Popular Twitch streamer and content creator Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV has signed a deal with American multi-platform entertainment company Skybound Entertainment to develop a narrative scripted television series based on his character, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The self-declared 1993 and 1994 Blockbuster video game champion will work together with the production company owned by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Dr Disrespect TV show
“There are lots of incredibly talented streamers, but there’s something special about what Guy has done in creating this character,” said David Alpert, co-founder and president at Skybound Entertainment. “We really believe there’s a unique world around the doctor.”
The deal was brokered by talent agency CAA, which represents Skybound Entertainment and Dr Disrespect, and is the first of its kind for any Twitch influencer. With over 3.8 million followers on the Amazon-owned streaming platform, Dr Disrespect’s content will serve as marketing for the character’s television series. The show is in its early stages with creative and direction, but early discussions have been made around the animation.
Both Dr Disrespect and David Alpert have stated that the show will revolve around how the “doctor became the doctor” and the character’s backstory. While the Twitch personality plays this character on his gaming streams, not much backstory is given on his journey. The show will instead focus on this — the narrative and history of his alter ego.
While streaming is a full-time job for Dr Disrespect, the content creator states that he will still have openings to work on his project with Skybound Entertainment without interference. The doctor also believes that there could be future opportunities along with the series, including his appearance in the likes of games and comics. Can the doctor achieve “world domination” as he says he will? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your latest news coverage.