Hype Becoming a Reality
The Hype House, a house known for creators, has been putting out content since the end of 2019. If you claimed Tik Tok was all this group focused on, then you’re wrong. Content has skyrocketed tremendously since then, with a following of over 19 million on Tik Tok, 6.2 million on Instagram, and 1.69 million on Youtube. The show can now be pre-saved on Netflix. Recently, Thomas Petrou, one of the house’s founders, started up a website called, “my Hype Club,” where people who sign-up will gain access to Thomas’ extended vlogs, exclusive live streams, giveaways and many more. Shortly after, co-founder Alex Warren did something similar and formed a website of his own, “Dysfunctional Club,” where subscribers can gain access to unreleased vlogs and could possibly get a random phone call from the content creator himself.
Netflix announced a reality show about the Hype House. This series stars Kouvr Annon, Nikita Dragun, Sienna Mae Gomez, Chase Hudson, Larri Merritt, Thomas Petrou, Alex Warren, Jack Wright, Michael Sanzone, Mia Hayward, Vinnie Hacker, and many more. On April 22, Netflix tweeted that they “...will star in a new unscripted series that will reveal a side of themselves (and their relationships) that we rarely see!”
However, some of the house's former and notable members, including Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio, and Charli D’Amelio, won’t be a part of the series considering their split from the content house earlier in 2020 to focus on themselves. For example, Rae has been working on a Netflix project titled, He’s All That, which just finished filming. Dixie D'Amelio has recently been writing more music since her latest single, Roommates, dropped in December 2020.
Her younger sister, Charli, recently co-starred with a dancing role in her ex-boyfriend, Chase Hudson’s music video America’s Sweetheart.
Although the show has yet announced a release date, many fans seemed to be upset because competition will rise between other shows. Many of the members reassured fans that their show has nothing to do with it. For example, in Petrou's recent Youtube video, he states, “...I am actually kind of excited the people are this reactive to it because that's a lot better than no one caring. . One, this show is not about us being Tik Tokers. This show is about who we are as people, where we came from, the behind the scenes of our relationship that you guys don't get to see on any other platform.” He then goes on to say, “My goal of doing this Netflix show wasn’t to show that we’re Tik Tokers or it wasn’t to show that we’re influencers, I could care less about that. The show is to give you guys something you can’t get anywhere else..”
When addressing people’s shows getting kicked off, he informs fans that that’s not how it works because Netflix doesn’t cut out other shows because they're making room for new ones. He lastly mentions how he pitched the show over a year ago and was lucky enough to partner with Netflix, so the probability of shows getting taken off the platform for this new reality show is none.
Personally, I’m really excited about this show because I love the people who are in it. What do you guys think?