There's a lot we've been working on these last few weeks and we're ready to start talking about it. With that, we'll kick off today's Bombcast with some severely excellent updates— Jeff Bakalar (@jeffbakalar) June 8, 2021
But first, let's talk about Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart at 10a ET! https://t.co/1tdR0QXWia
I'm excited. My bold prediction? They're going to merge the two Jeffs into one ultraJeff called Jeff Gerstalar. Like a Voltron of Jeffs. A Jefftron.
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So it's basically what people thought it was going to be. Jeff said that Red Ventures gave them some budget and they're going to spend it making shows in a "seasonal" format where they make a specific number of episodes. Danny O'Dwyer is the first signee.
Jeff said that the "core" team is going to do Quick Look "editorial coverage" of new releases etc... Danny is not going to be the typical contract, where people will pitch individual projects. It sounds like Danny is more joining the core team. He will be on the Bombcast, doing Quick Looks etc.... and working on some "weird shows" as well.
It sounds potentially cool? Funding neat distinct series to put on Giant Bomb.
First temporary signees is Jeff Grubb (Jeff number 3)
Tamoor Hussain and Lucy James from Gamespot are going to be working with Bakalar on an unspecified show after E3.
This summer Dan Ryckert will also be working with Jeff Bakalar on a new show.
There will be more to say in the coming weeks but those four announcements (Grub, Rykert, Gamespot people, and Danny O'Dwyer) seem to be the big ones.
In the future they will be soliciting community feedback and may take pitches from the community.
They are also going to be expanding the core team in the future. More producers, front facing talent etc..