted Marshawn Lynch reality show and thanks to Facebook it looks like we are going to get it.
Facebook Inc FB.N is paying Time Warner Inc’s (TWX.N) Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, the sports site told Reuters – a sign that the social media firm is willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers and ads to its Watch video service.
The reality show about the Oakland Raiders running back, called “No Script,” launches at a time when Facebook and other web giants including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) are spending billions on original content in a pitched battle for viewers. Facebook is planning to spend up to $1 billion on original shows, the Wall Street Journal reported.
“No Script” will start streaming this month and consists of eight 10- to 15-minute episodes featuring various antics by Lynch, who is returning to football as a running back for the Raiders.
The first episode features Lynch taking racecar driving lessons until he ruins the tires of the car.
Only bad news is they will censor the bad language so a lot of the show might be BLEEPS…