Future Hollywood starlets take note: you could become the star of your very own sitcom simply by recording videos with you computer’s webcam. Case in point: Youtube star Miranda Sings‘ new Netflix series.
Over the past eight years, Colleen Ballinger-Evans has become a viral sensation via her alter ego, Miranda Sings. Miranda is a super confident but totally untalented young woman focused on one thing and one thing only: fame. Recognized primarily by her messy red lips and generally disheveled appearance, Miranda Sings’ Youtube channel boasts 5.7 million subscribers and over 700 million views. She’s also made appearances on Jerry Seinfeld’s series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
Known for her short temper and sarcastic wit, Miranda released a video today revealing the news. In the video (deceptively titled, “I’m Pregnant”) Miranda says, “I thought I would do some charity work this year and that’s why I wanted to help out Netflix. You know, it’s this little website and I thought I could really help them out, get their feet off the ground as their starting to launch this new website.” She goes on to explain she said she’s “pregnant” because pregnant women feel stressed and get sick and she’s been feeling all those things since the start of her new series.
While multiple Youtubers have made the shift from computers to television screens recently (like Todrick Hall and Grace Helbig), Colleen’s new deal marks the first-ever scripted streaming series for a YouTube personality. The new eight-part series will be titled “Haters Back Off” and will focus on the oddball family life of Miranda Sings. No launch date has been revealed yet, but if we know one thing it’s that Miranda is not a very patient person so we’re guessing you won’t have to wait too long.
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