Fubo is debuting Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort channel on June 20 and with it, one of the channel’s first original series, Bedtime Stories with Ryan.
“The idea for a show made to help everyone fall asleep was born the same day as my fourth child,” wrote Reynolds on his YouTube channel.
“Bedtime Stories with Ryan is a magical mix of joy and relaxation,” said Pamela Duckworth, head of Fubo Studios at Fubo. “These may be legendary stories, but Ryan’s voice and personality amplify each one, turning them into classics for a new generation. Bedtime Stories with Ryan is the perfect original show to kick off Maximum Effort Channel’s programming slate of maximum comfort.”
The show is sponsored by design and maker software firm Autodesk and its produced and designed using Autodesk’s platform.
“Autodesk software, used by moviemakers, engineers, and architects to design and make the world around us, also helps the next generation bring their powerful imaginations to life. That’s why we’re thrilled to be the official sponsor of Bedtime Stories with Ryan – a series which inspires these same imaginations,” said Dara Treseder, chief marketing officer at Autodesk. “As part of this work, we are proud to offer students and educators free educational access to our software, helping bright young minds transform their most creative dreams into reality, and one day, literally build a better world.”
Bedtime Stories with Ryan, Maximum Effort’s first original series, is a 15-episode series directed by Vincent Peone. The show is produced by Maximum Effort and Fubo in partnership with ArtClass and Loon Productions, with music by Sleeping At Last.
Maximum Effort Channel will be available on Fubo and additional streaming platforms to be announced. The linear channel is part of a multi-year partnership with Fubo and Maximum Effort that includes an exclusive first-look for unscripted TV series as well as a blind scripted deal. Maximum Effort, a production company co-founded by Ryan Reynolds and George Dewey in 2018, has been granted creative control over the channel’s content. Since launching, Reynolds’ banner produced such movies and series as the Deadpool movies, Free Guy, The Adam Project and the unscripted show Welcome to Wrexham.