The Twi Guy, Kaleb Nation, Gets His Own TV ShowOct 14th, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Fandom, Featured Articles
Here’s the full press release from Kaleb’s site:
Mark Morgan (“The Twilight Saga”), NYT bestselling author Kami Garcia (“The Beautiful Creatures Series” & “Unbreakable”), Michael Pollack (“Black Forest”) and Brett Hudson (“Cloud 9”) are giving the YouTube Generation its first reality show, KALEB’S NATION, starring YouTube personality Kaleb Nation. Nation will also produce, and Hudson will direct.
The show will follow Kaleb Nation, as he develops the parodies, music videos, and pop culture commentary that have garnered over 28 million views on his YouTube channel, while throwing Nation into a totally new arena—Hollywood. Celebrities and other YouTube personalities will guest star, while Nation experiences a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it on, and off, the red carpet. The producers are keeping the details under lock and key, but we were able to get a few comments.
According to Kami Garcia, “Anyone who watches Kaleb’s videos will immediately see the potential of the show, and I’m excited to be part of it.” Mark Morgan added, “I find Kaleb to be a fascinating and highly entertaining piece of talent. This is more than a TV show. Kaleb is a brand in and unto himself, and I am happy to be working with someone who has his finger on the pulse of current pop culture.”
Nation is no stranger to taking chances and breaking new ground. He hosted his first radio show at fourteen. Entered the world of social media a few years later, when he created the blog TwilightGuy.com, which offered the male perspective on the popular Twilight novels, and was featured in Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, and on MTV. Not to be outdone by the Twimore.com site he launched earlier this year, which received over 400,000 hits in the first four days. In his spare time, Nation also managed to write the Bran Hambric Series.
But YouTube viewers weren’t the only ones taking notice. After KK&P CEO and exec producer Michael Pollack watched a few of Nation’s YouTube videos, he said, “Let’s do this.” Director Brett Hudson was equally enthusiastic. “As a director, it’s easy to work with someone as talented and creative as Kaleb—and Chilla [Kaleb’s pet chinchilla frequently featured in his videos].”
KK& P isn’t wasting any time. Shooting is slated to begin next month, in undisclosed locations. You can follow the details as they are released on www.KalebsNation.com.