"Clueless Gamer," a segment featured by Conan O'Brien in his late night show, is now in the works of being produced as a TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, O'Brien will only take on the role as executive producer of the project and will not be hosting the episodes. Every episode of "Clueless Gamer" has been a hit for the Team Coco channel in Youtube, where O'Brien invites a celebrity to play a newly-released video game and gives the game silly commentaries.
The site reports that a host will be announced on a later date as well as the number of episodes. O'Brien will be producing the project under his Conaco Productions banner with IMG.
To date, the Team Coco Youtube channel features a total of 35 "Clueless Gamer" videos which have gained millions of hits upon their release. Some of the video game O'Brien has played in the segment include "Final Fantasy XV" with "Lord of the Rings" actor Elijah Wood, "Gears of War," "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," "Mario Kart 8," "Assassin's Creed," and "Overwatch."
"We're going into production next month on a new series, Clueless Gamer, based on the viral video [Conan O'Brien has] done where he essentially makes fun of video games, gets celebrities to play and makes commentary on them," said TBS president Kevin Reilly about the project in development.
"We've gotten to the point where video game companies are sending us their new product for us to play and make fun of because it's been such a huge success. We're going to go into production on a series of that."
"Clueless Gamer" joins other late night show segments that have received their own standalone series, such as "Lip Sync Battle" from "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." "Carpool Karaoke," based on James Corden's viral videos on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" is also being developed by CBS for Apple TV.