Vine star-turned-YouTube and Instagram impresario Christian DelGrosso is set to star in a digital series for the nascent digital media company and streaming platform Blackpills.
Titled MOOOM and set to debut in May, the comedic series will deal with death and family. DelGrosso will play a man whose mother comes back from the dead to haunt and criticize him, leaving him no choice but to try to control her. “How do you manage a kinky, horny ghost craving to discover our world?” reads a plot synopsis provided by Blackpills.
Production is currently under way in Montreal. MOOOM was written by Edouard Pluvieux, directed by Andy King, and produced by Together Studios and Influencer Studios.
Twenty-three-year-old DelGrosso, a trained actor renowned for his comedy sketches, hails from Canada and counts a total of 14 million followers across all of his social channels and 3 billion lifetime views. He has also appeared in Fox Digital Studio’s Mono film, as well as the Maker mockumentary Internet Famous.
Blackpills was founded by Daniel Marhely — who also co-founded the Paris-based music streaming service Deezer — alongside former Canal+ exec Patrick Holzman to specialize in short scripted premium content targeting millennials. It is set to launch early this year. In addition to DelGrosso, Logan Paul is also set to create, produce, and star in a series for Blackpills — though the details of that series have yet to be announced. Blackpills is also teaming with Astronauts Wanted on a dystopian thriller titled The Un/Desirables.