Maker Studios has greenlit another season of original online series Epic Rap Battles of History.
One of the few online series to garner over 300 million views and more than one million subscribers in under a year, Epic Rap Battles of History is a live-action music comedy series where historical characters settle their differences through rap battles, and stars popular internet personalities Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD.
Season two kicks off with the highly anticipated rematch Darth Vader vs. Hitler, Mario Brothers vs. The Wright Brothers, and promises guest-star roles featuring a wide variety of online, television and film talent.
Tubefilter caught up with Pete and Lloyd who shared their thoughts on Season 2:
In season 2 of the Epic Rap Battles of History, we’re going to stay on the same path on which we started. Me and Lloyd, working with Maker Studios and the rest of our incredible team, will take the most gangsta characters from history, (i.e. Socrates, Hillary Clinton, etc.) and let them duke it out with rhymes. Simple formula.
We are rolling out a whole new line of merchandise for our fans because we want them to be able to represent this series that we all love.
The main new component of the website is a voting station. Every battle ends with “Who won? Who’s next? You decide.” We want to learn more about what our fans are thinking. Up until now it has been limited to YouTube comments, with each battle receiving as many as 200k.
Last season, which featured battles Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Napoleon Dynamite, Beethoven vs. Justin Bieber, and John Lennon vs. Bill O’Reilly, averaged 20 million views per episode. Who do you want to see battle? We’ll pass on suggestions!