BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — He’s Gogh-ing viral.
Vincent van Gogh lookalike Robert Reynolds is hitting the small screen in a new web series that follows the post-Impressionist artist's doppelgänger through present-day New York City.
Reynolds rose to Internet fame after a Reddit user posted a picture of him riding the G train and compared the Bed-Stuy resident to van Gogh’s renowned self-portrait.
In the span of a few short weeks, the 36-year-old actor said he received offers and scripts from writers and producers.
Reynolds partnered with long-time friend and director Caitlin Davis to create “The Van Gogh Show,” which will make its YouTube premiere on June 9.
“It’s van Gogh from the 19th century finding himself in all these different situations, from the mundane to the absurd — with an emphasis on the absurd,” Reynolds said.
“He’s a fish out of water and he’s just making his way, but the absurdity comes out of no one knowing who he is. As far as anyone knows, he’s just this Bushwick hipster and another pretentious artist.”
The first five-minute episode gives a nod to the Reddit post that started it all: van Gogh Rides the Subway.
Another clip follows the painter as he tries to get into a bar, while a third gives us a glimpse into what happens when van Gogh tries to make a summer salad.
The series even takes a modern-day twist in depicting how the artist loses his ear.
“Be prepared to see some hipster culture satire: van Gogh uses Tinder, van Gogh makes latte art, van Gogh gets overwhelmed at Trader Joe’s,” Davis, 27, said.
While “The Van Gogh Show” episodes are meant to serve as comedic shorts, fans of the artist will recognize some historical accuracy, including references to famous friends like painter Paul Gauguin.
“It’s going to be a really funny, celebratory way to indulge everyone’s interest in this enigma of a character,” Davis added. “He’s this really earnest, genuine guy who can’t catch a break.”
Reynolds and his team are encouraging viewers and van Gogh aficionados to use the hashtag #VanGoghShow and #GoghViral to follow the series’ progress.