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- Hype House, a TikTok collective of some of the app's biggest stars, is getting a TV series, Deadline reported.
- "The Hype Life" is billed as a docuseries and will give viewers a peek inside the Hollywood Hills mansion that's home to Thomas Petrou, Chase Hudson, and many of the group's roughly 20 members.
- The news comes amid controversy over Hype House members flouting social-distancing measures as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge nationwide.
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Members of TikTok creator collective the Hype House are getting their own reality TV show, Deadline reported.
"The Hype Life," billed as a docuseries, will offer an exclusive look into the lives of Hype House members including Thomas Petrou, Chase Hudson, Avani Gregg, Ondreaz Lopez, Tony Lopez, Madi Monroe, and the group's other many members, according to Deadline. Wheelhouse Entertainment is developing and producing the series, which will depict day-to-day life in the Hype House's 14,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills as the top TikTok creators collaborate on content.
The collective usually includes around 20 members, most of whom have lived in the group's mansion, but Deadline said that Nikita Dragun, an influencer who does not live in the house, will also appear on the series. It's unclear exactly how many people are considered members of the Hype House, and how many of those members live in the group's Los Angeles mansion.
"Hype House is a creative rocket ship, piloted by extremely hard-working, business-savvy young adults who have already built incredible audiences that both platforms and brands can tap into," Eric Watternberg, the Wheelhouse Group chief creative officer and president of Wheelhouse Entertainment, told Deadline.
Charli D'Amelio, the app's most-followed user, and her sister, Dixie, have been associated with the Hype House in the past but are no longer affiliated. The D'Amelio family has hinted at a possible reality series, as the two sisters continue to sign brand deals with companies like Hollister and Morphe.
Taylor Lorenz of The New York Times first reported in July that Wheelhouse was working on a reality show pitch with the Hype House stars. The management teams for the Clubhouse, Sway House, and Kids Next Door houses, all collectives for TikTok creators and influencers, have each explored bringing their talents to TV, Lorenz reported.
Representatives for the Hype House and Wheelhouse Entertainment did not immediately return Insider's requests for comment.
Hype House has been embroiled in several controversies this year
The Hype House collective has faced several controversies in 2020. In March, Daisy Keech, one of the original members of the Hype House, announced that she was leaving the group, claiming that she had business and financial disagreements with Petrou. In a YouTube video, Keech said that she and Petrou had co-founded the collective, but that Petrou and Hudson had told members of the press, including The New York Times, that they were the co-founders.
"Being 20 years old and not having like a manager there with me kind of like Chase [Hudson] had, like I had no idea to speak up and to say that I was a co-founder," Keech said of her experience when Lorenz interviewed members of the Hype House for an article in The Times. Keech left the house and started Clubhouse, though she announced in a new video on Tuesday that she's leaving to have more time to develop her own personal brand.
In July, social-media drama erupted between the Hype House and the Sway House, as Hudson feuded with Josh Richards of Sway, and members of the two houses confronted each other both online and offline.
In addition to the interpersonal drama, members of the Hype House and other collectives, including the Sway House, recently came under fire for hosting parties during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many influencers in Los Angeles have flouted social-distancing guidelines. In July, the mansion hosted a birthday party for Hype House member Larri Merritt, and Instagram posts showed that many of the guests were maskless.
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