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YouTube is finally rolling out its much-awaited original content on YouTube Red in February. The service on 3 February (Wednesday) announced that its first four YouTube Red Originals — comedy-thriller series Scare PewDiePie, documentary A Trip to Unicorn Island, teen musical Dance Camp, and Rooster Teeth comedy Lazer Team — are going to premiere on 10 February.

YouTube Red members in the US (the only country where it's available) will be able to exclusively stream the programmes mentioned above in addition to getting all of YouTube uninterrupted and a premium YouTube Music experience.

Here are YouTube's descriptions of those new movies and shows:

A Trip to Unicorn Island: From the team at Astronauts Wanted, this feature-length movie gives fans an extraordinary look inside the life and journey of Lilly Singh as she embarks on a challenging 26-city global tour where she has to remember to practice what she preaches: happiness is the only thing worth fighting for.

Dance Camp: This feature film from AwesomenessTV weaves an amazing story of unlikely friendships, unleashing passions and discovering yourself all through the power of dance.

Lazer Team: In this feature-length action-comedy from Rooster Teeth and Fullscreen Films, four small-town losers stumble upon an alien ship carrying a mysterious cargo, leading to a battle to save Earth from an all-powerful enemy.

Scare PewDiePie: In this reality-adventure series from the creator and executive producers of "The Walking Dead" at Skybound Entertainment and Maker Studios, experience thrills, chills and laughter as PewDiePie encounters terrifying situations inspired by his favorite video games.

"The diverse, dynamic creators behind these films have already built massive audiences on YouTube, rivaling many cable shows," the YouTube team stated in their announcement. "With YouTube Red Originals, we want to help them tell bigger and bolder stories that delight you, their fans. YouTube Red is your opportunity to support the passion projects your favorite creators have only dreamed about until now."

YouTube will bring more content to Red later this year. "We have lots more thrills, chills, LOLs, smiles, romances and surprises from more of your favorite YouTube stars coming later this year," YouTube's global head of original content Susanne Daniels stated in a blog post.