Watch: The Cast of Hulu's Freakish on going from online video stars to sci-fi TV

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Oct 15, 2016, 10:39 AM EDT (Updated)

The stars of Hulu’s Freakish are all used to being in front of the camera, but their paths there diverged quite a bit.

When the streaming service was putting together the cast for the new sci-fi horror series, they decided to think outside the box a bit and cast a few young people with massive followings — but not actually for film or TV projects. Instead, the producers largely tapped YouTube and Vine stars to round out the cast (along with Walking Dead alum Chad L. Coleman).

We caught up with the young stars Melvin Gregg, Liza Koshy, Leo Howard, Hayes Grier and Meghan Rienks at New York Comic Con to talk about what it’s like to go from the very small screen to the small screen as they transition into more traditional acting roles. The series itself sounds like a fun project to break out in, following a group of high school students trapped in a high school overrun by mutant creatures.

The first full season of Freakish drops on Hulu on Oct. 10.

Check out the interviews below and let us know what you think: