Nichole Bloom (Superstore, Shameless) joins the cast of LAZER TEAM 2, a YouTube Red Original Movie from Fullscreen and Rooster Teeth, to play a new lead character named Maggie alongside Superstore castmate and returning original Lazer Team cast member Colton Dunn (Superstore, Key and Peele) who plays Herman. Lazer Team 2 also adds Victoria Pratt (Heartland, Mutant X) to the cast as Kilborne to star alongside returning Rooster Teeth co-founder and CCO Burnie Burns (Lazer Team, The Amazing Race S28) as Hagan, Gavin Free (Lazer Team, The Slow Mo Guys) as Woody, and Michael Jones (Lazer Team, RWBY) as Zach. Lazer Team 2 is co-directed by Daniel Fabelo (Immersion, RT Docs) and Matt Hullum (Lazer Team) and begins production this week in Austin, Texas.
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.
“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.”
Beyond the film’s success on YouTube Red, 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.
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