Disney Digital Networks Selected As Channel Distributor for Project
With the goal of breaking stereotypes, Disney Digital Networks is launching “Hyperlinked,” a show created by Kids At Play and Miss O and Friends that centers on a diverse group of girls with sharp programming skills.
The 10-episode series is inspired by the true story of the Miss O and Friends website. Together with Google’s Computer Science in Media team and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the series convened an Advisory Council that consisted of Madeline Di Nonno (CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media), Kimberly Bryant (Founder and CEO, Black Girls CODE), Rosalind Wiseman (Best selling author of “Queen Bees & Wannabees”), Jess Weiner (CEO, Talk to Jess LLC) and Michael Cohen PhD (President, Michael Cohen Group LLC (MCG)). This team served as advisors on the series, working with the production team to make sure the show was modeling positive messages around girls in STEM and their relationships with each other and their families.
The new series, whose cast consists of the Warner Bros-signed music group L2M, will premiere May 31 on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app for YouTube Red subscribers.
The series will also be available through Disney’s YouTube channel as part of the Disney Digital Networks. All viewers will be able to watch one episode for free while the remaining episodes will be available exclusively for YouTube Red subscribers.