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Disney is giving PewDiePie an entire network to run

It’s called Revelmode.


Christine Friar


YouTube‘s most subscribed-to personality is about to get his own network.

Disney‘s Maker Studios announced Wednesday that it’s partnered with Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, to back a network filled with programming that the YouTube star will get to run himself. 

It’s called Revelmode, and the plan is to develop “original shows, games, charitable programs, community events, merchandise and more” with a focus on gaming and pop culture.

The YouTubers who have been announced as Revelmode collaborators are all (obviously) less high-profile than PewDiePie, but they reportedly have more than 100 million followers across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. According to AdWeek, they include: 

  • CinnamonToastKen (Ken Morrison) – Indie and horror gamer known for cameos in PewDiePie content.
  • CutiePieMarzia (Marzia Bisognin) – Italian fashion and beauty expert and video game aficionado.
  • Dodger (Brooke Lawson) – Upbeat gamer known for her weekly nerd culture news shows and wide range of game content.
  • EmmaBlackery (Emma Blackery) – Quirky British vlogger, singer, comedian, and gamer.
  • JackSepticEye (Sean McLoughlin) – Video game commentator known for his comedic “let’s play” and vlog content.
  • Jelly (Jelle van Vucht) – YouTuber known for his comedic vlogs and video game commentary.
  • Kwebbelkop (Jordi van den Bussche) – Comedy and gamer extraordinaire based in the Netherlands.
  • Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) – Actor, comedian, video game commentator, and philanthropist, specializing in “let’s play” content, most commonly survival horror and action games.

Maker Studios has previously partnered with high-profile people to develop series—James Franco has four new webseries in the works with them—but this is the studio’s first foray into allowing someone to build an entire network for them.

Plus, Kjellberg still has the YouTube Red deal he announced in November for a horror webseries he’s releasing in partnership with The Walking Dead. Basically: It’s a good time to be PewDiePie. 

H/T Adweek | Screengrab via PewDiePie/YouTube

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