Machinima is officially exploring a brand-new frontier for its content. The digital provider will be debuting three new series on the new Facebook Watch, among them a dating show aimed at gamers and a weekly comic book commentary.
Co-Op Connection, which premiered this week, is hosted by Chloe Dykstra and Brandon Winfrey, and will bring gamers together to see if they are as suited for each other in real life as they are in multiplayer matches. But will they be able to unite couples across different consoles? Only time will tell.
Sketch comedy series Dank/Fire, with hosts Phil Lorigo and Nick Gregorio, asks viewers to consider the possibility of what it would look like if your newsfeed came to life.
Lastly, Action Figures Comics, hosted by Gregorio, Lorigo, and Cooper Hagedorn, offers up a weekly breakdown of the comic books that are worth putting on your pull list versus the ones you might want to skip this time around.
The decision to stream its new shows via Facebook Watch is in line with Machinima's overall game plan to branch out in terms of offering content across various platforms. In addition to Facebook, Machinima has also partnered with Verizon’s go90, Amazon Video Direct, and Playstation Vue.
Facebook has already added an impressive amount of original programming to its new Watch feature since it was launched back in August, including a U.S. version of Norwegian teen drama Skam, LGBTQ comedy Strangers, and Investigation Discovery's Still a Mystery.