Meet the YouTube breakout star who just landed his own NBC pilot

YouTuber today, international superstar tomorrow.


Rae Votta


Published Feb 23, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 11:35 am CDT

YouTuber Flula Borg is poised to be one of 2015’s biggest crossovers, having recently been tapped for the lead in NBC pilot, Cuckoo.

Borg will play the title role in the adaptation of a BBC Three series that featured Andy Samberg. The premise is that the daughter of a middle-class family returns from a summer abroad married to Cuckoo, a charming but eccentric foreigner. 

Barvarian-born Borg has made a name for himself on YouTube with a mix of music, celebrity interviews, and generally out-there videos, but he’ll likewise raise his profile in the mainstream this spring with a role in Pitch Perfect 2, perfectly timed to upfronts season when the fate of his pilot will be decided.

Get ready to explain to your parents exactly who Borg is in a few months.

H/T Deadline | Screengrab via Flula/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2015, 6:18 pm CST