Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen have partnered with YouTube phenoms Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart in an updated version of Sid & Marty Krofft’s classic 70’s TV series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, bringing the property to a new generation of viewers. Fullscreen will debut and exhibit Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in the U.S. with Legendary Television Distribution overseeing global distribution. Sid & Marty Krofft will executive produce the project.
The announcement was made today by Legendary’s President of Television & Digital Media, Bruce Rosenblum, and Fullscreen’s CEO and founder George Strompolos.
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl follows two superheroes as they move from Akron to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big in the crime fighting world, only to find competition with other vigilantes and infighting amongst themselves.
The series, starring Helbig as Electra Woman and Hart as Dyna Girl, comes on the heels of Helbig’s crossover from YouTube fame to television as the host of a late night talk show for E! which premieres in April. Both Helbig and Hart have large social media followings with a combined total of over 10 million subscribers and followers over all of their YouTube and social media platforms. This series also follows Helbig’s and Hart’s recent digital feature film success, Camp Takota, which was executive produced by Helbig and Hart and produced by Fullscreen’s Chief Content Officer Michael Goldfine, and picked up by Netflix last year.
“Legendary is no stranger to the world of superheroes and we’re excited that Sid & Marty Krofft’s Electra Woman and Dyna Girl will mark the first female crime-fighting duo for our brand. Partnering with Fullscreen to deliver top quality digital content for our global fan base is an exciting next step for our growing digital division,” said Greg Siegel, Legendary Digital Media’s Senior Vice President, Development and Production. “I look forward to seeing how Grace and Hannah bring these caped crusaders back to life.”
The reboot of the cult classic TV series will be directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, an award-winning director of music videos for top artists including Ariana Grande, Ke$ha and the Black Keys. Helbig and Hart and their respective managers Ken Treusch and Sarah Weichel will also serve as executive producers. The project is produced by Tim Carter and Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner which most recently produced Dead Rising: Watchtower with Legendary Digital Media and the hit digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
“Grace and Hannah, Sid and Marty, Legendary and Fullscreen! This is basically our plot to break the Internet in 2015,” said George Strompolos, the founder and CEO of Fullscreen. “As we continue to expand our premium content strategy, we’re extremely proud to collaborate with such great partners and can’t wait to bring this amazing concept to fans everywhere.”
Helbig is a comedian, actress, video blogger and author. She is the creator and star of series including it’sGrace, winner of a Webby, and the IAWTV and Streamy award-winning DailyGrace, which both have more than two million YouTube subscribers, as well as the recently launched series HeyUSA for Conde Nast’s internet channel The Space. Helbig’s recent podcast “Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig” is consistently number one on iTunes. Helbig released her first book “Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up” in 2014, earning her a #1 position on the New York Times Bestseller list in its first week of release. She is a frequent guest (six times) on Comedy Central’s @midnight and was a guest four times on Chelsea Lately. A creator in the Fullscreen network, she is repped by WME and Bleecker Street Entertainment.
Hart is an award winning comedian, Internet personality, actress, producer, philanthropist and New York Times best selling author. Hart created and stars in the YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen, which won Streamy Awards in 2013 and 2014 and currently has more than 1.8 million YouTube subscribers. She also co-produced, created and starred in Hello, Harto, a show and tour which she crowd funded over $250,000 to distribute 100,000 pounds of food to feed local communities. Hart’s philanthropic efforts and community outreach found her leading a discussion about millennial engagement with President Obama at the White House. Hart released her first book “My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut,” published by Harper Collins and on the New York Times Bestseller list for six consecutive weeks in 2014. In January 2015 Hart was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, an annual list which spotlights talented individuals under 30 years old across a variety of fields. She is repped by UTA and Sarah Weichel.
For the latest updates on Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, please visit www.ElectraWomanDynaGirl.com.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $10 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 6 billion video views across Fullscreen’s global network each month. Fullscreen’s network includes 60,000 creators, including Grace Helbig, The Fine Bros., filmmaker Devin SuperTramp, Lohanthony, Andrea Russett and Jack and Jack. Visit www.fullscreen.com.
About Sid & Marty Krofft
Many of the most colorful and fondly remembered children’s series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. The Kroffts made their television debut in 1969 with NBC’s H.R. Pufnstuf, which centered on the magical adventures of boy named Jimmy, a talking flute and a six-foot dragon. The series, which introduced the brothers’ innovative mix of live-action and puppetry, was made into a Universal Pictures feature in 1970. Pufnstuf was quickly followed by The Bugaloos on NBC (1970) and Lidsville on ABC (1971). Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and Land Of The Lost premiered on NBC in 1974 and in 1975, respectively. Later kids shows from the Kroffts included Far Out Space Nuts, Lost Saucer and The Krofft Supershow, which included installments of Wonderbug, Big Foot & Wildboy, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, Dr. Shrinker and Kaptain Kool and the Kongs. Also during these two decades, the Kroffts found success as producers of popular primetime variety series such as The Donny and Marie Show, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Pink Lady and Jeff and the top-rated Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters. Krofft puppets were also regular characters on other variety shows of the period. In 1984, the Kroffts made the bold move of giving comedian Richard Pryor his own award-winning Saturday morning children’s series on CBS, Pryor’s Place. The Kroffts got political in 1987 with D.C. Follies, a satirical TV series lampooning current events with amazing, larger-than-life puppets of celebrities, politicians and newsmakers. In 2009, the Krofft’s produced a feature film version of their classic TV program Land of the Lost which was distributed by Universal Pictures. In February of 2015, Amazon Studios signed a development deal with the Kroffts to develop a reimagined pilot based on Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.