Netflix has signed a deal with YouTube star Miranda Sings for its first scripted series with a social media star.
Miranda Sings has more than 5 million followers on YouTube and averages around 1.5 million views per video, though that pales in comparison to the views on her bigger videos like Where My Baes At?, which currently has more than 17 million views.
Colleen Ballinger-Evans, the real-life identity behind Miranda Sings, has also appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
We’ve seen a handful of YouTube stars go off to do bigger and brighter things, but rarely with a scripted series. For example, Grace Helbig went on to host a talk show on E!.
All that said, Miranda Sings will get eight scripted episodes, tapping producers and writers from Friends. The series will be called Haters Back Off, according to Variety.