YouTube has teamed up with British superstar creators to produce two brand new Original series for subscription streaming service, YouTube Premium. “The Sidemen Show” has the Sidemen going on wild adventures with celebrity guests such as Nicole Scherzinger and Bear Grylls. “F2 Finding Football” follows the F2 as they discover football culture around the world with world-renowned musical guests such as Lil Jon, Becky G and more. Trailers for both of the shows are now available on their YouTube channels respectively at Sidemen and F2Freestylers.
The Sidemen say: “Making this series for YouTube Premium was an unbelievable experience, traveling the world, taking on challenges/scenarios we wouldn’t normally face was truly hilarious and eventful. We are so excited to be sharing this with our fans, and the world all on the new platform, YouTube Premium.”
Luke Hyams, Head of YouTube Originals in Europe, Middle East and Africa says: “The Sidemen Show remains true to the humor and inclusive camaraderie that have made the guys so popular, but supercharges each episode with challenges, stunts and special guest stars that set this series of adventures apart from anything their fans have seen them do before. We are very proud of the continued success of the Sidemen as creators, entrepreneurs and now action heroes and believe this show will appeal to both existing and new Sideman fans.”
Dan Lubetkin, Executive Producer and Chief Content Officer, Blue Ant Digital Studios says: “We’re very excited to work with Antenna Pictures, The Sidemen and YouTube Premium on this epic adventure series. As talent in Omnia Media’s network, The Sidemen consistently prove that they know their audience, and that commitment to their fans is on full display in “The Sidemen Show.” We can’t wait to launch this series for current and future Sidemen fans alike! At Blue Ant Digital Studios, we are cultivating a culture of working with passionate content creators like The Sidemen in realizing the full potential of what amazing series they can make.”
The first episode will be free for the public to view and enjoy on June 18th.
Wingrove and Lynch (the F2) say: “It’s been an unbelievable experience creating this series. Whether it be a loyal football fan or someone who’s never seen a pitch, this show will give an unforgettable glimpse into how our beloved game is played around the world, just as many of these incredible countries are about to play on football’s biggest stage.”
J. LaLonde, vice president of content, head of studio for Whistle Sports says: “To create a series with YouTube Premium featuring such talented individuals like The F2 is a true dream. As Whistle Sports continues to grow and increases its push into longer-form, premium content, it’s exciting to introduce this series that embodies the values of our younger audience: positivity, creativity, humour and skill.”
Luke Hyams, Head of YouTube Originals in EMEA says: “At YouTube, we continue to support incredible European creators and the stories they want to share with the whole world. ‘F2 Finding Football’ is a show that will captivate global audiences as it explores the many ways people are inspired by the beautiful game in some of the most football-obsessed countries in the world. The series also gives The F2 the opportunity to show off their incredible skills (or tekkers) as never before in some incredible locations around the world alongside some very special guest stars!”
The first episode, premiering on June 13th, will be free for the public to stream as well as the second episode which will air soon after.