YouTube Red: Gigi Gorgeous, AwesomenessTV projects ordered by the streaming service
Plus: See an exclusive, never-before-seen clip from 'Scare PewDiePie'
YouTube Red’s first slate of original content is now live for paid subscribers, and the streaming platform has no plans to slow down production. In fact, EW can exclusively reveal that YouTube has plans for another original movie and series coming later this year.
The first, a feature-length documentary from two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple, follows YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous’ transition from male to female. The as-yet-untitled documentary will take a look at Gigi’s journey to media superstar, including intimate moments with friends and family.
“I’ve spent the last five years going through a very personal journey,” 23-year-old Gorgeous said in a statement. “I’m nervous but thrilled to lift the curtain and share my intimate details and experiences through this film on YouTube Red.”
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YouTube Red’s second new project, Foursome, comes from the minds of DreamWorks Animation and Hearst’s AwesomenessTV. Digital stars Jenn McAllister, Logan Paul, Rickey Thompson, Brooke Markham, and Meghan Falcone come together for a six-episode series following four best friends as they tackle the high school social scene. Paul plays Alec, Andie’s (McAllister) popular older brother who wont let a guy near her, making it hard to stay afloat in the teenage dating pool. Luckily, she has three BFFs played by Thompson, Markham, and Falcone for support.
While both projects won’t debut on YouTube Red until later this year, EW has an exclusive clip from Scare PewDiePie, Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg’s new action-horror series that debuted Wednesday, to hold you over until then.
And if you aren’t a YouTube Red subscriber but want to check out the latest from PewDiePie, Lilly Singh, and the Rooster Teeth team, new users can sign up for a free 30-day trial now.