TikTok’s Hype House to pursue own reality show

TikTok’s creative collective Hype House will be at the center of a forthcoming docuseries ‘The Hype Life.’ (AFP pic)

FAIFAX: While TikTok continues to make headlines following President Donald Trump’s threats to ban the Chinese-owned social media service, Hype House has taken steps to pursue a reality show.

Wheelhouse Entertainment has reportedly signed a deal with the Generation Z influencer collective to develop and produce the forthcoming docuseries “The Hype Life,” according to Deadline.

The reality show will take viewers inside the collective’s communal 14,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles’s Hollywood Hills, where some of TikTok’s most high-profile teenage superstars live together and create daily content for the video-sharing app.

Among them are Hype House founders Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou, along with influential internet stars such as Nikita Dragun, Avani Gregg, Kouvr Annon, Nick Austin, Mia Hayward, Angel Herrera, Ondreaz Lopez and Madi Monroe.

Each episode of “The Hype Life” will delve into the creative endeavors of the Hype House members, which have collectively amassed an audience of more than 150 million followers on TikTok.

Billed as a docuseries, the reality show will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the housemates’ backstories, their professional antics as well as their much talked-about feuds.

“Hype House is a creative rocket ship, piloted by extremely hard-working, business-savvy young adults who have already built incredible audiences that both platforms and brands can tap into,” Eric Wattenberg, Wheelhouse Group Chief Creative Officer and President of Wheelhouse Entertainment, told Deadline.

Although Wheelhouse Entertainment has yet to announce a release date for “The Hype Life,” the docuseries is the first of a series of rumored TV shows centered on the lives of top online influencers.

TikTok’s reigning queen Charli d’Amelio, who has over 75 million followers on the app, and her family have reportedly signed a production deal with Industrial Media, the producer of shows like “American Idol” and “90 Day Fiancé.”