Quibi orders Die Hart sequel from LOL Studios starring Kevin Hart!
After the first became a true hit for the fresh streaming service, Quibi has announced it has officially ordered a sequel to the Kevin Hart-starring action comedy Die Hart with the Grammy and Emmy-nominated set to return in the lead role!
Details regarding the follow-up are being kept close to the chest for the time being, but it’s been revealed the title for the next installment in the action comedy franchise is entitled Die Harter, with the creators and producers clearly keeping their homage to the similarly-titled Bruce Willis-starring franchise alive as its 1990 sequel was given the subtitle of Die Harder upon many home media releases.
“LOL Studios is excited to produce season 2 of Die Hart and continue our work to bring premium comedic content and new IP to market,” Jeff Clanagan, President of Laugh Out Loud, said in a statement.
In season one, Hart played a version of himself trying to step out of the role of “comedic sidekick” by going to the world’s greatest action star school. While there, the school’s lunatic director (John Travolta) and tough-minded rival student (Nathalie Emmanuel) pushed him to his limits as he was thrown into the deep end.
In addition to Hart (The Secret Life of Pets 2) and Travolta (The Fanatic), the cast for the series included Jean Reno (Waiting for Anya, The Pink Panther), Nathalie Emmanuel (Furious 7, Game of Thrones) and Josh Hartnett (Inherit the Viper, Penny Dreadful).
Hart will continue to serve as executive producer on the second installment alongside LOL Studios’ Candice Wilson and HartBeat Productions’ Bryan Smiley, while Hart’s long-time business partner Jeff Clanagan will produce for LOL Studios.