YouTube megastar Alex Wassabi has scooped up a role in Hulu and AwesomenessTV’s teen witch series Light as a Feather.
Details are slim, but we do know Wassabi, who counts 11.4 million subscribers on YouTube, will play a character named Luke. Wassabi’s previous acting credits include a major part in fellow YouTuber Joey Graceffa’s (9 million subscribers) YouTube Premium murder mystery series Escape the Night. He also appeared alongside SungWon Cho, aka ProZD (1.9 million), in Crunchyroll’s parody web series Anime Crimes Division.
Wassabi is joining a swath of other new cast members, including Katelyn Nacon (The Walking Dead), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Adriyan Rae (Atlanta), Alisa Allapach (The 15:17 to Paris), Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans), Robyn Lively (Teen Witch), and Alan and Alex Stokes (Brobot).
Light as a Feather, based on a popular Wattpad series written by Zoe Aarsen, debuted last year. Its first 10-episode season followed a group of high school friends facing deadly supernatural consequences after playing a game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board at a sleepover.
In the 16-episode second season — announced in February — main character McKenna (Liana Liberato) becomes the curse’s next target, and she must race against time to save her life — and her friends.
Also returning for the show’s second season are core cast members Brianne Tju, Haley Ramm, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera, and Dylan Sprayberry.
Season two is set to bow this summer.