By Sahil Patel
Jimmy Wong has an idea for a musical comedy web series and has turned to Indiegogo to help finance it.
The YouTube star, who’s currently starring in the third and final season of “Video Game High School,” wants to make “Band Aid,” a musical show about four ex-bandmates reunited under strange circumstances. The series would center on the band’s lead singer, Chris (Wong), who pledges to do whatever it takes to win back the heart of a fellow band member and long-time crush who’s set to leave town.
The series will star Wong, Abbe Drake, Clinton Jones, and Adam Roth, as well as “Video Game High School” cast members Chase Williamson, Joey Scoma, and Ellary Porterfield.
Developed by Wong, “Band Aid” will be also co-directed by “Squaresville” creator and director Matt Enlow.
Wong hopes to raise $52,400 for the project. The goal is to produce 90 minutes worth of content, spread across six episodes. To incentivize donations, Wong is raffling away a 2014 Chevy Spark and a Sea-Doo Spark jet-ski, both of which he won as a contestant on “The Price Is Right.”
Wong’s brother, Freddie, famously turned to Indiegogo for the last season of “Video Game High School.” He raised close to $900,000 on the platform, clearing his initial goal of $750,000.