Say what you will about Miranda Sings’ vocal abilities (or lack thereof), but the girl’s got some serious star power. At least, that’s what she thinks. And that’s what Netflix is now banking on.
The popular YouTube character, created by comedian Colleen Ballinger-Evans, has inked a deal with Netflix to star in an eight-episode scripted series called “Haters Back Off.” The comedy will reportedly expand on Miranda’s eccentric personality and fight toward fame, as well as give audiences a glimpse into her (probably semi-dysfunctional) family life.
She announced the news in character on Thursday (Jan. 14) with a video titled “I’M PREGNANT.” (With a TV show, that is.)
Ballinger-Evans debuted Miranda Sings in 2008 and has since made more than 500 videos and racked up more than 5.7 million subscribers. She’s also appeared in character on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” and Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” and has earned a Streamy Award and a Teen Choice Award nomination for her videos.
Miranda Sings is a super confident but rather tone-deaf wannabe superstar who sports a crooked smile, wildly active eyebrows and smeared lipstick in the brightest shade of red imaginable. Her videos range from recaps of her daily activities, collaborations with other YouTubers, tutorials, cover songs and music video parodies — like the one below, where she inserted herself into Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” video.
So, can we expect more of that eccentricity from “Haters Back Off?” Will Miranda’s 5.7 million-strong subscriber base follow her to Netflix? Will we ever see the natural color of her lips? We’ll have those answers soon. In the meantime, this is sure to be a welcome palate cleanser after everyone just lost their damn minds over another certain Netflix original series — you know the one.