YouTube star Hannah Hart lands Food Network TV series
Hannah Hart is the latest digital influencer to jump from the Internet to TV, inking a deal with Food Network for a six-episode culinary-travelogue series that will also encompass a range of digital and social content.
The yet-untitled six-episode series is slated to being production later this summer, tentatively set to premiere in the fourth quarter on Food Network.
"While I'm not a food expert... I do consider myself a food enthusiast!" said Hart, who has more than 5 million followers across platforms, including 2.5 million on YouTube. "I love to eat! And I love to travel. But most of all I love to share my experiences."
Food Network ordered the show to series, with each episode featuring Hart in a new city across the country — dining on a limited budget determined by that city's average dining-out price. The series will be accompanied by a digital content on FoodNetwork.com as well as various social channels, including Hart's, with a mix of video and other content.
Hart, in addition to maintaining her YouTube channel, is the author of "My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut," which spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Her sophomore book, "Buffering: Unshared Tales Of A Life Fully Loaded," is scheduled to be released in October 2016. Hart co-produced and also stars in Lionsgate's forthcoming comedy "Dirty 30," slated to debut Sept. 23.
"The deep connection viewers of all ages, especially millennials, have to food and food-adjacent content makes Food Network the perfect place for Hannah to continue to explore her own food adventure," said Kathleen Finch, chief programming, content and brand officer for Scripps Networks Interactive.
The Hannah Hart series on Food Network is produced by Warrior Poets, founded by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, along with Hart and Linnea Toney.
Hart is repped by UTA, Linnea Toney and attorney Ryan Pastorek.