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Hulu Teams with Freddie Wong and RocketJump for Newest Hulu Original

January 21st, 2015 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

We are thrilled to announce that our latest Hulu Original will hail from Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team – the same team that created the popular, award-winning YouTube series, Video Game High School. The project comes to us in partnership with Lionsgate Television and marks RocketJump’s first long form series, their first series for Hulu and their first series to premiere exclusively off the YouTube network.

If you’re not already one of the 7 million subscribers to RocketJump, or part of the 1 billion streams that the channel has generated on YouTube, you’ll know Freddie Wong and RocketJump as the team behind highly entertaining short films and their breakout action comedy YouTube series, Video Game High School.

The new Hulu Original will be a half-hour comedy series, with new episodes released weekly. Each episode will chronicle the filmmaking behind RocketJump’s newest short. Eight full episodes will be released exclusively on Hulu and the newly-created shorts will premiere exclusively on Hulu as well.

We are so excited to bring RocketJump and their incredible fan following to Hulu. With so many great content creators in the media landscape today and so many new platforms to find them on – from film, to television, to YouTube – Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team undoubtedly bring their own brand of creativity and a new wave of talent to Hulu.

The series joins Deadbeat and Casual as the third original series Hulu has ordered from Lionsgate Television. The project also joins Hulu’s growing slate of originals alongside Casual, Difficult People and 11/22/63.

A premiere date and title for the new series will be announced soon. Stayed tuned!