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Ready to see YouTube Red? Original movies and new series get premiere dates

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YouTube Red subscribers are finally going to get to see the first original movies and series that the video-sharing website’s paid service has to offer: YouTube announced on its official blog Wednesday that a trio of films and a TV series will all premiere on February 10.

Viewers will get a mixed bag when the titles debut. The series Scare PewDiePie is a reality-adventure show from popular Swedish vlogger Felix Kjellberg, while the films range from a YouTube personality’s global tour to a dance flick.

Avid YouTube consumers will likely recognize familiar faces or creators in each of the titles, given that YouTube Red turned to some of its biggest stars for the movies and show. A Trip to Unicorn Island centers on Lilly Singh, who gained fame as her username Superwoman, and follows her as she goes on a 26-city tour, and Scare PewDiePie will bring viewers along on the popular character’s adventures. Meanwhile, Dance Camp and Lazer Team come from AwesomenessTV and Rooster Teeth (with Fullscreen Films), respectively, both of which run high-profile channels. AwesomenessTV posts everything from interviews with celebrities to comedy sketches, while Rooster Teeth is known for creating live-action shorts, podcasts, and animated comedy videos.

Beyond the first four titles, YouTube Red has still more projects in the pipeline. “We have lots more thrills, chills, LOLs, smiles, romances, and surprises from more of your favorite YouTube stars coming later this year,” said the blog post.

Beyond the blog post, YouTube got its official Twitter in on the promotion action, hyping the shows. For Dance Camp, for example, it let viewers know they’re “about to get served” when the movie drops.

If you haven’t subscribed to YouTube Red, you can trial the service for a month and watch the new content on February 10. After that, the price is $10 a month.

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