Seeking to broaden its content portfolio beyond prestige titles, Amazon Studios is rumored to be finalizing an agreement for an unscripted competition series with 25-year-old YouTube phenom MrBeast (real name Jimmy Donaldson). With over 233 million YouTube subscribers, Donaldson is the most followed individual creator on the platform.
A MrBeast show has been greenlit at Prime Video
Deal is worth $100M, and the first episode will premiere on MrBeast’s YouTube channel before airing on the Prime Video platform
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Known for his stunts, contests, and giveaways, the new show will allow fans to compete in various challenges on a global scale. The series will premiere first on Donaldson’s massively popular YouTube channel before becoming available exclusively via Prime Video.
While full contractual terms have not yet undisclosed, the deal symbolizes Amazon’s push into more mainstream, youth-oriented entertainment fare under studio head Jen Salke. It also provides an opportunity for Amazon to leverage Donaldson’s brand partnerships, which help finance his videos’ extravagant budgets.
The collaboration aligns with Amazon’s recent investments in shoppable video, social content, and influencer marketing as it looks to capture the next generation’s attention, even as youth viewership declines across traditional TV.
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