YouTube Red Picks Up 'Lazer Team' Sequel

Six months after sci-fi film Lazer Team debuted on YouTube's new subscription streaming service, it's been given the greenlight for a sequel. YouTube content chief Susanne Daniels broke the news Friday morning at the Google-owned company's presentation during the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, during which guests were also given a tour of YouTube's Playa Vista, Calif., production space. 

YouTube isn't revealing many details about the new project, which will premiere on YouTube Red in 2017.

The film hails from Rooster Teeth, an Austin-based production company owned by digital studio Fullscreen. Rooster Teeth crowdfunded the project on Indiegogo, raising more than $2.4 million from supporters to produce the film. Rooster Teeth's Matt Hullum, Burnie Burns, Josh Flanagan and Chris Demarais penned the script. Hullum, Rooster Teeth's CEO, directed the project.