YouTube Red's First Originals Are Now Streaming
If you haven't yet subscribed to YouTube Red, you can try the service free for the first month, and for $9.99/month after. Membership not only gives you access to these new original shows, but you'll also get to watch all YouTube videos ad-free, you'll be able to save videos to watch offline, and play videos in the background on your device. And if that's not enough, enrolling with YouTube Red doubles as a subscription to Google Play Music's streaming service.
If you're hemming and hawing about trying out the service for free, check out the trailers to help you make up your mind.
Scare PewDiePie should be self-explanatory, but in case it isn't, the series places YouTube's most-subscribed personality into situations in which he is subsequently frightened. The show is co-produced by Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, which you might know from his series The Walking Dead, among others. So, the horror visuals should be legit. The dialogue and plotting? Maybe not so much. Check out a full episode here:
The trailer for Dance Camp starts off with a team of young girls named "YOLO's" dancing suggestively aaaaaand, okay, I'm not watching this anymore. Let's just use YouTube's description: "This film from AwesomenessTV weaves an amazing story of unlikely friendships, unleashing passions, and discovering yourself all through the power of dance." Cool.
YouTube had previously teased a few more shows: Prank Academy from the people at PrankvsPrank, Fight of the Living Dead from Alpine Labs, Bad Internet from CollegeHumor, and an untitled project about 360 Game Theory from MatPat of The Game Theorists.