PewDiePie's YouTube Horror Show Renewed for Season 2, Promises "Even More Thrills and Chills"
Plus, YouTube is turning the Channing Tatum dancing movie Step Up into a "sexy" series.
PewDiePie's YouTube Red show, Scare PewDiePie, has been renewed for a second season. Google confirmed the news this week as part of its announcement of renewals and new programs for the streaming site.
The first season of Scare PewDiePie spanned 10 episodes, each of which involved the YouTube star being thrust into real-world horror scenarios based on video games. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, claimed he had no idea what was going to happen, and indeed, his reactions did look genuine a lot of the time (you can watch the first episode free).
According to YouTube's announcement, Season 2 will offer "even more thrills and chills." The show is produced by Maker Studios, alongside The Walking Dead company Skybound Entertainment.
There is no word yet on when Scare PewDiePie's second season will debut or what changes might be being made to the formula, if any. Here are some of the ideas apparently being considered for Season 2, according to PewDiePie production banner Revelmode.
Also picked up for a second season is the AwesomnessTV program Foursome, while there will be another full-length comedy movie from Smosh. It is currently without a title.
In terms of new content for YouTube Red, the biggest name of the bunch is a series based on the Channing Tatum dancing movie franchise Step Up. The untitled show will offer a "heart-pounding, sexy, music-filled, and dramatic look at dancers in a contemporary performing arts school."
The producers of the Step Up movies, including Tatum and his wife Jenna, are returning in the same roles for the YouTube series. There is no word yet who will appear in the show, however.
Other new programs for YouTube Red include a scripted comedy series titled Rhett & Link's Buddy System. In this show, the main characters "must go out of their way to regain control of their internet empire from their mutual co-ex-girlfriend who is now an evil Infomercial Queen holding a very big secret over their heads." Saturday Night Live alums Molly Shannon and Chris Parnell have unspecified roles in the program.
Check out this YouTube blog post to see a full rundown of all the new shows coming to YouTube Red.
A YouTube Red subscription costs $10/month. Benefits include access to original programming, no ads on regular videos, and a Google Play music subscription.
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