Marshawn Lynch show to begin streaming this month.
Facebook has reportedly paid Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show based on Oakland Raiders running back, Marshawn Lynch.
According to Reuters, the show, called "No Script," will start streaming this month and consists of eight episodes, all 10 to 15 minutes in length, featuring the always entertaining Marshawn Lynch. The first episode features the 31-year old running back taking racecar driving lessons until he completely ruins the tires of the car.
“We think we have a big hit on our hands,” said Rory Brown, president of Bleacher Report, declining to comment on how many millions Facebook is paying Bleacher Report for the show. “People are going to spend more time on Facebook because of it.”
According to the report, Facebook gave Bleacher Report full creative control, although Brown noted the social media network does have concerns about offensive language, given Marshawn's non-existent filter.
Facebook is reportedly willing to spend $1 billion on original shows in an effort to lure viewers and ads to its Facebook Watch video service. Most recently, Facebook partnered with LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand to release a 10-episode reality series called, "Ball In The Family," which gives a behind the scenes look into the Big Baller Brand as well as the lives of LaVar's sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo.
Lynch officially made his return to the NFL this past Sunday in the Raiders' 26-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans, and he looked like his former self. He recorded 76 yards on the ground, including a violent truck stick of the Titans' 300+ pound lineman, Jurrell Casey. For Week 2 Marshawn and the Raiders will return to Oakland for a matchup against the New York Jets, which figures to include more dominant runs from the former Pro-Bowl back.
Look out for his Facebook show, "No Script" to begin streaming sometime this month.