One of YouTube’s most popular video series is set to become an animated television comedy series, reports Deadline.com.
The series is "The Annoying Orange." The management and production company The Collective is working with the series creator, Dane Boedigheimer, to produce the show. Conrad Vernon, co-director of "Monsters and Aliens" and "Shrek 2," will executive produce.
The Collective is financing six half-hour episodes and has tapped writer Tom Sheppard, who won an Emmy for the animated show "Pinky and the Brain," the piece adds.
Malcolm McDowell has been cast to voice one of the characters. McDowell is known for his starring role as Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film “A Clockwork Orange” and has recently been featured in HBO’s “Entourage.”
"The Annoying Orange" has drawn more than a half-billion YouTube views and is the eighth most subscribed YouTube channel, the story says.