A new Poker series will arrive next year to your screen
There is a while since Hollywood knows that good series attract legions of followers who are immersed in their plots and characters. The series with a specific topic give also the opportunity to the viewer to approach some subcultures: that is the case of Breaking Bad and Narcos talking about drug trafficking and money laundering, House of Cards offering a vision of the american politics game or Big Bang Theory, a classic sitcom that takes us into the freaky world of two young scientists.
As fans of gaming world, we are pleased to introduce you a new series for this incoming year 2017, a comedy based on the poker world created by Ryan Firpo: “Luckboxes: An Original Series About Hitting It Big”.
The producer of Los Angeles Ryan Firpo got close to the poker world when Pokerstars engaged him to produce a documentary series about some profesional poker players, like the documentary “The Rich Man” (based on the life of the famous russian player Mikhail “innerspsy” Shalamov.
After this production, his curiosity leaded him in 2013 to create the documentary Bet Raised Fold about the rise and the fall of the online poker industry. The film follow 3 online poker professionals whose lives changed forever on the “Black Friday”. In April, the 15th , 2011, the federal authorities charged PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker companies with violating federal laws, bank fraud, money laundering and ilegal gambling that day the U.S. Department of Justice closed all poker websites, evaporating in a day, a 1000 million industry.
The new series
After this documentary, the producer had the idea of creating a comedy around the poker world, and from that idea born Luckboxes: An Original Series About Hitting It Big, produced by the famous poker player Jason Somerville.
This comedy, set in 2009, is about two brothers struggling to find their way to the Great Recession. Working as furniture salesman, they meet Zoe, a young poker player who lives comfortably in her luxurious mansion. Ariel, recently graduated in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics, and his brother Sean, will decide to try their luck in the poker world to avoid foreclosure.
Inspired in true events, the poker player and the viewer will catch details of poker reality, always with a lot of humor. A luxury mansion, a private sushi chef, a team players always looking their computer´s screen and two brothers will be the beginning of a comedy about getting adult and the problems of being young during the economic recession.
You can already watch the pilot episode but you will have to wait untill 2017 to see the 13 episodes of 30 minutes. The first season will be available on streaming but there is a possibility that some channel buy it.
We hope that the series has good reception among the public and serve to publicize the world of online poker. If you want for information you can visit the website luckboxes.tv.