Hollywood star Will Smith and Priyanka Chopra has joined hands to produce original series for YouTube, as part of the video sharing site's comeback plan. "YouTube is expanding its slate of ad-supported originals with new projects from Will Smith, Priyanka Chopra and LeBron James. Smith, who joined YouTube in December, is planning to jump out of a helicopter (attached to a bungee cord) over the Grand Canyon to celebrate his 50th birthday in September. The stunt, dubbed The Jump Off, will stream live on YouTube and will have a charity component. It is being produced by Westbrook Entertainment. Chopra will host the series If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, from Sundog Pictures, about her journey to meet inspirational people and ask them advice on how to change the world," the HollywoodReporter published.
"With its ad-supported originals, YouTube is leaning into working with traditional talent. It's a change for the company, which placed an emphasis on greenlighting projects featuring its homegrown stars when it first launched its originals efforts," the HollywoodReporter added. Priyanka is soon expected to issue a statement to the effect. Priyanka Chopra's Youtube Original channel will be launched with much fanfare later this year.