Facebook Is Paying Millions For A Marshawn Lynch Reality Show
Marshawn Lynch is getting his very own reality show.
Titled No Script, the show’s first season will be made up of eight episodes running between 10 and 15 minutes each, according to a report from Reuters. The “various antics” of Lynch will be filmed for each episode. No Script will be shown exclusively on Facebook, with the social media site paying up to $1 billion for original shows on its Watch video service, although it is unknown how many millions Facebook is paying Bleacher Report, who is in charge of creating the program.
“We think we have a big hit on our hands,” Rory Brown, president of Bleacher Report, said. “People are going to spend more time on Facebook because of it.”
The first episode of Lynch’s series features the football star taking race car driving lessons until he ruins the tires of the car. Lynch has already proven himself to be a reality show star, making a highly memorable appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, as well as promoting Super Bowl LI by traveling to Houston, Scotland, and passing out Skittles.
Lynch recently saved a Bay Area soul food restaurant from being closed. He purchased Scend’s Restaurant and Bar from own Cassie Nickelson, who recently retired.