PSA: TikTok’s Hype House Just Got a Netflix Show

Remember back in the days of yore when you (a) had no idea whomst or what a “Hype House” was or (b) innocently thought it would be yesterday’s TikTok news by 2021? Yeah, lol. Despite a lot of personal drama among members (including a lawsuit…) and more coordinated dances than I am emotionally equipped to deal with, Hype House is still going strong over in Los Angeles—and it’s about to get even more famous. However, if you’re still trying to avoid TikTok (good luck in that endeavor, lol) or you’re just slightly confused about what Hype House even is—fear not. We’ve got you covered with a breakdown of the Hype House members, its rules, its new reality TV show on Netflix, and its general ~vibes~.

WHAT Is Hype House?

Kay, so Hype House is a content creator collective, but it’s also a physical location (a mansion in Los Angeles). This can get somewhat confusing if you’re an Old (as in, older than, like, 19).

The whole point of Hype House is to collaborate on videos for TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, and to promote each other’s platforms and personal brands—which clearly works super well, considering the collective itself already has 20 million followers as of writing this article.

WHEN Did Hype House Become a Thing?

The collective was formed in December 2019 by 17-year-old TikTok star Lil Huddy and 21-year-old YouTube star Thomas Petrou, and weirdly, you and I weren’t invited, which…rude. And get this: According to the New York Times, it was originally named House of Olympus, which I think we can all agree is truly the opposite of cool. You can find their videos here, so if you feel like watching TikToks instead of working, go for it.

How’d we do?

Of course, the founding story of Hype House isn’t without some drama. Last year, (former) member Daisy Keech posted a since-deleted video on YouTube slamming Lil Huddy and Thomas Petrou for giving her no credit in her cofounding role. The influencer said she dropped more than $10K to secure the ACTUAL house and was part of the early creative process but has been written out of the story entirely. Yikes. Unsurprisingly, she ditched the famous TikTok crib and filed a lawsuit against Lil Huddy and Thomas Petrou, according to Forbes.

WHERE Is Hype House?

Where isn’t it? Hype House is a state of mind, friend. JK, it’s a rental mansion in one of Los Angeles’s wealthy gated communities, and according to kinda old pics from the New York Times, it has a giant backyard, a giant pool, a giant kitchen, and almost no furniture. Who has time to go buy a chair when you have choreography to learn? NO ONE.

A post shared by Hype House (@thehypehousela)

WHO Lives in Hype House?

Hype House is home to more than a dozen official and unofficial members—some of whom live there full-time and some of whom just crash when they’re in town. Past and present members include: Chase Hudson (aka Lil Huddy), Connor Yates, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Alex Warren, Addison Rae, Avani Gregg, Wyatt Xavier, Daisy Keech, Jack Wright, Larri Merritt, Sienna Mae Gomez, Ryland Storms, Nick Austin, Ondreaz Lopez, Nikita Dragun, Tony Lopez, Kouvr Annon, Thomas Petrou, Calvin Goldby, James Wright, Jack Wright, and Patrick Huston.

A post shared by Hype House (@thehypehousela)

FYI, Charli and Dixie used to be a central part of the group, but they bowed out when the house vibes started changing. “When the Hype House started to become more of a business, Charli and Dixie stepped away from that aspect,” their rep told the Hollywood Reporter. “While their businesses are separate, their friendships with the members continue.”

Also relevant: Charli and Chase dated for a while, but they split up because of cheating rumors, which had to be awk before Charli left the crew. At first, things appeared to be rather amicable, but then Chase accused a bunch of TikTokers of cheating on their boyfriends and girlfriends, Charli told him to stop playing the victim, and then people started sending Chase death threats. The whole thing wrapped up with Charli going on Instagram Live saying she’ll always love Chase. TL;DR: It was a whole mess!

WHAT Are the Rules of Hype House?

The New York Times reports that this is *not* a party house: inviting friends over requires prior approval, you have to replace anything you break, and—most important—you have to create content Every. Damn. Day.

As Thomas told the paper, “If someone slips up constantly, they’ll not be a part of this team anymore. You can’t come and stay with us for a week and not make any videos, it’s not going to work. This whole house is designed for productivity. If you want to party, there’s hundreds of houses that throw parties in L.A. every weekend. We don’t want to be that. It’s not in line with anyone in this house’s brand. This house is about creating something big, and you can’t do that if you’re going out on the weekends.”

A post shared by Hype House (@thehypehousela)

WHERE Can I Watch Hype House?

…on TikTok. Obviously! But if that isn’t cutting it for you, Hype House just signed a deal for a Netflix reality show through Wheelhouse Entertainment, so you’ll have plenty of content to slam through during your lunch break. The new series will feature Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou, Nikita Dragun, Kouvr Annon, Sienna Mae Gomez, Larri Merritt, Alex Warren, and Jack Wright—and according to Deadline, it will “take viewers inside the group’s communal mansion in Los Angeles, offering an exclusive, fly-on-the-wall look into the glamorous, stressful, and high-speed personal and professional antics of the young stars, as they live together and collaborate daily on new content.” Deadline reports:

A post shared by Wheelhouse (@wheelhousegroup)

Here’s a BTS look at shoot vibes to give you an idea of what the show’s ~aesthetic~ might be:

A post shared by Wheelhouse (@wheelhousegroup)

CAN I Get Into Hype House?

I mean…you can try! Apparently, Chase is the group’s ~scout~ and told the New York Times he’s looking for people who are talented, weird, funny, or “extremely good-looking.” Cool, where do I apply.

Source: Read Full Article