If you're a fan of YouTube personalities Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig, you'll be excited to hear about their newest collaboration. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con this weekend, they discussed their reboot of Electro Woman and Dyna Girl, which they described as "Gilmore Girls meets Marvel." Hart and Helbig are teaming up with Legendary Digital Media and creators Sid and Marty Krofft to bring the '70s cult classic to life for millennials.
"It was just kinda like this beautiful wedding of ideas, and it all came together to make it happen," Hart said.
The web series follows Electro Woman (Helbig) and Dyna Girl (Hart) as they move from Akron, Ohio to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big in the crime-fighting world. But competition is stiff as there is already a community of vigilantes they must match.
Most people with access to YouTube know Hart and Helbig for their hilarious videos. Helbig recently made the jump to network television with her own talkshow on E!, The Grace Helbig Show. Their newest venture has created an opportunity for the comedic duo to transition into acting.
"Acting is a real thing," Helbig joked. "It's a craft. Who knew?"
Although they credited their success to a great acting coach, this is not the first time they have stepped into fictional roles. They also starred alongside Mamrie Hart (Hannah's sister and fellow YouTube personality) in Camp Takota, a comedy which reflected a lot of the ladies' own senses of humor.
With material as campy as the original series, it's the perfect project for these two.