Congratulations to Felicia Day and Sheri Bryant who have sold their YouTube based company Geek & Sundry to Legendary Pictures. It doesn’t feel that long as ago that Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop series, part of Geek & Sundry, raised over a million in a crowdfunding exercise. Hopefully fans will be cool with the purchase and that more funding will be coming from the new owners.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Legendary does, however, have a track record in this space having previously bought Nerdist Industries run by Chris Hardwick. In a post on Nerdist, Amy Ratcliffe welcomes the channel to the family.
Today we’re extremely happy to announce that Legendary Entertainment has acquired Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, and that means we have a brand new sibling! Geek & Sundry will join Nerdist in the Legendary Digital Network, producing the best geek-themed videos on the web. Working with Legendary means Geek & Sundry can devote more time to developing fresh stories, videos and faces to deliver engaging and original content from their brains to your computer screens.
Geek & Sundry launched in 2012 and quickly grew to over 1.4 million YouTube & Hulu subscribers. If you count other social networks there’s more than 12 million fans. The video below is a combo 1m fans on YouTube and announcement of “partnership” with Legendary.
Geeks are important to all movie companies. We have the ability to make or break movies. In particular, Legendary will be plotting the future of Godzilla, World of Warcraft and even Pacific Rim.