David Silverman’s “Superslackers”

By : |April 19, 2016 0
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David Silverman, producer and director of “The Simpsons”, has signed on to direct animated comedy series “Superslackers,” which will feature several social media stars.

The core cast is led by social media stars Jerry Purpdrank, Max Jr., Dan Nampaikid, Jon Paul Piques, Olivia Sui and Arantza Fahnbulleh, who have a combined reach of 35 million fans spread out over various platforms, including Facebook, Vine, and Snapchat.

“Superslackers” follows a group of friends who get a bag of pot that has been switched with a drug being used in a government experiment that gives them superpowers. When a Professor Xavier-type shows up to train them, they have no interest in saving the world. They agree to move into a rent-free government compound, but all they want to do is watch TV and play video games. The Professor is convinced he can turn them into the heroes that the world needs — but can he do it before their infectious laziness spreads to the rest of the agents?

Jerry Purpdrank, with over 9 million Vine followers, 3 million Facebook followers, 2.6 million Instagram subscribers, and a huge Snapchat fan base are the best known of the cast. His acting resume includes a starring role in Eric England’s indie feature “Get the Girl.”

Boston native Max Jr. is ranked among the top 50 Vine users, with 3.4 million followers, and 2 million more on Facebook. Nampaikid is one of the largest Asian-American influencers, with 1.5 million followers on Facebook. As a martial arts expert and professional dancer, he has made his mark in the social media world with his original humor and slick dance moves.

Piques, an ex-professional soccer player has parlayed his persona into a social media celebrity, as he boasts an astounding 6.6 million followers on Facebook. Sui is a well-known YouTube star and one of the top Asian-American influencers on Vine while Fahnbulleh is a talented stand-up comedian, writer and fashion blogger who has taken the social media world by storm with almost 1 million followers on Facebook.

Silverman is an animator best known for developing “The Simpsons” and directing numerous episodes of the long-running series, as well as “The Simpsons Movie.” His other film credits include Disney-Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” on which he served as co-director. In 2012, Silverman directed the Maggie Simpson theatrical short “The Longest Daycare,” which was released in front of “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The short received an Oscar nomination, and Silverman is currently set to direct a live-action/animated hybrid movie featuring the Pink Panther for MGM.

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