Another You Tube star is heading to the small screen!
Actor-musician Chester See, whose YouTube channel has 1.6 million subscribers, is heading to traditional media with Over The Top, a dramedy series project set up at ABC Family.
See is set to star in the project, which he will write and executive produce with John Strauss (Mozart In The Jungle, There’s Something About Mary) through Maker Studios.
Originally announced at Maker Studios’ 2014 newfront, Over The Top is based on See’s real-life experiences and features him as a struggling artist trying to make a name for himself in the L.A. music scene. After a record deal fizzles and his hopes of stardom fall apart, he takes to YouTube and starts building a massive audience. In the vein of Entourage and Silicon Valley, the series documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of becoming a digital star. At the end of every episode, See or one of his co-stars — including other YouTubers with their own followings — would set up a camera and start recording a song or something else, which can immediately be found on Facebook or YouTube. Viewers also would be able to follow the characters’ adventures on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.