YouTube is going personal for its latest original series, which will see actor and vlogger Shay Mitchell document her pregnancy on camera.
Mitchell, who is best known as Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars, has since starred in Hulu’s Dollface and Netflix thriller You, in which she played Peach Salinger. This week, she took to YouTUbe to reveal that she is six months pregnant with her boyfriend, Matte Babel, and that she will document her journey in a new YouTube Original programme.
The biweekly web series will premiere on Wednesday 17th July, with episodes then arriving every other week on her own YouTube channel. Unlike previous YouTube Original series, the show will not be part of subscription service YouTube Premium, with each episode available to view for free. Fans will be able to see her eat for two and hunt down non-alcoholic wine.
“Women go through a lot during pregnancy. It’s exciting, difficult, emotional and amazing all at the same time, and I wanted to share my journey with more than just a photo,” she said in a statement announcing the series, which will run for six episodes in total.
“Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing oversized sweatshirts,” she added on YouTube. “We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past 6 months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”
Almost Ready will be exec-produced by Mitchell and Babel, alongside Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman for Industrial Media’s Intellectual Property Corp. and showrunner Tracy Wares.
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