Wired.com just broke a story this morning announcing the Gregory Brothers, the four person crew behind Streamy Awards winning musical news parody series Auto-Tune The News, is working on a pilot for Comedy Central.
The Gregory Brothers, composed of siblings Andrew, Michael, Evan, and Sarah, recently released an Auto-Tune video ‘Bed Intruder‘ which broke 7 million views in ten days, and is nearing 8.5 million today. The recorded version on iTunes, revenues from which the group splits 50/50 with the “unintentional singers” featured in their videos, has reached No. 3 on the iTunes R&B chart and No. 25 on the overall chart.
The music video, which was sourced from a Huntsville, Alabama news report and interview about a thwarted rape attempt, has inspired countless covers and re-mixes (including one by a university marching band) and launched the story’s charismatic hero, Antoine Dodson, into internet celebritydom.
The Gregory Brothers’ demonstrated Midas Touch has turned heads at MTV Networks, parent company for Comedy Central, for which they are developing a pilot in the coming months that will focus on internet culture, and of course, feature a musical component. Stand by for the next cultural sensation.