I find it so wonderful that more and more creative people are turning to the web to provide us with their original content. And now, one of my favorite television writers, Jane Espenson, has a web series that premieres tomorrow called Husbands. Jane Espenson! And to top things off, Caprica‘s Alessandra Torresani is also starring in the series. What’s not to love?
Husbands is a unique take on the screwball newlywed comedy type of sitcom and from the trailer (posted below), it looks like it’s going to be absolutely hysterical. I am so there!
The official press release and preview video are below:
Jane Espenson creates first ever Newlywed Marriage Equality Series “Husbands The Series” Starring Cheeks, Sean Hemeon and Alessandra Torresani
New Comedy Web Series Premiering September 13th!
HOLLYWOOD, CA – September 5th, 2011 – From executive producer Jane Espenson (“Ellen”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly,” “Dollhouse,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Torchwood,” “Game of Thrones” “Once Upon A Time,”etc), and director Jeff Greinstein (“Friends,””Will and Grace,” “Desperate Housewives”) comes the first ever marriage equality comedy. (HusbandsTheSeries)
“I’m so excited about this project!” says Jane Espenson. “It was a matter of having the right people and the right premise and the means to create this on our own… It was irresistible. I’m so proud of how it has turned out. This is the right time for Husbands, and I just couldn’t wait. Making it for the web allowed us to make it right now.”
For too long, the world of newlywed-humor has been defined as being between one man and one woman. But now anyone can get drunk-motivated and end up married to someone they hardly know.
Enter our husbands, Cheeks and Brady. Cheeks is an outrageous, and very out, actor, who lives to push the envelope. How will his fans react when he becomes a settled married man? Brady Kelly is a professional baseball player whose fans are still adjusting to him being gay. Being gay and married–to someone named Cheeks – that’s going to require even more adjustment.
Completing the mix is Haley, Cheeks’ best gal pal, who is not at all sure she’s ready to share her best friend. They’re doing it all wrong. And that’s their right.
“Not long ago, Jane and I met on Twitter after she saw some of my YouTube videos. As our friendship itself is a testament to the power of new media, it’s fitting that our venture into sociopolitical newlywed comedy should be debuted online,” says Brad Bell. “With her pedigree, we could have pitched networks, but we were far more interested in executing our own vision. We wanted to capture the lightening we had before us–the script, the cast, the director–in our own bottle.”
About Husbands: “Husbands” stars Brad Bell as Cheeks, Sean Hemeon as Brady Kelly and Alessandra Torresani (“Caprica”)as Haley. It is directed by Jeff Greinstein (“Will and Grace,” “Desperate Housewives,” and produced by M. Elizabeth Hughes.
“Husbands” launches September 13th, 2011 on HusbandsSeries.com where you can find exclusive photos, merchandise, and behind-the-scenes footage.
About Jane Espenson: Jane is a 20-year veteran television writer and producer. She’s best known as a writer for science fiction and fantasy shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Torchwood, and the upcoming Once Upon a Time for ABC. She’s also currently co-creator and executive producer of a new online comedy called Husbands The Series.
About Brad Bell: Brad Bell is an online entertainer, working full time as his internet perona, Cheeks. As Cheeks, he has released three electronics dance albums, all of which charted in the iTunes Top ten. In addition to appearances on MTV and Starz, Cheeks engages and builds his rapidly growing fan base via short form satire on his YouTube channel GoCheeksGo. In April, Cheeks founded the lifestyle and entertainment website WeYuMe before taking on the role of co-creator, Executive Producer, and star of Husbands The Series. His twitter account, @GoCheeksGo is the 31st most popular account in Hollywood.