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Comic-Con SVOD platform adds first original

The Comic-Con International subscription on-demand platform has unveiled its first original series, a fangirl-themed show from former High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale.

The Lionsgate Entertainment- and Comic-Con-owned platform, which launches next year, will feature unscripted series Her Universe.

The reality TV show is based on the popular fangirl fashion company of the same name and will follow contestants as they create geek couture concepts from scratch before modeling them at next year’s Comic-Con.

Her Universe, Blondie Girl Productions and Lionsgate will coproduce the series. Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), actress and singer Tisdale and her sister, Jennifer Tisdale, (Inner Circle) executive produce.

“The Comic-Con SVOD service is about creating and delivering content specifically for and about this amazing and passionate fan base,” said Seth Laderman, executive VP and general manager of the platform.

“With Ashley Eckstein and Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale, we have an incredibly dynamic, creative, and talented team with a broad range of experience in franchises that our Comic-Con audience loves. We believe that they will deliver a programme that speaks directly to our core fans.”

Further original series and films from Lionsgate and other studios are planned for the Comic-Con SVOD platform.