Grace Helbig will be at VidCon this weekend alongside Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart (no relation) to participate in “A Trinity Affinity,” a panel where audience members can ask questions of the three prominent YouTube stars. But for Helbig, one of the joys of VidCon is finding out what everyone else is doing too.
“VidCon is always fun. Every year, there’s always a new wave of content creators that you get to meet and talk to and hear their perspective,” Helbig tells EW. “The community is tight-knit and supportive, and also it’s evolving. You get to find out what are the new and interesting things people are doing. And because a lot of content creators have expanded to other platforms, you want to hear what they’re working on. As tiring as it is, it’s very inspiring.”
Where Helbig and Hannah Hart have evolved is into superheroes. The duo teamed up with Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen to create a modern-day reboot of Sid & Marty Krofft’s ’70s classic, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. The show, which will debut later this year, finds the two YouTube stars playing superheroes who come to Los Angeles from Ohio in search of success.
“I thought my life was like a daydream already, just from being able to be a YouTuber and making content that I like for a community that I love,” Hart tells EW. “But to be playing a superhero on a series I’ve worked on with my friends — are you kidding me?”
Helbig and Hart are playing characters on the new show — Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, respectively — but according to Helbig, fans who have come to love the pair for their transparent nature on YouTube will not be disappointed by the series.
“When we create these characters, we want them to feel authentic,” Helbig says. “I know as an audience member myself, watching YouTube videos and wanting to consume other forms of content, I resonate with the personalities I think are the most transparent. I loved 30 Rock and Mindy Kaling’s show, because these are female characters who have complex levels of personality. They’re not just these archetypes.”
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl will arrive later this year. For more on VidCon, check out the full schedule here.