Freddie Wong’s RocketJump channel houses some of the most creative, fun, and technically impressive videos on YouTube. Over the past year, however, Wong and his team of special effects maestros have had their sights set on other platforms, and a new partnership will allow RocketJump to flourish. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the digital studio has signed with Hollywood talent agency WME.
The WME deal will support RocketJump as the studio works on multiple projects. Most significantly, Wong and his team are planning a web series on Hulu called RocketJump: The Show, which will explore the studio’s creative process across eight episodes. It does not yet have a confirmed release date.
RocketJump: The Show will be the first of several large-scale projects RocketJump fans can expect. Through the studio’s April 2014 deal with Lionsgate, it is exploring aspirations across TV, film, and digital. When we spoke to Wong after the completion of his popular web series Video Game High School, he noted several projects in the works, including an anthology series called Dimension 404.
“We were looking for representation that was creatively and commercially in synch with our core DNA,” Wong told THR. “The team at WME understands where we’re going, and we’re looking forward to taking our company to the next level with them by our side.”
Despite this wide array of projects, the RocketJump YouTube channel remains the studio’s most popular hub. It has 7.6 million subscribers and more than 1.1 billion views.