Just over a year ago, I went to see Lazer Team in the cinema, you can read the review of this here. I’m a huge huge fan of Roosterteeth and have been for quite a while now so you can imagine my excitement when Lazer Team was made and in a cinema in my hometown.
I’ve heard bits and pieces about Lazer Team 2 through listening to Roosterteeth content, like the RT Podcast and today I learned a lot more about the film, the filming of which begins this week!
Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones and Colton Dunn return respectively as Hagan, Woody, Zach and Herman with some incredible new additions! Joining the heroes in the sci-fi comedy sequel is Nichole Bloom (Superstore, Shameless) and Victoria Pratt (Heartland, Mutant X).
“Nichole is an incredible addition to the cast of Lazer Team,” said Fabelo. “We’re excited to put her comedic prowess and talent to work in this new adventure as we send these other four idiots into space.”
After Woody (Gavin Free) goes missing working on secret, alien research, scientist Maggie Wittington (Nichole Bloom) must recruit the former members of Lazer Team (Burnie Burns, Colton Dunn, Michael Jones) to join her in rescuing their lost friend. It’s up to Maggie to bring the Lazer Team back together and rescue Woody.
YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you an enhanced, uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids. Members also get exclusive access to new Original series and movies from top YouTube creators. YouTube Red is not currently available in the United Kingdom but they have plans for additional international expansion throughout the year.
Roosterteeth is again teaming up with YouTube Red for Lazer Team after the film’s immense success both on YouTube Red and beyond. Lazer Team remains one of the most successful crowdfunded films of all time with more than $2.4 million raised on Indiegogo. Through a partnership with Tugg, the film also became the most successful fan-driven, cinema-on-demand film ever, with over 477 screenings nationwide, resulting in over $1 million at the box office.
“We are delighted to be re-teaming with Rooster Teeth to give the four inept heroes of Lazer Team another shot at saving the day – this time with the help of some new powerful female friends, a scientist and a military general! This is a hilarious ensemble cast, and we welcome our new additions Nichole and Victoria,” said Nicole Emanuele, Scripted Development Manager, YouTube Originals.
If you haven’t seen Lazer Team, I definitely recommend it! You can buy the DVD here or watch it on YouTube! You don’t have to be a Roosterteeth fan to enjoy Lazer Team, the writing, acting and comedy are on point regardless.