Viceland, the TV channel from VICE, has only been around for six months, but is making a huge splash on the cable scene.
The A&E-owned network recently revealed that they their latest programming venture is in conjunction with Tyler, The Creator. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 25-year-old rapper is in the works of developing a series based on show from his Golf Media App. The project is also fronted by Whalerock Industries, the same production company that created Kardashian’s mobile empire.
Nick Weidenfeld, president of programming at Viceland, spoke on the company’s stellar ascent, saying, “I’m so proud of the what we have accomplished in just a few months since launching but there is much more work to be done. Our job is to give a platform to as many diverse and powerful voices as we can.
The series, whose name has yet to be revealed, won’t be Tyler’s first foray in television. In 2012, the Los Angeles native and his Odd Future crew brought sketch comedy series Loiter Squad to Adult Swim, ending after three seasons.
“No other network creates all its own content and brings together such disparate but important people,” Weidenfeld continued. “As we expand the talent pool, we’ll need to grow as a network, experimenting with genre and formats. There are no rules at Viceland, which makes it the most exciting place to work.”
This definitely sounds like the perfect platform for Tyler’s off-kilter, no holds barred point of view.