The success of last year's Karate Kid spin-off show Cobra Kai showed that YouTube Premium was becoming a major player in the ever-evolving world of streaming. The next big show to hit the service is the dark teen comedy thriller Wayne, which hits the service today, January 16. An exclusive new clip has been released.
The show features rising star Mark McKenna (Sing Street) as the titular Wayne, a troubled 16-year-old who hits the road with his friend Del to get back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am left to him by his dad from some very bad people in Florida. In the clip we see the Trans Am in the wrong hands, plus Wayne and Del getting in the way of a very large truck. Check it out above.
Wayne also stars Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush, Red Band Society) as Del, plus Joshua J. Williams (Cloak and Dagger) and Mike O'Malley (Glee). It's created by Shawn Simmons and produced by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are best known for writing both Deadpool movies, as well as the horror comedy Zombieland. They are also working on Zombieland 2.
In a recent interview with Slashfilm, Wernick spoke about what drew him and Reese to the show, and how it compares with their other work. "We're drawn to things that are left of center, always," Wernick said. "It always appeals to us, something that's not your traditional fare. The mixing of tones is something that I think we're best known for, something we've done in Zombieland and obviously in the Deadpool franchise.
"We always say extraordinary circumstances in an ordinary world is something that appeals to us. This obviously I think falls into that, especially with the mixing of tone. We want you not only to laugh. We think of this as a comedy but we also think of this as many other things: action adventure, it's a road trip and has an emotional story, a love story between two kids who are coming of age."