Disney Presents YouTube Red’s ‘Hyperlinked’
New Series that will Premiere on YouTube Red with Tween Sensation L2M! Showing Girl empowerment!
Popular music group L2M are sharpening their coding skills, as they show the world girl empowerment! A friend group with five girls star in a new scripted series called Hyperlinked. The 10 episode will follow and show how this friend group came together to create their own website that is for girls, by girls. While maintaining the website, these girls have to deal with everyday tween issues involving, friendship and growing up.
Hyperlinked will be available Wednesday, May 31, 2017 on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app for YouTube Red subscribers. The series will be available through Disney’s YouTube channel.
Not only does this series show a cool and unique group of girls, who are programmers, sporty, fashionable, solving tech problems, and everyday middle school issues. But Hyperlinked will also feature fun dance moves and pop tunes that L2M is known for. This show was inspired by the true story of the Miss O and Friends website.
L2M is a girl band of BFFs named McKenzie, Marangeli, Tati, Jenna and Lexi. They were signed by Warner Bros. Records in January 2016 and their debut single “Girlz” was also featured in the LEGO Friends original movie.
Together with Google’s Computer Science in Media team and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the series convened an Advisory Council, consisting of: Madeline Di Nonno (CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media), Kimberly Bryant (Founder and CEO, Black Girls CODE), Rosalind Wiseman (Best selling author of Queen Bees & Wannabees), Jess Weiner (CEO, Talk to Jess LLC) and Michael Cohen PhD (President, Michael Cohen Group LLC (MCG)). This team served as advisors on the series, working with the production team at every stage to make sure that girls in STEM were being portrayed accurately and that the show was modeling positive messages around girls and their relationships with each other and their families.
Hyperlinked is produced by Kids at Play and Miss O and Friends.
YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives viewers an enhanced, uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids. Members also get exclusive access to new original series and movies from top YouTube creators. YouTube Red is currently available in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Korea with plans for additional international expansion throughout the year.
ABOUT YOUTUBE KIDS
The YouTube Kids app is the first Google product built from the ground up with kids in mind. The App makes it easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore and is available for free on Google Play and the App store. YouTube Kids continues to put parents in the driver’s seat with additional parental controls that allow parents to choose what is right for their family.
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