Roku Originals Reunites "The Real Bros of Simi Valley" for New Movie; Directed by Jimmy Tatro



SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 28, 2024 - Today Roku, America's #1 TV streaming platform*, announced the greenlight of the Roku Original feature "The Real Bros of Simi Valley: High School Reunion" which will stream exclusively on The Roku Channel this summer. The film is a continuation of the beloved original series, co-created by Jimmy Tatro and Christian Pierce, which became a social media phenomenon generating over a billion views across video platforms. "The Real Bros of Simi Valley: High School Reunion" will bring the "Bros"- Jimmy Tatro, Nick Colletti, Tanner Petulla, Cody Ko - back together for a new, hilarious adventure. Christian Pierce also returns as Aldis.

With the 10-year high school reunion around the corner, Xander (Tatro) and his squad (Colletti, Petulla, Ko) embark on a journey to become the dopest versions of themselves in time to flex on all of their old classmates.

"We came up with the idea for this movie back when we were writing season 3 of the show, so we're super excited to finally bring it to life," said co-creators Jimmy Tatro and Christian Pierce. "One simply cannot make a show about a group of friends who peaked in high school without highlighting an event as monumental as their 10-year reunion."

"The bros are back, and as ridiculously hilarious as ever, in this new Roku Original comedy feature from Jimmy, Christian, and team," said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Originals, Roku Media. "With this latest project, Roku Originals continues our commitment to championing breakout comedy features, from top talent, for our millions of streamers to enjoy for free"

"With millions of loyal fans, Real Bros has cracked the code on how to connect with viewers through its innovative storytelling and groundbreaking social media campaign," said Michael Schreiber Producer, Studio71. "First as a series and now as a film, with Roku's support, Jimmy and Christian are raising the bar yet again. We can't wait to re-engage with our diehard audience."

"The Real Bros of Simi Valley: High School Reunion" is produced by Studio71, with Michael Schreiber serving as Producer and Adam Boorstin as Executive Producer. The film is written by Jimmy Tatro and Christian Pierce and directed by Jimmy Tatro. Morgan Pichinson oversees the project on behalf of Roku Originals.

Jimmy Tatro most recently starred in Searchlight's Independent Spirit Award nominated film, THEATER CAMP, which won "Best Ensemble" at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the "Top 10 Independent Films of 2023." Next, he'll be seen in Nick Stoller's, YOU'RE CORDIALLY INVITED, opposite Will Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon for Amazon. On television, Tatro was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award for "Best Actor" for his role in AMERICAN VANDAL. Additionally, Tatro was the co-creator, director, and star of the television series, THE REAL BROS OF SIMI VALLEY.

Christian Pierce is the co-creator and writer of the hit Facebook Watch series 'The Real Bros of Simi Valley', which he also co-stars in; He's currently in preparation for a movie adaptation with Roku. He is known for his various roles on the popular YouTube Channel 'Life According to Jimmy' (3.43m subscribers), which hosts over 200 original sketches that he's written and directed.

"The Real Bros of Simi Valley: High School Reunion" joins Roku's growing slate of Roku Originals, including "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "Honest Renovations," "Morimoto's Sushi Master," "The Great American Baking Show," "Die Hart" franchise, "Meet Me in Paris," "WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story," and more. From award-winning scripted entertainment and engaging documentaries to new breakout unscripted series, Roku Originals gives viewers free access to bold, fresh entertainment from the biggest names in Hollywood.

*By hours streamed (Hypothesis Group: Q4 2023)


About The Roku Channel

Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home of free ad-supported streaming television on Roku, and features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 on-demand movies and programs, more than 400 live linear television channels, and premium subscription offerings in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 250 partners and features a growing library of Roku Originals.

About Studio71

Studio71 is a global media company that produces and distributes premium, brand-safe content across all video platforms. The Studio71 content division produces thousands of original videos for Studio71′s owned and operated channels, podcasts, and apps and publishes over 1,800 partnered creator channels that generate over 13 billion monthly views across YouTube, Connected TVs, and social media platforms. The Studio71 sales division connects advertisers with Studio71′s top digital creators for targeted media campaigns and custom-branded content. Studio71 is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Berlin, New York, and Toronto.

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March 28, 2024 4:00pm ET by Pressparty  

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