This A+/A list actor can spin and spin, but the fact is he convinced people he was in it for the good, but was actually in it for the money.
Some Good News
John Krasinski Insists He Didn’t Sell Out Some Good News: It ‘Wasn’t Sustainable’
Last week, John Krasinski’s charmingly low-budget web series that celebrates the opposite of bad, Some Good News, sold to ViacomCBS after a massive bidding war among networks. The decision, which Krasinski hailed as being the best solution for “so many more people” to watch the series, was swiftly met with criticism from fans and viewers, who argued that Some Good News was already free on YouTube and not airing on a paywalled network. Additionally, Krasinski is stepping away from hosting duties, which made it easy for people to speculate that that was a simple cash grab for the actor. Now, in a May 26 interview on Rainn Wilson’s Instagram Live page, Krasinski insisted that selling Some Good News wasn’t a dick move; rather, he wanted to keep the good vibes going when he returned to his busy acting schedule. – Source
John Krasinski explains why he sold ‘Some Good News’ after receiving backlash
John Krasinski has explained why he sold his DIY at-home series Some Good News to ViacomCBS after receiving backlash from fans on social media.
The Office star began his Some Good News series on YouTube in March to share good news stories around the world during the coronavirus pandemic, and it was announced last week that he had sold the series.
“I was only planning on doing eight (episodes) during quarantine. I have these other things that I’m going to be having to do very soon, like Jack Ryan,” Krasinski said Tuesday during an Instagram Live chat with his Office co-star Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute.
“More than that, writing, directing and producing — all those things — with a couple of my friends was so much, and I knew it wouldn’t be sustainable with my prior commitments,” Krasinski added.
“I knew the two options were always going to be, I leave it off at eight (episodes) in my office, which I would love to keep doing this show from my office forever, but it just wasn’t sustainable,” he explained. “I knew I would need a partner coming on.”
Krasinski said that now he has “one of the biggest news programs in America, CBS News, saying they want to make it part of their permanent news cycle, which is insane.”
“The fact that we were able to accomplish that in eight weeks. It went from non-existing to now being on one of these huge news networks, and it’s honestly one of the most amazing honours that I’ve ever been able to pull off and, again, it was all due to the community and the people,” he said.
Krasinski said they have “a lot of really fun stuff planned” and that he’s going to try to be part of it whenever he can. – Source
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