Popular LGBTQ ‘dating’ app Grindr enters the original scripted content space with Bridesman which is slated to begin production this month and air in fall 2021.
Created by John Oniel, Bridesman is a comedy series that follows a gay husband as he undermines his best friend’s marriage. Each episode will be 6-10 minutes long and will be available on YouTube as a Grindr app.
Directed by Julian Buchan, the show will feature comedians Jimmy Fowlie (The two others, 2 broken girls), Sydnee Washington (Up Next Showcase by Comedy Central) and Shannon Devido (Difficile People, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore). The series will include appearances by Liva Pierce, Calvin Seabrooks, Benito Skinner and Kim Petras.
The series is co-written by Frank Spiro and produced by Katie White (Best summer ever, Still Wylde) and Jeremy Truong (Cicada, dirty) tape.
Bridesman is the latest in a series of projects exploring new ways to celebrate queer talent and keep Grindr users connected. The news of Bridesman follows Pride Perseveres, a 30-day integrated content festival launched in June 2020 and Fright Now Fest, a virtual Halloween festival that took over the Grindr app last Halloween.