Hard to believe, but the cult comedy Beerfest is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Released way back in 2006, the movie only made $19.1 million at the box office. But over the past decade, it has gained a loyal following. And those fans will be happy to know that this raunchy laughfest is being resurrecting as a digital series. Though, it doesn't appear as though original creators Broken Lizard are involved.
Beerfest the series is being developed by CW Seed, The CW's online destination for original content. The show will be produced in conjunction with Blue Ribbon Content, which is Warner Bros.' short form digital content production unit. Beerfest will blast its bubbly mayhem across computer screens and other streaming devices later this year to coincide with the movie's original August 25, 2006 release date.
Original Beerfest producer Billy Gerber is spearheading this project, and will serve as an executive producer. He is perhaps best known for his work on the 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard movie adaptation. Jay Chandrasekhar, Broken Lizard team leader, directed the Beerfest movie. It followed two brothers who visit Oktoberfest in Germany. They stumble upon a 'fight club' like beer-drinking competition that revolves around a series of challenging games. The movie starred the rest of the Broken Lizard crew, which includes Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan.
No plot details have been released for the Beerfest series. It isn't known if any of the original Broken Lizard members are involved. Or if Jay Chandrasekhar will return to direct any of the episodes. No cast members have been announced at this time. Broken Lizard recently shot the sequel Super Troopers 2, which will arrive sometime later this year.
Beerfest joins a growing line-up of digital online series currently available on CW Seed. Other shows include Attention Deficit Theater With Jaime King, which debuts this Sunday. And Vixen is an animated adventure based on the DC Comics character. This show ties directly into both The CW's Arrow and The Flash. Vixen has even sprung to life in live-action as part of a crossover on those shows. So, what do you think? Are you excited for more Beerfest, even if it isn't coming from Broken Lizard?