A Netflix documentary showing the origins and rise of the YouTube group called The Sidemen will be released on the streaming service soon.

The Sidemen Story will have unprecedented access to the group as they reflect on their rise to popularity, plus the secrets to their success and some difficulties.

Members of the The Sidemen are KSI (Olajide 'JJ' Olatunji), Miniminter (Simon Minter), W2S (Harry Lewis), Vikkstar123 (Vikram 'Vik' Barn), TBJZL (Tobit 'Tobi' Brown), Zerkaa (Joshua Bradley) and Behzinga (Ethan Payne).

The group currently has more than 20 million subscribers on their main channel.

The official synopsis for the documentary film says that it will see "The Sidemen offer honest and heartfelt reflections on their journey, exploring how online trolls, anxiety, topical social movements and the attempted death by suicide of one of their members, have tested their friendship and taught them valuable lessons they are eager to pass on to their young audience.

It continues: "The film also poses pertinent questions surrounding the cultural shifts brought on by open platforms, affordable camera technology and what these developments mean for legacy media's ability to retain young audiences moving forward."

When will The Sidemen Story be released on Netflix?

The Sidemen Story is set to release on Netflix UK on Wednesday, February 14.

At the time of writing, there is no information on whether the documentary film will be released on Netflix to the rest of the world.

How do The Sidemen feel about their Netflix documentary?

As reported by the Radio Times, when the film was announced, Vik said: “We’ve always tried to be open and honest about the highs and lows we’ve faced.

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"What began as friends coming together to create fun content has evolved into so much more & shaped who we are as individuals today.

"Our success isn’t measured in streaming numbers or likes; it’s about the connections we’ve built with fans and the real moments we’ve shared along the way. We look forward to sharing a glimpse into the laughter, challenges, and teamwork that defines the Sidemen spirit.”

Meanwhile, JJ added: "Me and the boys are really grateful to our audiences around the world for supporting us on this incredible journey. None of this would be possible without them so this one is for the fans. Let's goooo."