YouTube Red Originals goes live with four new shows

YouTube Red Originals, which has original series and movies from creators like Lilly Singh, Rooster Teeth, PewDiePie and AwesomenessTV, is now live in the US.

By: Tech Desk | Published:February 11, 2016 1:25 pm
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YouTube Red Originals, which has original series and movies from creators like Lilly Singh, Rooster Teeth, PewDiePie and AwesomenessTV, is now live in the US.

YouTube users in the US, who have signed up for the Red membership will get access to these videos for free. Those who have not yet signed up for service can watch short previews or try out a 30-day trial YouTube for free and watch these shows as well.

YouTube Red costs $9.99 per month in US.  Engadget reports that users in Europe and UK can also access some of the content with a separate price for each of the videos.

The four new shows from YouTube are:

A Trip to Unicorn Island: A feature-length movie, this one looks at the journey of comedian Lilly Singh, as she goes on her 26-city global tour. Singh is famous on YouTube as Superwoman.

Lazer Team: This feature-length action-comedy from Rooster Teeth and Fullscreen Films features four small-town losers who stumble upon an alien ship carrying a mysterious cargo.

Scare PewDiePie: A reality-adventure series from the creator and executive producers of “The Walking Dead” at Skybound Entertainment and Maker Studios, PewDiePie encounters terrifying situations inspired by his favourite video games.

Dance Camp: This is a film from AwesomenessTV around dance.

Youtube has also announced new projects, which will be released later this year. The projects are “Untitled Gigi Gorgeous Project,” which features YouTube creator Gigi Gorgeous and two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple. It will explore the journey of a transgender woman from her childhood to life as a successful media personality.

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There’s also Foursome, which is an original series from AwesomenessTV, and is a high-school based story. “Prank Academy” with YouTube pranksters Jesse and Jeana of PrankvsPrank and BFvsGF, and ‘Fight of the Living Dead,’ a reality show where popular YouTube talent stars will be trapped in a  zombie apocalypse.

Others shows planned are “Untitled 360 Game Theory” with pop culture expert MatPat from The Game Theorists, and “Bad Internet” with the cast of CollegeHumor.

YouTube Red’s originals series will come with compete similar content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other video on demand services in the US.

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