Netflix has picked up exclusive streaming rights for Anthony Hecox and Ian Padilla’s “Smosh: The Movie,” which was released on iTunes and Vimeo earlier this summer. The teen comedy is a modern day update of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and is the first feature from Hecox and Padilla, who are some of YouTube’s biggest stars with over 30 million followers.
Directed by Alex Winter, the movie finds the duo teleporting into some of YouTube’s biggest pages (including Jenna Marbles and Grace Helbig) in order to take down an embarrassing clip of Hecox that could potentially go viral and ruin his chances of getting with his teen crush.
The acquisition represents yet another deal that finds Netflix gathering content focused on the young teenage demographic. In addition to “Smosh: The Movie,” Netflix has new seasons of “Degrassi” and other YouTube-orientated movies like “Bad Night” in the pipeline.
“Smosh: The Movie” will be available for streaming starting September 22.