CBC orders 10 episodes of My 90-Year-Old Roommate for Punchline

90-year-old roommate
The digital web series (pictured) produced by Slow Clap and LoCo Motion Pictures wrapped production last week.

CBC has ordered 10 episodes of My 90-Year-Old Roommate for its digital comedy portal, Punchline.

The web series is produced by Slow Clap and Lauren Corber of LoCo Motion Pictures in association with Hawkeye Pictures and is executive produced by Aeschylus Poulos and Daniel Rattner. It wrapped production in Toronto last week. The episodes, which will run between five and seven minutes, were directed by Rob Stefaniuk and written by Ethan Cole, Josh Shultz and David Lipson.

My 90-Year-Old Roommate is based on Cole and Shultz’s viral web series Explaining Things to My Grandfather, which has garnered more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.

The Punchline series revolves around Ethan (Cole), a financially unstable millennial who reluctantly moves in with his recently widowed grandfather, Joe (Paul Soles), who, as the title suggests, is 90 years old. The show follows Ethan as he introduces his grandpa to the horrors/delights of modern life.

The web series, which is supported by the Independent Production Fund (IPF), will premiere on Punchline later this year.

L to R: Ethan Cole and Paul Soles in My 90-Year-Old Roommate