List of YouTube Premium original programming

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YouTube Premium, formerly known as YouTube Red, is a subscription service that provides advertising-free streaming of all videos hosted by YouTube, offline play and background playback of videos on mobile devices, access to advertising-free music streaming through Google Play Music or YouTube Music, and access to "YouTube Original" series and films.

Original series[edit]

Drama[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Broke Drama September 28, 2016 1 season, 11 episodes 8–19 min. Ended
Lifeline Science fiction October 11, 2017 1 season, 8 episodes 22–26 min. Ended[1]
Step Up: High Water Dance January 31, 2018 2 seasons, 20 episodes 41–57 min. Moved to Starz for season 3[2]
Impulse Science fiction June 6, 2018 2 seasons, 20 episodes 44–51 min. Ended[3]
Origin Science fiction November 14, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 41–60 min. Ended[4]
Lockdown Teen Drama June 26, 2020 1 season, 10 episodes 12-14 min Pending

Comedy[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Foursome Comedy March 30, 2016 4 seasons, 36 episodes 22 min. Ended
Sing It! Comedy May 25, 2016 1 season, 10 episodes 21–26 min. Ended[5]
Bad Internet Dark comedy May 25, 2016 1 season, 10 episodes 12 min. Ended
Single by 30 Dramedy/Romance August 24, 2016 1 season, 8 episodes 24–25 min. Ended[6]
Rhett and Link's Buddy System Comedy October 19, 2016 2 season, 16 episodes 15–22 min. Ended
Me and My Grandma Comedy March 22, 2017 1 season, 6 episodes 22 min. Ended
Good Game Comedy August 30, 2017 1 season, 6 episodes 21–28 min. Ended[7]
Long Distance Comedy September 28, 2017 1 season, 1 episode 24 min. Ended
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Mystery/Comedy October 25, 2017 2 season, 16 episodes 21–33 min. Ended[8]
Do You Want To See a Dead Body? Surreal comedy November 17, 2017 1 season, 15 episodes 12–23 min. Ended[8]
12 Deadly Days Horror/Thriller/Comedy anthology December 12, 2016 12 episodes 22–27 min. Miniseries
I'm Poppy Surreal comedy January 25, 2018 1 season, 1 episode 23 min. Ended
Youth & Consequences Teen dramedy March 7, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 26–34 min. Ended[9]
Cobra Kai Action dramedy May 2, 2018 2 seasons, 20 episodes 22–36 min. Moved to Netflix for season 3[10]
Liza on Demand Comedy June 27, 2018 2 seasons, 18 episodes 23–26 min. Renewed[11]
Sideswiped Romantic comedy July 25, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 22–26 min. Ended[8]
Champaign ILL Comedy December 12, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 25–32 min. Ended[8]
Overthinking with Kat & June Comedy December 19, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 21–23 min. Ended[4]
Wayne Action comedy January 16, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 30–35 min. Ended[2]
Weird City Comedy science fiction anthology February 13, 2019 1 season, 6 episodes 18–28 min. Ended

Animation[edit]

Adult animation[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Paranormal Action Squad Comedy November 16, 2016 1 season, 8 episodes 11–13 min. Ended
Dallas & Robo Comedy May 30, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 22–26 min. Ended[12]

Kids & family[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Kings of Atlantis Action/Adventure April 7, 2017 1 season, 13 episodes 11 min. Ended
DanTDM Creates a Big Scene Animation/Live-action April 7, 2017 1 season, 6 episodes 11 min. Ended
Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force Action/Comedy May 5, 2017 1 season, 13 episodes 11 min. Ended
Sherwood Sci-fi/Adventure March 6, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 21 min. Pending

Anime[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
IDOLiSH7: Vibrato Musical January 17, 2019 1 season, 8 episodes 11–15 min. Pending
Obsolete Mecha December 3, 2019 1 season, 6 episodes 12-13 min Pending

Unscripted[edit]

Docu-series[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Episodes Length
F2 Finding Football Travel series June 13, 2018 8 episodes 23–27 min.
Best Shot Reality/Sports July 18, 2018 8 episodes 22–51 min.
Lefloid Vs The World Travel series September 12, 2018 8 episodes 22 min.
Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries Concert November 29, 2018 4 episodes 27–37 min.
Almost Ready Documentary July 17, 2019 6 episodes 9-14 min.
BookTube Education October 17, 2019 11 episodes 10-23 min.
The Age Of A.I. Docuseries December 18, 2019 8 episodes 60 min.
Justin Bieber: Seasons Docuseries January 27, 2020 10 episodes 8-14 min
The Secret Life Of Lele Pons Docuseries May 19, 2020 5 episodes 20-30 min
Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women's Gymnastics[13] Docuseries September 21, 2020 6 episodes 32-43 min
Awaiting release
Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story Of GRM Daily Docuseries September 28, 2020 4 episodes TBA
How To Be Behzinga Inspirational Documentary October 5, 2020 3 episodes TBA

Reality[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Scare PewDiePie Horror comedy February 10, 2016 1 season, 10 episodes 14–23 min. Ended[14]
Prank Academy Comedy March 30, 2016 1 season, 18 episodes 9–13 min. Ended[15]
MatPat's Game Lab Game Show June 8, 2016 1 season, 8 episodes 19-23 min Ended
Escape the Night Competition/Horror June 22, 2016 4 seasons, 46 episodes 21–30 min. Ended[16]
Mind Field Education/Science January 18, 2017 3 seasons, 25 episodes 20–40 min. Pending
Squad Wars Comedy January 26, 2017 1 season, 9 episodes 25 min. Ended
Hyperlinked Music May 31, 2017 1 season, 10 episodes 21–23 min. Ended
Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge Reality Competition September 13, 2017 1 season, 8 episodes 43–46 min. Ended
Furze World Wonders Reality September 28, 2017 1 season, 10 episodes 20–21 min. Ended
Best Cover Ever Music Competition November 20, 2017 1 season, 9 episodes 27-31 min Ended
Roman Atwood's Day Dreams Comedy/Stunt/Prank November 22, 2017 1 season, 7 episodes 22–25 min. Ended
Ultimate Expedition Reality competition January 17, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 30 min. Ended
The Super Slow Show Reality January 24, 2018 1 season, 59 episodes 1-9 min Ended
Kevin Hart: What The Fit Comedy March 15, 2018 3 seasons, 35 episodes 11–17 min. Pending
Jack Whitehall: Training Days Comedy May 9, 2018 1 season, 20 episodes 2-28 min Ended
The Sidemen Show Stunt June 18, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 25–33 min. Ended
Sugar Reality August 15, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 9–18 min. Ended
Will Smith: The Jump Stunt September 25, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 2-24 min Ended
ARRived Reality competition November 7, 2018 1 season, 14 episodes 23-79 min Ended
Planet Slow Mo Reality January 23, 2019 1 season, 24 episodes 6-16 min Pending
A Student's Guide To Your First Year Of College Education September 4, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 2-9 min Pending
The School Of... Education October 8, 2019 1 season, 7 episodes 5-10 min Pending
Glad You Asked Education October 8, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 14-22 min Pending
Could You Survive the Movies? Education October 21, 2019 1 season, 6 episodes 13-30 min Season 2 due to premiere in early 2021[17]
Retro Tech Docuseries December 2, 2019 1 season, 7 episodes 22-26 min Renewed[18]
Fundamental. Gender Justice. No Exceptions Documentary March 4, 2020 1 season, 5 episodes 16-17 min Pending
Creators for Change Education March 17, 2020 1 season, TBA episodes 59 min Pending
Money Talks Education April 13, 2020 1 season, 9 episodes 5-8 min Pending
Instant Influencer Beauty Competition April 24, 2020 1 season, 4 episodes 38-42 min Renewed[18]
Stay Home With YungBlud Reality April 27, 2020 1 season, 4 episodes 12-13 min Pending
Celebrity Substitute Education May 7, 2020 1 season, 12 episodes 30 min Pending
Create Together Reality May 18, 2020 1 season, 6 episodes 10 min Pending
Sleeping with Friends Education May 20, 2020 1 season, 3 episodes 30 min Pending

Non-English language[edit]

These shows were created by YouTube and are spoken entirely or almost entirely in a non-English language.

Title Language Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Run, BIGBANG Scout! Korean Reality April 26, 2017 1 season, 7 episodes 4–24 min. Pending
BTS: Burn The Stage Korean Documentary March 28, 2018 8 episodes 21–26 min. Pending
Bullsprit German Comedy September 12, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 18–36 min. Pending
Neuland German Meta comedy variety show September 12, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 11–31 min. Pending
Les Emmerdeurs French Comedy September 19, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 22–30 min. Pending
Groom French Comedy September 19, 2018 2 seasons, 20 episodes 20–26 min. Pending
Sobrevivi Spanish Comedy October 3, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 25–31 min. Ended
Top Management Korean Drama October 31, 2018 1 season, 16 episodes 20–43 min. Ended
Re:Imagine Japanese Docuseries December 11, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 5-11 min. Pending
The Fake Show Japanese Thriller December 12, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 11–21 min. Pending
Re:SET Japanese Docuseries April 3, 2019 1 season, 7 episodes 5-8 min. Pending
Fischer's and The Lost Treasure Japanese Action comedy April 24, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes 13-21 min. Pending
Jay Park Chosen1 Korean Docuseries May 1, 2019 1 season, 4 episodes 17-21 min. Pending
Cricket Diaries: Men Of The Match Hindi Reality June 12, 2019 1 season, 5 episodes 21-31 min Pending
I Am Non Japanese Docuseries October 2, 2019 1 season, 11 episodes 21-73 min Pending
Off The Page Hindi Reality October 2, 2019 1 season, 17 episodes 3-12 min Pending
Whindersson: Próxima Parada Portuguese Travel series October 3, 2019 1 season, 8 episodes 25-35 min Pending
Analog Trip Korean Travel series October 9, 2019 1 season, 12 episodes 21-28 min Pending
Pretty Fit Hindi Comedy January 21, 2020 1 season, 6 episodes 20-24 min Pending
Gray Zone Agency, Inc Japanese Comedy March 23, 2020 1 season, 10 episodes 13-32 min Pending
Vai Pra Cima, Fred Portuguese Docuseries April 19, 2020 1 season, 8 episodes 16-24 min Pending
Twice: Seize the Light Korean Documentary April 29, 2020 1 season, 9 episodes 14–22 min. Pending
Aislados: Un Documental En Cuarentena Spanish Docuseries June 9, 2020 1 season, 4 episodes 15-20 min Pending
Mortal Glitch Spanish Comedy September 2, 2020 1 season, 5 episodes 23-30 min Pending

Continuations[edit]

Title Genre Prev. network(s) Premiere Seasons Length Status
Fight of the Living Dead Competition/Horror Independent (via YouTube) August 17, 2016 2 seasons, 15 episodes 21–38 min. Ended
We Are Savvy Children's magazine Family Channel September 6, 2017 2 seasons, 26 episodes 22–23 min. Pending
Breakfast With Champions Reality Independent (via YouTube) April 24, 2019 1 season, 12 episodes 19-27 min Pending
What The Duck Reality Independent (via YouTube) May 6, 2019 1 season, 8 episodes 21-27 min Pending

Original films[edit]

Drama[edit]

Title Genre Release Date
The Thinning Thriller October 12, 2016
Snap Drama July 5, 2017
The Thinning: New World Order Thriller October 17, 2018
Stalking Vampire Horror December 12, 2018
Viper Club Drama January 23, 2019

Comedy[edit]

Title Genre Release Date
Lazer Team Sci-Fi January 27, 2016
Dance Camp Dance February 10, 2016
We Love You Romance November 22, 2016
Jingle Ballin' Comedy December 6, 2016
Ghostmates Comedy December 14, 2016
The Keys of Christmas Comedy December 19, 2016
Alexander IRL Comedy January 11, 2017
Reggae Shark Adventures Comedy August 12, 2017
Lazer Team 2 Sci-Fi November 22, 2017
A Heist With Markiplier Interactive October 30, 2019

Documentary[edit]

Title Genre Release Date
A Trip to Unicorn Island Documentary February 10, 2016
The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire Comedy October 5, 2016
Dan and Phil's Story of TATINOF Documentary October 5, 2016
Vlogumentary Documentary October 26, 2016
Gigi Gorgeous: This is Everything Documentary February 8, 2017
Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough Documentary May 17, 2017
Inventerprise Documentary August 1, 2017
Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness Documentary October 4, 2017
Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated – Director's Cut Documentary December 18, 2017
One Shot Dance special February 15, 2018
Tyler Shields: Provocateur Documentary February 22, 2018
DIY GIANT Birthday Cake Comedy May 9, 2018
Act III: Motte Documentary September 5, 2018
Paul McCartney: Live From NYC Concert September 7, 2018
The Price of Free Documentary November 27, 2018
Burn the Stage: The Movie Documentary January 18, 2019
Band Together with Logic Music Documentary March 15, 2019
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: If I Could Just Tell You One Thing Documentary March 27, 2019
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story Documentary April 3, 2019
State of Pride Documentary May 29, 2019
Maluma: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Sere Documentary June 5, 2019
Stonewall Outloud Documentary June 28, 2019
The Deported Documentary July 17, 2019
Taylor Swift: Lover's Lounge Concert August 22, 2019
Claire Documentary September 2, 2019
Straight Up Punjab Concert October 5, 2019
How To Be: Mark Ronson Documentary October 12, 2019
Virtually History: The Berlin Wall Documentary November 6, 2019
The Gift: The Journey Of Johnny Cash Documentary November 11, 2019
Coldplay: Everyday Life - Live in Jordan Concert November 22, 2019
The Edge Of Science: How To Levitate Documentary December 10, 2019
Terms And Conditions: A U.K Drill Story Documentary February 26, 2020
Birthday Song - Lewis Capaldi Documentary March 24, 2020
Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert Documentary April 10, 2020
The Creator Games Reality Competition April 25, 2020
#MoveWithMe Dance Special April 29, 2020
Stream #WithMe Livestream April 30, 2020
Dude Perfect: Backstage Pass Documentary May 11, 2020
Dear Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement June 7, 2020
Bear Witness, Take Action Special June 13, 2020
Paper Children Documentary June 25, 2020
UHC: Ultimate Home Championship Sports Special June 26, 2020
David Blaine Ascension[19] Special September 2, 2020[20]
This Is Paris[21] Documentary September 14, 2020

Acquisitions[edit]

Title Genre Release Date
Kedi Documentary May 10, 2017
King of the Dancehall Drama August 2, 2017
G-Funk Documentary July 11, 2018
Bodied Comedy-drama November 28, 2018
Museum Drama December 19, 2018

Upcoming original programming[edit]

Original series[edit]

In development[edit]

Title Genre
Dumb People Town[22] Adult animation
Gatz[23] Drama
High & Tight[24] Comedy
Psychopath[25] Comedy
Widow[26] Dark comedy
Untitled Jeff of The Universe Series[27] Sci-fi Dramedy

Abandoned projects[edit]

Title Genre Stage of Production Reached
Untitled The Edge of Seventeen spin-off series[28] Comedy Pilot produced[29]

References[edit]

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