Graceffa is producing the series with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers” and “Red” movie franchises), who has a first look deal with Legendary Television & Digital Media.
Gregg Millman (“Boston Legal,” “Mind Games” pilot for ABC Family) is writing all six half-hour episodes of season two, which will premiere in 2016.
Graceffa has a total social media presence of 12 million followers and a YouTube channel that has racked up over 603 million views. According to OpenSlate YouTube Analytics, he is one of the top YouTube creators in the StyleHaul multi-channel network. Graceffa won a 2014 Streamy Award for Best Actor in a Drama for the first season of “Storytellers,” which has had close to eight million aggregate views on his YouTube channel. Season one of the show was funded with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $140,000.
The second season of “Storytellers” will follow Hunter Crowley (Graceffa) and his friends to college, where they must confront their expanding magical powers, supernatural forces of good and evil, and the threats of parallel universes, while simultaneously grappling with everyday issues of identity, friendship, and romance.
In addition to his daily vlogs and game play videos, Graceffa has appeared on seasons 22 and 24 of CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” partnered with fellow YouTube star Meghan Camarena, as well as the online zombie survival reality-competition show “Fight of the Living Dead,” which premiered on ConTV and YouTube earlier this year. He has also penned the memoir “In Real Life” and worked with brands such as Top Shop, Procter & Gamble, Intel, eBay and H&R Block.
Legendary Digital Media has been making its presence know in the online video space over the past year and a half. In 2014, it bought multi-channel network Geek & Sundry and partnered on the Halloween horror sets at YouTube Spaces around the globe as a long lead promotion for its parent company’s big screen fright fest from director Guillermo del Toro, “Crimson Peak,” due in theaters on October 16. It’s also produced the feature-length zombie thriller “Dead Rising: Watchtower,” which premiered on the Crackle streaming service. A sequel is scheduled for next year. Up next is its digital series update of Sid & Marty Krofft’s classic 70’s TV show “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” starring YouTubers Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, which will debut soon on Fullscreen’s upcoming SVOD service.