LG15: Outbreak is a social show produced by lonelygirl15 fans in 2010, under the name of Tempest Pictures, and presented by EQAL on LG15.com. Due to the downturn in the economy, EQAL's show LG15: The Resistance was put on hiatus, and instead, the producers decided to open a contest for the fans. The contest allowed fans to submit pilot episodes and trailers of spin-off shows based on the Lonelygirl15 mythology, where the selected pilot would become an official LG15 Franchise show. The winner of the first season of "LG15: The Show Is Yours" was LG15: The Last, and LG15: Outbreak was declared the winner of the second season. At the time of the first contest, allowing a crowdsourced project to take over production responsibilities was seen as "unprecedented."
The first teasers for the series, including the official sumbmission, were posted in the quarter end of 2009, with the first episode premiering on January 11, 2010. The show ran for eight weeks, followed by a finale event on March 24, 2010 that consisted of a series of 12 videos posted over 12 hours, which had traditionally ended other lonelygirl15 serieses.
LG15: Outbreak was the sixth show in EQAL's popular LG15 Franchise. The show ended on a cliffhanger, leading many fans to believe that the series was setting up for the mother-ship series of LG15: The Resistance to return. However, on April 28, 2010 - EQAL announced that new LG15 Universe content - outside of possible international licensing and the remainder of LG15: The Last - would not be produced in the foreseeable future.