The second season of the wildly popular online action-comedy series Video Game High School is set to begin airing this July in time for the San Diego Comic Con. Co-creators Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold were easily able to raise over $800,000 on Kickstarter due to the staggering success of the first season, which garnered over 55 million online views, and that doesn’t include its late run on Netflix’s instant queue. Wong didn’t let the success go to his head, and he credits the VGHS fans for the success of the show and its second season:
“Fan support for VGHS was greater than anything we could have ever imagined and we feel privileged to have been able to film a second season,” said Wong. “The new episodes take the story to a whole new level and we’re sure that our viewers will be excited to see what happens to the whole crew.”
Not to rest on their laurels, the VGHS season 2 team stepped up their game on the production, and shot the action sequences using the new 48fps camera technology that Peter Jackson sported in his Hobbit trilogy. In fact, this is the first show to ever employ a mixed frame rate approach (non-action scenes will be in 24fps), so it’ll be interesting to see how the experiment turns out. Knowing the type of quality programming that Freddie and the Rocket Jump team create, it won’t be an issue.
VGHS season 2 will feature six full length episodes for a total of 120 minutes of gaming in real life action. As previously mentioned it will air sometime in late July. Here’s a synopsis of what to expect this season:
SPOILERS – “After a shocking scandal puts first-person shooter (FPS) star The Law in handcuffs and VGHS’s reputation on the line, it’s up to Brian D and his girlfriend Jenny Matrix to take the embattled FPS team to victory and redemption. Turbo-charged battles will unfold, comedy will ensue and hearts will break as Brian, Jenny and the rest of the VGHS squad take on the toughest gamer schools in the world for ultimate supremacy.”
You still have time to get caught up on season 1 if you missed it, so go watch it on Netflix, and get prepared for another action-packed season of !
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