NEW YORK Web video hub Dailymotion.com is planning to launch an original series called The Cabonauts.
The show is being created by Internet video star Hayden Black, the producer of viral hits such as the mock news series Goodnight Burbank and the vlog spoof Abigail’s Teen Diary.
Cabonauts is described as a musical comedy sci-fi series in the vein of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. The show is being set in a “space cab” — with each episode chronicling a trip to a different cosmic locale. Like Conchords, during episodes of Cabonauts characters will break into song. The show’s producers are also promising celebrity cameos.
Dailymotion will be the exclusive first-run distributor of Cabonauts’ planned 15-episode season. The four-year-old video aggregator features a mix of professional content from TV companies like MTV Networks as well as several smaller independent Web producers.