Complex Networks’ Rated Red will premiere its new original docuseries Psycho Family about the Youtube personality McJugerNuggets — real name Jesse Ridgway — and his family.
The film chronicles the fallout after it was revealed that the escalating conflict between Ridgway and his father were faked for the viewers. Over the course of four years, the McJuggerNuggets channel on YouTube garnered more than 1.2-billion views of its 684 episodes and became an internet sensation which also brought into question whether “Psycho Series” was real or fake.
Ridgway, along with his father and other family members, including his brother, mother and Uncle Larry, created their YouTube series based on multiple outlandish stunts that included “murdering” Jesse murdering his father on camera and fleeing to Switzerland. Ridgway’s fans and YouTube subscribers were not told if what they were watching was real or not. The shocking scenes resulted in 1,000 calls to the police to report the incidents and 20 cases of swatting where Ridgway’s family was held at gunpoint in real life as consequence of the show. He revealed to his fans that the Psycho Series was fake in June 2016.
YouTuber and documentarian Brian Spitz, reveals the family conflicts and consequences that arose from them faking their daily lives for one of the most popular reality online series.
Psycho Family is executive produced by Studio71′s Dan Weinstein and John Fitzpatrick. Evan Weiss serves as producer for Red Sun Entertainment. The series premieres April 3 on go90.