SANTA MONICA, Calif. – September 28, 2010 – Cracked.com, one of the fastest growing online comedy brands that delivers funny and informative editorial and video content to more than 5 million unique users a month, today announced the premiere of Season Two of its original web series “Agents of Cracked” and will feature a new episode every Monday for a total of 8 episodes. Following the success of Season One, which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Streamy Awards, Season Two launches with “Ding. Dong. Dead!” which is now available for viewing online.
“Agents of Cracked” is Cracked.com’s first original web series created by Abe Epperson, Dan O’Brien and Michael Swaim, three of Cracked’s most popular and recognizable personalities. Season One of “Agents of Cracked” received more than 3.9 million views online and fans who missed any episodes of the first season may also purchase the Season One DVD online, which contains exclusive commentary from the director and cast in addition to never before seen footage.
“Passionate, heartwarming romance. Furious, gravity-defying car chases. A massive conspiracy that will challenge everything you thought you knew about America. These are exactly the kind of things that will in no way be present in Season Two of Cracked.com’s web series, ‘Agents of Cracked,’” said O’Brien, who, in addition to co-creating “Agents of Cracked” is also a senior writer for Cracked.com.
“The second season of ‘Agents of Cracked’ is the perfect marriage of really smart comedy writing and great performances by known Cracked.com personalities,” said Oren Katzeff, vice president and general manager of Cracked.com for Demand Media. “Both the hardcore fans and the newbies will enjoy Season Two. We give everyone a distorted and satirical look at what happens in the Cracked.com offices.”
Each episode follows “Agents of Cracked” leads, Michael Swaim and Dan O’Brien, as they tackle anything and everything the world of Internet comedy throws at them. Audiences can enjoy viewing the series on the site and episodes will also be available across Cracked.com’s mobile iPhone and iPad platforms. As with all Cracked.com content, viewers can share the episodes across all social media and sharing platforms. The site also recently launched a free, Cracked.com for iPad app, which serves as a one-stop-shop for fans to access the Cracked.com library for video content, articles, text and images while on the go.
In addition to “Agents of Cracked,” the team recently launched the original web series “After Hours,” in which a new pop culture-related question is proposed and then addressed, dissected and answered by a team of four friends through humor, quick-hitting dialogue and clever animations. The first episode of “After Hours,” titled “Why ‘Back to the Future’ Is Secretly Horrifying” has garnered more than 1.1 million views to date.