Disney XD is gearing up for 2013 and are casting Zach Fox for 2 new shows coming in 2013.
Disney XD is the boy oriented Disney Channel Network which broadcasts in many countries across the globe. Producers have just announced 2 new shows that will be in production soon. YouTuber Zach Fox has been cast for the lead in both shows and the shows were created with him in mind.
In one of the shows Zach stars as himself, a younger version of himself that is. In the show Zach plays a on air personality on a student TV channel. The show will combine some improv and scripted segments that parallel Zac’s current YouTube persona and include much of what he currently does on his YouTube shows.
Zach Fox is a YouTube star that is now moving into mainstream TV. His YouTube videos caught the attention of Disney execs. Zach’s YouTube channel includes skits, parodies and other comedic segments. Zach is also well known for comedic man-on-the-streets type segments and interviews. In some of those he stands on the street, sometimes in costume and does some improvisational interviews.
Zach has some hit YouTube web shows which include Limelight, The CHeeSe and Stoga Gone Wild.
Besides the above pilot, Zach also has a Disney XD hidden camera / prank show in the works. The show will be a Canadian Disney show. The new Disney XD show is called “Just Kidding”. The show centers around a ‘kids prank adults’ theme in which Zach and others on the show pull pranks on unsuspecting adults. Zach will host the show as well as perform many of the pranks on it.
Another Youtuber has also been given their own show. Fred of YouTube fame also got a nice TV deal after being noticed by execs who watched his YouTube skits.
Here is an episode of one of Zach’s Man-on-the-street interviews:
Zach’s new show proves that YouTube can make you famous. Zach Fox was cast for his own shows by Disney execs without even having the huge subscriber base that other Youtubers have. Some of his videos have a moderate amount of views but Zach is very funny and his comedy is most likely what gained the attention of Disney XD.
David Nickoll and It’s a Laugh Productions will be producing the new comedy series and production and casting of the new Disney XD show will begin shortly. The show will be filming in Los Angeles.
Stay tuned for more info about Disney XD shows and any audition, casting or casting call information for them.