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YouTube Red Originals to premiere Feb 10

February 4, 2016

YouTube has confirmed that it will premiere the first of its YouTube Red Originals on February 10. Writing in the YouTube blog, Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, says that in addition to getting all of YouTube uninterrupted and a premium YouTube Music experience, a YouTube Red membership will now give users exclusive access to new original series and movies from some of its top creators,

The first four titles are:

  • 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.
  • Dance Camp: This feature film from AwesomenessTV weaves an amazing story of unlikely friendships, unleashing passions and discovering yourself all through the power of dance.
  • 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 favourite video games.

Daniels notes that the diverse, dynamic creators behind these films have already built massive audiences on YouTube, rivalling many cable shows. “With YouTube Red Originals, we want to help them tell bigger and bolder stories that delight you, their fans. YouTube Red is your opportunity to support the passion projects your favourite creators have only dreamed about until now,” she says, advising “If you haven’t already, sign up here for a YouTube Red membership and the first month is on us,”.

According to Daniels, these series and movies are just the beginning. “We have lots more thrills, chills, LOLs, smiles, romances and surprises from more of your favourite YouTube stars coming later this year. In the meantime, check out our new YouTube Red Originals channel to stay up to date on the latest clips, teasers and trailers for our series and movies,” she suggests.

“If you live in a country where YouTube Red hasn’t launched yet, never fear! We’ve got you covered,” she says, directing readers where to obtain more details on when these new series and movies will be available in their country and how they can be viewed.

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