The notorious Twitch personality Doctor Disrespect who is also known as Dr Disrespect is creating a TV series based on his Streaming Journey. According to a famous writer for The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Shanley “Twitch superstar @drdisrespect signs TV development deal with @Skybound, the first of its kind for a streamer”
The Hollywood Reporter further reported that Dr Disrespect new TV series is based on his ego character. Additionally, this set of new deals by Skybound, Beahm’s agency, CAA, and Boom.tv is the first kind for a Twitch personality. We know that there are a lot of players on Twitch who are streaming games for viewers to enjoy, however no one expected a Twitch personality creating a TV Show.
“We are pretty early in terms of the creative and the direction we want to take it,” Beahm tells The Hollywood Reporter, but mentions they’ve had “some early discussions about animation.”
“There are lots of incredibly talented streamers, but there’s something special about what Guy has done in creating this character,” says Skybound co-founder and CEO David Alpert. “We really believe there’s a unique world around the doctor.” While Alpert is more demure in that description of Beahm’s creation, he does also note that “Dr Disrespect is largest figure to ever be in the video game space in the history of the world,” a bit of on-brand marketing for the character’s braggadocio persona”.
This sort of deal started when Ninja first made a deal with Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer. The deal was worth $50 million and Ninja moved his streaming platform from Twitch to Mixer. Dr Disrespect aka Beahm says that his idea of making TV series will add new ideas in the world of streaming. We’re trying to take things to the next level and hopefully we’ll have an effect that reverberates and legitimizes the world of streaming,”
Knows for his rage and sheer entertainment, Dr Disrespect has 3.8 million followers with more than 100 million viewers. The player says that he keeps himself consistent, else character loses its authenticity. “The one thing I try to focus on is making sure everything stays consistent,” You don’t want to lose the authenticity of the character.”
Coming to conclusion, it looks like Dr Disrespect has an awesome plan up his sleeves. The streaming on the Amazon-owned platform Twitch does is not enough. We will follow up on this, since making a TV series is not peanuts and butter, it requires a lot of marketing and excellent acting.