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

Flula and a trumpet

YouTuber today, international superstar tomorrow.

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

Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.