Esquire Network has ordered eight episodes of The Mike Stud Project (working title) docuseries, which follows baseball player-turned-rapper and YouTube star Mike Stud for premiere this summer.

Stud is a Duke Mike Studeducated, former All-American baseball player who turned to music after an injury robbed him of his lifelong dream to play pro ball. Now, Stud is at the top of the Billboard and iTunes charts continuing to build his brand as an unsigned artist, relying on social media to build awareness, sell tickets and engage with fans around the world. The series follows Stud’s 40-city “Back2You Tour” across North America and his entourage of friends turned collaborators following Stud’s latest album release.

In the past five years, Stud has garnered over 60 million views on YouTube, released three #1 Hip-Hop Albums on iTunes, and headlined three national tours.

The Mike Stud Project (wt) is produced by Den of Thieves, executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Alexandra Lipsitz and co-executive produced by Jordan Barrow, Jared Morell and Austin Rosen.