Social media star David Dobrik is back—now with his possess Television set clearly show.
Dobrik has a landed a deal with Discovery+, the streaming service owned by the mother or father company of the Discovery Channel, to movie a journey sequence starring himself and several returning castmastes from his YouTube channel. The program, Finding David Dobrik, will debut afterwards this 12 months in a 10-episode run.
“It’s everyone’s desire to be in a position to travel the earth with pals and now I get to do that,” Dobrik claims. “I cannot wait.”
Dobrik has been bit by bit entering the spotlight in the previous couple of months after quickly stepping away from his hugely popular—and really lucrative—presence on YouTube and TikTok past March when a previous YouTube castmate, Dom Zeglaitis, was accused of sexual assault allegations. The allegations designed adequate of a stir for a lot of of Dobrik’s corporate sponsors, such as SeatGeek, EA and Hi there Fresh new, to distance themselves from him. But, in June, he started submitting again to YouTube with his ensemble Vlog Squad crew and in August, appeared in a Shark 7 days unique for Discovery.
The economic terms for his Discovery+ deal weren’t disclosed. Nevertheless, the tie up concerning Dobrik and Discovery could be a sign to other significant makes, perhaps rekindling Dobrik’s earnings possible. Dobrik landed at No. 9 on Forbes’ 2020 record of the top-earning YouTubers, bringing in an estimated $15.5 million. On Discovery+, Dobrik will be part of homey fare from networks like HGTV and the Foodstuff Networks as well as series from the company’s main supplying, the Discovery Channel Dobrik’s display is, presumably, a gambit to uncover material to attract in more youthful audiences who are additional utilised to their enjoyment coming from YouTube or TikTok films than whole-duration Television demonstrates. The streaming company released in January and experienced accrued 18 million subscribers by August.
“I’m thrilled to deliver a lot more of David Dobrik’s exclusive brand name of enjoyable and experience to discovery+ with this epic new event collection. Most not too long ago this summer, Sharkbait with David Dobrik was liked and streamed by a lot of and we are enthusiastic to adhere to this upcoming significant chapter in David’s lifetime,” Scott Lewers, a Discovery govt vice president, explained in a statement asserting the application. “We’re getting our viewers all over the globe to working experience this journey appropriate together with the Vlog Squad.”
Dobrik, 25, is a DACA receiver and was at first born in Slovakia. His sophisticated immigration position has manufactured it tough for him to travel exterior the U.S., and his skill to do so far more very easily now with new Biden Administration regulations will be a collection plot position as will his attempt to attain a environmentally friendly card. In addition, a single of Finding David Dobrik’s episodes will attribute his 1st return to Slovakia since he left the state at age 6, reuniting with his grandparents and other family.