Remember that random, out of nowhere Lagoon Influencer trailer that dropped on Reddit last week?
The trailer for the ABC reality show has left a lot of people very confused and discouraged at the prospect of this survivor-type influencer competition, and it turns out it was all WRONG!
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Social media stars Mad Lewis and Alan Chow hosted the fake reality show, which was actually part of the ABC comedy Domestical economy.
In this week’s new episode of the series, Connor (jimmy tatro) discovers that his influencer girlfriend Jojo (Tetona Jackson) was actually cast on the reality show.
The fake trailer not only came out of nowhere, but led to the Domestical economy episode, the trailer even aired on both nights Bachelor finale, making viewers even more confused if this was a real show.
But, the trailer that landed on Reddit was actually thanks to Domestical economy star and executive producer Topher Gracewho created a new account and posted it on Reddit.
“We weren’t going to have a trailer originally, even in the episode. And then, during filming, the production built such an elaborate set of this desert island that [Influencer Lagoon] took place on what we were like, let’s shoot some promotional images for that,” Topher Told EO.
“We chose real influencers to host it, Alan Chow and madison lewis. We were like, ‘This looks real. Maybe we want to put a promo together. We shot these promotional items and then I took the plunge and sent the raw footage that we had, the promo footage and some of the stuff from the show to ABC and said, ‘Do you just want to cut a trailer? We’ll put it in the episode. The same people who cut the ads for The single person cut that trailer. They did the logo and everything,” he continued.
“When we showed the finished episode to the network, they liked the Lagoon Influencer promo so much that they were like, “Let’s just run the ad during the final two episodes of The single person‘, which we were delighted with. Then it got a little crazy because we were like, ‘Wait a second. What if we leaked it to Reddit in the right way, would places notice? » Topher mentioned.
He even shared his favorite part of the episode of Domestical economy/Lagoon Influencer.
“I mean, look, there’s a show called Boy’s Island. It’s not that far off the mark, pun intended. My favorite part of tonight’s episode of Domestical economy it’s when the host is like, ‘We’ve seen how you influence humans, but now it’s time to influence animals. In this tent are six horses, nature’s original influencers – now come in and set those manes on fire!” he said. EO. “It’s so weird. That’s why I dig that people thought this was real, because when people see this they’ll be like, ‘Oh man, I really should have known this wasn’t real.’
There. Lagoon Influencer was just a fake promo for a fake show, on a very real show Domestical economy! LOL!