Vincent Peone Directs New Original Show “Bedtime Stories with Ryan” Starring Ryan Reynolds

Variety – Ryan Reynolds is known for R-rated humor — but now he’s going into dad mode with his first original series for internet TV provider Fubo.

Reynolds’ Maximum Effort production company announced the June 20 launch of Maximum Effort Channel on Fubo, which will feature the debut of the partnership’s first original show: Bedtime Stories With Ryan. According to the description of the 15-episode series, Reynolds “reads new and classic bedtime stories in an attempt to soothe your mind and soul (and also his own).”

“We’re so happy to create a program with the express goal of putting people to sleep,” Reynolds said in a statement. “This show has actually been a dream of mine for a while. Story time is a nighttime staple in our home and is a daily reminder of the power of storytelling.”

Reynolds’ Maximum Effort is an investor in Fubo, and the linear channel on the pay-TV service will be home to original and classic TV and movies “made for maximum comfort.” Maximum Effort also produced spots for Fubo’s recent rebranding campaign.

“Bedtime Stories With Ryan” is directed by Vincent Peone and produced by Maximum Effort and Fubo in partnership with ArtClass and Loon Productions, with music by Sleeping At Last. Autodesk has signed on as the official sponsor for the show, which will be designed and made using Autodesk’s software platform.

“I was immediately drawn to Bedtime Stories as the only show you’d have to set an alarm clock to binge watch,” notes Director Vincent Peone. “Collaborating with Ryan and Maximum Effort is a filmmaker’s actual dream because there is always some fun to be had with format, not to mention so much trust. This is the exact way I envisioned ArtClass entering into long form, and we couldn’t have done it with better partners.”

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Rolling Stone
The Hollywood Reporter
Entertainment Tonight

Series Production Credits:
Director: Vincent Peone
Executive Producer: Rebecca Niles
Executive Producer, Post: LauRenn Reed
Associate Producer: Corwin Caroll
Head of Post Production: Brian Keegan
Senior Editors: James P.M. Lee, Tyrone Rhabb, James Boger
Assistant Editor: Jesse Threatt
Assistant Editor: Joel Porras
Assistant Editor: Kahleb McAdams
Assistant Editor: Nick Bruce
Assistant Editor: Stephen Deaver
Post Producer: Kanika Oung
Post Coordinator: Rylee Axner
VFX Coordinator: Danielle Scahill
Executive Creative Director: Chris Eckardt
Senior Art Director: Brandon Todd

Executive Producer: Luke Colson
Head of Production: Mariel Sands
Senior Producer: Nicky Maser
Executive Creative: Director Tom Teller
Executive Producer: Julian Conner
Executive Producer: Seth Josephson
CG Supervisor: Enrique De La Garza
CG Artist: Will Hoskin
Modeler: Mariano Ruiz Manzano
Texture Artist: Juan Fer Bravo
Animator: Zhara Honore
Animator: Steven Lee
Animator: Matheus Caetano
VFX Editor: Michele Nagy

VFX Supervisor: Robert Rossello
VFX Coordinator: Cindy Ormondroyd
Production Assistant: Maddie Kramer
Artist: Holli Alvarado
Artist: Austin Brown
Artist: Colin Drobnis
Artist: Jadan Duffin
Artist: Nick Joseph
Artist: Josh McGuire
Artist: Mike Oakley
Studio: John Baer
Studio: Joseph Bell
Studio: Anthony Kramer

COLOR:Running Man
Senior Colorist: Troy Thompson
Colorist: Sean Sullivan
Online Editor: Max Roberts

Mixer/Sound Designer: Ian Sorrentino