John Krasinski explains his decision to sell “Some Good News” after being described as “sellout” by fans

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John Krasinski speaks.

The actor recently organized a web series called “Some Good News” on YouTube, devoted to spreading only good news in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The show gained a wide audience during its broadcast, which was followed by the announcement that Krasinski sold it to ViacomCBS for broadcast on CBS All Access before hitting some of the company’s other brands.

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Krasinski was confused by online fans, calling it “sellout” for taking advantage of a “free YouTube wellness show to” make people feel good. ” »»

Now the 40-year-old “A Quiet Place” star spoke in a live Instagram chat with Rainn Wilson, his former co-star in “The Office”.

“I was only planning to do eight during quarantine. I have other things that I’m going to have to do very soon, like “Jack Ryan,” said Krasinski. “More than that, writing, directing and producing – all these things – with two of my friends was so much. “

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Krasinski said he knew following “some good news” would not be “sustainable” with everything going on in his career, noting that he “would like to continue doing the show from my desk forever. “

The actor said he thought he could either let the show end forever or sell it to a network and let it live, which he decided to do.

John Krasinski attends the world premiere of 'A Quiet Place Part II' at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 08, 2020 in New York.

John Krasinski attends the world premiere of ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 08, 2020 in New York.
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“We have a lot of really fun things in store and I can’t wait to get there,” said Krasinski. “I’m going to be a part of it whenever I can, and I’m going to host a few episodes and bring in a different community of people.” We are really, really excited about this. “

While many fans enjoyed the show, Krasinski said it was particularly special for him.

“I have received the most incredibly nice notes on the meaning of this show for everyone, but the truth is that it means more to no one but to me,” said the actor. “It is probably the most emotionally fulfilled that I have ever felt in my life. “

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Details on the sequel to “Some Good News” are scarce; According to reports, Krasinski will no longer be the host, but will maintain a sort of screen presence.

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