When two brothers with nothing in common must work together when their parents leave town, it is without a doubt, that hilarity will ensue! Add funny man Marcus Scribner from ABC’s Black-ish to the mix and you most definitely have a guaranteed hit.
Alexander IRL, a YouTube Red Original Movie, premiering tonight, January 11th, will highlight Scribner’s “nerdy” side as he plays the part of a coder that will help the bothers develop a new app which will help the older of the two become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Of course, there’s a catch—the older and former high school hero must help the group throw the most epic party of the year.
So exactly what does this new app do? Well, it will help kids “unplug” from their social media. In an interview with Just Jared Jr., Scribner tells the online magazine just how important it is for him to take time away from the world-wide web and connect with what’s going on around him, irl, in real life. “Yeah, taking time to unplug is super important and I think I make sure to do that every time I get home,” the seventeen-year-old told JJJ. “I just take a few moments to chill or take a nap. Sleep is actually my hobby,” he confessed, “it’s so fun to sleep. So I definitely take time to hang out with my dog, chill with my friends, talk to my family members sometimes. So yeah, taking time to unplug is something that’s important to me.”
In an age where it seems like phones are an evolutionary extension of our hands, it will be fun to see if the teens claim success at the end of Alexander IRL.
Check out the teaser below and don’t forget to check out Alexander IRL on YouTube Red.