New York: Global streaming platform for sports and entertainment FITE has announced the exclusive streaming debut of The Count, a brand-new streaming series with three initial episodes.
The Count is a modern retelling of the classic The Count of Monte Cristo set against the backdrop of Las Vegas, Macau, South America, and a global gaming empire. With an all-star line-up, cast, and story that will keep you counting the twists and turns of the narrative, this original series debuts on the FITE platform on Friday, November 27, 2020. This is the very first scripted series to ever appear on FITE.
Fans of Entourage, The Hangover and Ballers will enjoy the group dynamic and special celebrity guest vibe.
The Count was executive-produced by multiple Academy Award-winner Jonathan Sanger (The Elephant Man, Mission Impossible 2, Vanilla Sky) and written and directed by Mars Callahan (Poolhall Junkies, What Love is). The series stars Rob Iler, Mars Callahan, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Pollak, Kassem Garaibeh, and Lily Berlina with featured performances from Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr., Armand Assante, Brande Roderick, Rampage Jackson, Cung Le, Steve Aoki and dozens of sports stars, entertainers and celebrities.
Episode 1 of The Count is free on FITE on November 27 and 28. Episodes 2 and 3 of The Count will debut on pay-per-view on FITE, late Saturday night, November 28 following the biggest PPV fight event of the year.
FITE has an important weekend coming up as the exclusive digital carrier of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones, Jr. PPV fight presented by Triller on Saturday, November 28th, so launching this new series featuring Tyson and Jones as co-stars in the series made a lot of sense.
“We carry a lot of iconic events on FITE,” said FITE’s COO Michael Weber. “when we met The Count principals from Branded Entertainment Inc. and RYU, and saw the Tyson-Jones tie-in, we felt it was meant to be.”
New York-headquartered FITE has streamed more than 3,500 events in the last five years, including shows from some of the biggest PPV sports and entertainment providers. The global platform for live sports and entertainment offers many of the industry’s marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with nearly 3MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps.