The weird, wonderful and sometimes disturbing world of fan-fiction is finally being brought to life; thanks to entertainment company NewForm, a host of YouTube stars, and the twisted imaginations of fanfic writers all over the world.
The new series, named “FANtasie” (see what they did there?), will be based on fanfic that’s posted on a range of sites; including the notorious Wattpad. Wattpad is the home of titles such as “In Love With Joe Sugg”, “JC Caylen Is My Baby’s Dad”, and a few others that we can’t mention without an age warning.
A roster of internet stars and actors will bring Wattpad fan fiction to life.
As well as ‘You Deserve A Drink’ creator Mamrie Hart, the series will star Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, Andrea Russett, Brandon Rogers, Tre Melvin, Jon Cozart, Mikey Murphy, Bart Baker, Gabbie Hanna, SSSniperWolf, and Smosh’s Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. Each will star in an episode that’s based on a real-life work of fanfic about them. The series will bring stories to life through musical romance, found-footage horror and even a pregnancy comedy. Mamrie’s episode will be the first – a hospital drama named “Paging Dr. Hart” – and will star fellow Holy Trinity girls Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart.
The 10-part series will run on streaming service Fullscreen, which costs $5.99 (around £4.70) a month. It launches on June 22, the same day as Joey Gaceffa’s second series of ‘Escape The Night’ on YouTube Red. Not that we’re trying to contrive a YouTuber rivalry or anything.
Mamrie Hart also has a new book on the way.
The news comes just days after Mamrie Hart announced her second book”I’ve Got This Round.”; a follow up to “You Deserve A Drink”. Like her debut effort, the book will draw on hilarious stories from Mamrie’s past. But all of the stories in her upcoming book took place after “You Deserve A Drink” was published.
“I just want to let you guys know that I think this book is really good, and I’m probably most proud of it, more than anything I’ve ever written,” Marmie said in a YouTube video announcing the book. “It also goes a little more personal than anything I’ve ever written.”