RomCom WEBTOON LET’S PLAY is Being Adapted into a TV Show
The digital webcomic app WEBTOON has been the home for some fantastic webcomics since it arrived to platforms. Many other stories have been picked up to be adapted to film/series.
The romantic comedy Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic is a very popular comic on WEBTOON and is now getting the live-action treatment with a TV series. Production company Allnighter made the announcement recently that they will be developing the series in collaboration with Krecic.
She’s young, single and about to achieve her dream of creating incredible videogames. But then life throws her a one-two punch: a popular streamer gives her first game a scathing review. Even worse she finds out that same troublesome critic is now her new neighbor! A funny, sexy and all-too-real story about gaming, memes and social anxiety. Come for the plot, stay for the doggo.
Krecic, Tom Akel, Amanda Kruse, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Hunter Gorinson serving as executive producers. Gorinson also says that they’ll be “approaching high-profile showrunner talent” to bring the comic to life. Talking about Let’s Play in general, Krecic said:
“I created Let’s Play because I was looking for characters like me – die-hard gamers, heartfelt romantics, and young women with dreams of success on their own terms – but couldn’t find them represented anywhere in the pop culture of the moment. So, I decided that was a story that I would have to tell for myself. On its surface, Let’s Play is a love triangle, but it’s also a contemporary, emotionally sophisticated reinvention of the form – one that soon will allow young women to see the loves, aspirations, and setbacks of people like themselves celebrated on-screen at long last.”
Kruse, co-founder of Allnighter, said:
Let’s Play has an incredible fanbase of ardent readers – the vast majority of them, young women – who have found within it exactly what Leeanne hoped to create: a community. I am one of them myself and discovering Let’s Play was a revelation. It’s an absolute honor to play a role in helping bring this story to screen.
If you are not familiar with Let’s Play, it is available for free on WEBTOON. Let’s Play debuted in 2016 and has built a subscriber base of 3.6 million weekly readers.
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