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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to Develop Competition Series for go90

Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will team with with Adaptive Studios and Pilgrim Media Group to launch a new competition series to run on Verizon's mobile-first video service, go90.

The series, The Runner, will depict an individual’s attempts to make it across the United States unnoticed over the course of 30 days while eluding technology being used to track his or her whereabouts, said company officials.

The series, scheduled to launch this summer, will allow go90 users who provide tips, sightings and evidence of the Runner’s location are also eligible to win big money.

“We’ve been busy bringing a lot of original content to go90, but to deliver on an original with this level of interactivity for users excites us,” said Shawn Strickland, head of product innovation at Verizon in a statement. “Go90 is inherently social and producing content that supports those elements of the platform creates a pairing for something unique.”