One of the biggest online video brands to emerge from YouTube is diving headfirst into Facebook’s new Watch video hub. Rooster Teeth is launching two series on Watch — a themed iteration of its hit series Millions Dollars, But…, as well as an all-new project called Masters & Apprentice. The production of both series was funded by Facebook.
In Million Dollars, But…: Theme Pack, three guests will participate in a round-table discussion about how far they would go to earn $1 million — with these hypothetical ideas then being edited into cinematic scenes. While Million Dollars, But… first debuted in 2015 — and even spawned a corresponding card game — the Facebook version will feature themed episodes (including, for example ‘Christmas’, ‘video games’, and ‘death’), on top of the installments that Rooster Teeth is currently producing for its First subscription service. Million Dollars, But…: Theme Pack will have a 10-day exclusive window on Facebook before heading to the Rooster Teeth website, where episodes will be available for free.
The series is live right here, and you can check out the trailer below.
Meanwhile, the DIY prop-making series Master & Apprentice is currently in production and will debut in coming months. Master & Apprentice will follow veteran production designer and Rooster Teeth employee Marcus LaPorte (Predators, Sin City), and novice cosplay-maker and Rooster Teeth personality Adam Ellis (pictured above) as they build a pop culture prop from scratch in every episode. Master & Apprentice will live on Facebook exclusively for seven days before heading to First.
“We’re excited to be testing out Watch with these shows, including one we know our fans love and another our fans have been asking us for for a while,” said Rooster Teeth’s director of programming, Evan Bregman, in a statement. “Watch lets us share these shows with our Facebook community, which has grown to more than 4 million fans across all our pages with our main page at 1 million fans.”