Bringing together the minds behind TV titan The Walking Dead and YouTube’s biggest star—and its highest paid, making a hefty $12 million in the past year—guarantees a TV show cash cow. YouTube just rolled out YouTube Red, its subscription service that among other things will give users access to original programming including the aforementioned new show called Scare PewDiePie. In case you didn’t know, PewDiePie real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, is a YouTube personality famous for essentially playing video games and recording his reactions to them.
Scare PewDiePie, 1 of 10 original shows, will see Walking Dead’s creator and executive producers collaborating with Skybound Entertainment and Maker Studios to take PewDiePie’s favorite games with terrifying situations and have him run for his life, so “live horror games” as PewDiePie said. Similarly, I used to have nightmares of games coming to life as a traumatized 6-year-old watching people play Resident Evil 2 with all its Lickers, but I digress.
Scare PewDiePie promises to deliver “thrills, chills and laughter.” You can expect the series sometime next summer.