If you watch BuzzFeed on a fairly regular basis, or follow the latest and greatest on Instagram and Vine, you are more than likely familiar with the comedy of Quinta Brunson (Quinta B). YouTube Red has officially announced that they have ordered a full season of Brunson’s scripted comedy series Broke, and Verizon Go90 has ordered her single camera comedy, Adopted.
Broke is an 11-episode series following the lives of best friends and recent grads pursuing big dreams. The series was created by and stars Quinta Brunson, a BFMP producer and development partner, along with Maurice Williams and Paul Dupree, and will make it’s debut exclusively on YouTube Red September 28, 2016.
Brunson, Kate Peterman and Garrick Bernard wrote the series, with Sosa and Adam Bianchi directing. Bruson will also serve as executive producer alongside Matthew Henick and Jared Sosa.
Adopted, takes place in a pet adoption clinic, where four women volunteer each weekend. Production for Adopted begins this fall and it will air exclusively Verizon’s go90.
Brunson comes from the world of improv and started developing her comedy craft when she was 17 at The Second City in Chicago. After graduating college (Temple University), she moved to LA and hit the ground running by working on a few short films, web series, while performing with her improv and sketch groups. During this time, Brunson would perform sketches in front of her friends. She was encouraged by her friends to put one sketch in particular, Trying to Make It Clap, on social media, and in less than 48 hours, the video went viral. It was re-blogged on just about every social media platform thousands of times, and was picked up by numerous blogs and media outlets. Since then Brunson’s videos have become viral sensations on Instagram where she consistently receives thousands of likes and has partnered with talent such as King Bach. In addition to Instagram, she has accumulated millions of video views on both YouTube and BuzzFeed, and is currently a member of the BuzzFeed Motion Pictures (BFMP) Development Partners Program.
Check out Brunson’s TED Talk below where she sheds a little light on her career journey!