Nebula Expands Originals to Include Nebula News Division, ‘The Getaway’ From ‘Jet Lag’ Team and More (EXCLUSIVE)

Indie streaming service Nebula is breaking into the news business.

Among its new scripted and unscripted original titles announced Tuesday, including a new series from the team behind hit travel competition show “Jet Lag: The Game,” the platform revealed its new venture into “fact-based news content” with Nebula News. TLDR’s Jack Kelly will serve as news director of the new division.

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Per Nebula, “With dedication to truth and thoughtful journalism at the core of this new joint venture between Nebula and TLDR, this content expansion will feature original content from the TLDR team as well as timely originals that will offer thoughtful context and analysis for the torrent of news stories that flood news waves and social media, with an emphasis on fact-focused scrutiny. Kicking off the Nebula News originals will be ‘War Room,’ a new project from seasoned digital creator RealLifeLore that takes a dive into the current status of major conflicts taking place across the globe.”

“TLDR has been working with Nebula for a couple of years now, and I’ve been consistently impressed by Nebula’s commitment not only to the creator community but also to creating the best experience and product for Nebula viewers,” Kelly said. “So, when I was approached to head up Nebula’s new News product, I knew it was the ideal opportunity to bring even more high-quality journalism to Nebula subscribers.”

Elsewhere on its 2024 originals slate, Nebula has set projects from creators DC Pierson, Tom Nicholas, Patrick Willems, the team behind “Jet Lag: The Game” and more.

“Our dream for Nebula has always been to be both a home for creators and a proving ground for them to develop skills and connections to carry them into the future,” Nebula CEO Dave Wiskus said. “The team has spent the last year gearing up for this moment, and I’m excited to start showing what we’re really capable of.”

See Nebula’s originals slate for 2024 below, with descriptions in the platform’s own words.

“The Getaway”
About: A brand new Nebula Original series from the producers of Jet Lag: The Game.
Format: Reality Competition Series
Creator: Wendover Productions
Director: Sam Denby
DP: Valentina Vee
Executive Producers: Sam Denby; Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

About: From Tom Nicholas, a feature-length documentary about our aging political leaders, told with his trademark humorous bent.
Format: Feature Documentary
Creator: Tom Nicholas
Director: Tom Nicholas
Producers: Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

“The Baltimore Scandal”
About: The true story of a feud between two researchers which threatened to take down a Nobel Prize winner, from Kevan MacKay (BobbyBroccoli).
Format: Feature Documentary
Creator: BobbyBroccoli
Director: Kevan MacKay
Producers: Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

“Pigment of Your Imagination”
About: A docuseries about color, from Sarah Renae Clark. Each episode will explore another surprising facet of how color shapes our reality. Featuring guest appearances and interviews with experts.
Format: Limited Series
Creator: Sarah Renae Clark
Director: Sarah Renae Clark
Executive Producers: Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

“The Dinner Plan”
About: From director Patrick Willems, a short horror film about a guy trying to make it through a stressful dinner party at his boss’s house.
Format: Dark Comedy Thriller Short Film
Creator: Patrick Willems
Director: Patrick Willems
Producers: Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

“Let’s Table This”
About: Created by DC Pierson (Derrick Comedy), a sketch comedy show about sketch comedy shows. A group of comedians (and a rotating celebrity host) sit around the dinner table telling stories and trying to make each other laugh.
Format: Sketch Comedy Series
Creator: DC Pierson
Director: TBD
Executive Producers: DC Pierson; Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

“Wonder of It All”
About: An all-new podcast wherein former Harvey Danger frontman Sean Nelson interviews people whose careers were largely defined by one early, conspicuous success.
Format: Biography Podcast Series
Creator: Sean Nelson
Host and Executive Producer: Sean Nelson
Executive Producers: Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson
Featured guests: Adam Duritz, John Hodgman, DC Pierson, Jacob Slichter, Lena Hall

About: Lola Sebastian’s investigative journalism podcast, exploring the scandal that rocked her school.
Format: Investigative Podcast Series
Creator: Lola Sebastian
Executive Producers: Dave Wiskus; Trenton Waterson

“War Room”
About: From the RealLifeLore team, War Room will provide context and updates over time for major conflicts taking place across the globe — expanding on RealLifeLore’s wildly popular Modern Conflicts series.
Format: Geopolitical Conflict Series
Creator: RealLifeLore (Joseph Pisenti)
Executive Producers: Joseph Pisenti; Dave Wiskus; Graham Haerther

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