The entertainment renaissance man, in conjunction with Maker Studios, is launching this Saturday ‘Meet Me at the Reck.’ The six-part digital series follows Andrew W.K. and a group of kids (known as ‘reckers’) as they celebrate the use of imagination. Each episode will premiere on Maker.tv and will be five to seven minutes long.
The trailer for the show dubs it as “Sesame Street for the digital generation.” We asked Andrew W.K. about the comparison between the hour-long ‘Sesame Street” and the five to seven minutes long ‘Meet Me at the Reck’:
“We’d rather the people watching spend an hour getting up and going out and playing the game they just learned from our five minute show, rather than having them just watch other kids play it on a screen for an hour,” Andrew W.K. told us. ”Long and short each have their place, but with ‘Meet Me At The Reck,’ we’re really focused on a particular project in each episode, showing the viewer how to make something, do something, build something, or play a new kind of game. So it’s like a visual guidebook, or a living set of instructions, wrapped up in a story and demonstration. We want kids to get up and do stuff – we want kids to play! That’s what partying is all about.”
Andrew W.K. has hosted children’s programming before, most recently on Carton Network’s ‘Destroy Build Destroy’ – the #1 rated series in its time-slot for male audiences.
For more on his next children’s programming venture, what it’s like to work with Maker Studios, and his favorite moment on set, Lost Remote spoke with the ‘King of Partying’ himself. Read more