Brat Plots Holiday Special as 'Chicken Girls' Follow-Up
'Holiday Spectacular' will feature the stars of 'Chicken Girls' and 'Total Eclipse,' including Mackenzie Ziegler and Annie LeBlanc.
Brat is plotting its follow-up to Chicken Girls: The Movie.
The tween-centric digital studio is currently in production on its next digital feature, Holiday Spectacular, featuring the stars of several of its most popular series.
Set at the mall, Holiday Spectacular will tell the story of an estranged family that is brought back together for the holiday season. The hourlong movie, which will be released in late December, is described as having been written in the style of Love Actually with several interweaving storylines.
Chicken Girls star Annie LeBlanc is set to star in the series alongside Mackenzie Ziegler, the star of Brat's Total Eclipse. Rounding out the cast are Sofie Dossi (Boss Cheer, America's Got Talent) and Aliyah Moulden (Chicken Girls, The Voice).
"With so many of our viewers tuning in daily across our whole slate of shows, bringing together these popular characters is a perfect way to ring in the holidays," said Brat co-founder Rob Fishman.
Brat's first feature-length project was June's Chicken Girls: The Movie, based on its web series of the same name. The high school-set musical drew 15 million views on YouTube and helped draw attention to one-year-old startup Brat. The company, which raised $30 million over the summer from Anchorage Capital, Advancit Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures, currently has nearly 2.4 million YouTube subscribers. Its videos have generated an audience of 15 million unique viewers in the last 90 days.
The Brat YouTube channel currently offers a range of series oriented toward its young audience. In addition to Chicken Girls and Total Eclipse, it also offers the motocross-themed Dirt and the reality competition series The Talent Show.