Making TV Shows
Update on my job with the Daily Wire plus some other announcements
Hey, I thought I’d just give you all an update on how my job with Daily Wire is going; first, though, I have a few announcements.
I’ve reached two thousand subscribers to Frank Talk!
Not all paid subscribers, mind you (and that 20% off deal is still going if any of you want to help me afford that monocle for Winchester), but I have an audience, which is cool. I plan a lot more fun content here, including creating more of the longer short stories, so I hope you’re all enjoying it.
As for the other announcement, I now have…
Sections are just a new way to ensure quality content doesn’t get lost among announcement updates like this one. Plus, it makes it easier for new subscribers to find all the good stuff. Here are the sections:
Short Stories. This is the premium stuff — the longer short storiet I spent weeks or more on that the paid subscribers are helping enable me to spend more time on. I don’t have too many there yet, but I plan to keep adding to it, including a new Hellbender short story that is coming soon.
Fun Shorts. These are the shorter little niche humor stories I write up pretty quickly, usually on a pop culture subject. I do these mainly to amuse myself, but I hope some of you might find them amusing too.
Humor. These are all the various other humor pieces I’ve written, including the Frank News and my more random experiments with humor.
Politics. Any serious commentary goes here. If you want my actual opinions, that’s where it is.
I think you can also control in your subscription which things you get, though I don’t know why you’d do that because it’s all great.
Anyway, on to…
Daily Wire Entertainment
So, as I think you all know, about six months ago quit my engineering job to now work full-time on scripted programming for the Daily Wire. It’s been scary and exciting, but luckily I’m working on everything with Ethan Nicolle and Eric Branscum (and Cacklin’ Patty) from The Babylon Bee, so it’s really cool.
So what can I say now? Well, not much still. I have to stick to what’s been publicly announced. So we’re focusing on children’s entertainment now as there is a need out there for kids programming people can trust, and we writers are really giving it our all. The Daily Wire is also giving it their all, getting experienced people to make sure this is all a success. For instance, they hired Chris Sonnenberg, the showrunner for Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (one of my kids’ favorite shows — which they’ve watched repeatedly). And they have a lot of other talent behind the scenes.
And most of all, they hired me. That was always my biggest recommendation to streamers: Hire me to make content. But only one streaming service had the vision to do it.
Still, I can’t say much about the programming yet. There is this short teaser for Chip Chilla:
And I absolutely loved writing for that show and can’t wait for you to see it. That will be spring next year. So it’s still going to be a while until you see anything, but expect me to be in full promo mode when it hits.
Until then, I’d appreciate prayers. This is very new for me, and it also feels like a big responsibility to make children’s programming. I want to do great at it. The future right now for me is very exciting, but also a bit intimidating to plunge headfirst into something so new like this.
That’s it for now. Well, just a quick writing update that I’m making good progress on the fourth Superego and still hope to have Hellbender 2 out before the year’s end. Later!