Satirical website, “The Onion,” has made a deal that will allow them to produce full-length feature films.

There are currently three films in development over the course of the next two years

Onion Incorporated has reportedly formed a partnership with Lionsgate Films and Serious Business in order to produce the endeavor, with the video division being dubbed Onion Studios. According to reports, there are three films in development for the next two years, although the content of the upcoming films is currently unknown.

Kyle Ryan, who serves as Onion Studios’ vice president, jokingly said in a statement that this project has come out of years of a plotted “takeover.” Highlighting the brand’s start as a digital publication, Ryan also joked that the company was exchanging their “Pulitzers” for “Oscars.”

Alex Blagg, who is known for his work on Workaholics, has confirmed that he will be involved in the upcoming projects on social media.

Added to that, it has been reported that the merger will work with other crewmembers from various Comedy Central programs.

In addition to managing the distribution of the films, Lionsgate will also help with promotion. Univision is also expected to be involved, as it purchased “The Onion” last year.

What else has 'The Onion' done?

Based in Chicago, “The Onion” originated as a satirical newspaper that first entered the digital age in 1996. Written in the style of an online newspaper, fictional stories are written in a style that references, without directly referencing, current events.

Under the Onion Studios moniker, as well as the Onion News Network, the franchise had already produced various viral videos for users to enjoy, having posted them on the company’s official YouTube channel.

Many of the videos for the company parody local network news channels and are filmed in such a fashion.

The company also runs the media groups: The A.V. Club, which unlike its parent company is not satirical in nature and focuses on pop culture, and ClickHole, another satricial website that parodies websites like BuzzFeed, in addition to various clickbait websites.

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