The First YouTube Red Originals Premiere Next Week
Including ‘Scare PewDiePie’ from the creator of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Maker Studios.
After launching back in October, YouTube Red — YouTube’s ad-free paid subscription service — is finally set to roll out its very first Originals. Available exclusively to members (on top of their ad-free content), the original content will kick off with four different series:
A Trip to Unicorn Island: From the team at Astronauts Wanted, this feature-length movie gives fans an extraordinary look inside the life and journey of Lilly Singh as she embarks on a challenging 26-city global tour where she has to remember to practice what she preaches: happiness is the only thing worth fighting for.
Lazer Team: In this feature-length action-comedy from Rooster Teeth and Fullscreen Films, four small-town losers stumble upon an alien ship carrying a mysterious cargo, leading to a battle to save Earth from an all-powerful enemy.
Scare PewDiePie: In this reality-adventure series from the creator and executive producers of The Walking Dead at Skybound Entertainment and Maker Studios, experience thrills, chills and laughter as PewDiePie encounters terrifying situations inspired by his favorite video games.
Given that PewDiePie and Lilly Singh are two of the most popular personalities on the platform, YouTube figures the new content will convert some of their subscribers — 41 million subscribe to PewDiePie’s channel alone — to the $9.99 USD/month Red.
All four of the series are set to launch February 10.