Paddy Power’s sitcom, The VAR Room, has released its third episode, demonstrating the legal goings-on behind the scenes when a VAR team gets something drastically wrong.
First launched on 16 June, the series is the second sitcom developed by the Irish bookmaker, following last-year’s miniseries ‘The Mascot’, featuring a storyline surrounding Frank the Tank, a distracted mascot for Basildon Athletic.
The 23 minute show is broadcast on Virgin Media Two, and represents an expansion of Paddy Power’s usual marketing strategy, which often features skits and satirical videos, such as the recent session with the operator’s ‘fan banner helpline,’ or the interview with former England legends discussing their famous ‘win’ at Euro 1996.
In addition, the firm’s FanDenial series has proven popular with sports fans and bettors, taking a light-hearted view of football followers’ social media comments, showcasing the good, the bad and the angry.
Starring Anthony Richardson, Tendai Jembere, Ashley Margolis and Mark Davison, and written by Steven Quick and Noel Slevin, the latest episode of The VAR Room followed the team as they tried to keep their jobs after making during a fixture whilst distracted recording a TikTok dance video.
Throughout its run time, the show has also seen referee Mark Clattenburg and football legends Teddy Sheringham, Paul Ince and Alan Curbishley appear as guests.
Source – Paddy Power YouTube Channel