PRLog - June 17, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- It’s no secret that incremental improvements have been mistaken for big time progress with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color in lead roles. Producers Eddie Flake and Casey Printers have decided to encourage change with an exciting new drama original web series, Kode Orange, which follows the lives of two police officers that join the special unit to stop drug and terrorist crimes in the city of Los Angeles. The project is now live on Kickstarter to raise funds in order to carry out production for the remainder of the series. They have hopes of selling the concept as an exclusive to companies such as Hulu or Netflix with inspiration from hit shows such as Orange is the New Black.
Behind the Scenes
Not only is the show incredibly compelling and well done, it aims to spark a societal movement. Eddie Flake, one of the show’s writers and executive producers states, “If television serves to reinforce gender and racial stereotypes, we are going to use Kode Orange to break out of that. Main male characters are usually portrayed as powerful, strong, rational; regardless of color. We hope to break out of the social identity theory that the black male role has to be unruly and menacing. We’re all just people.”
Sean Jones played by Casey Printers, joined the unit after witnessing his fiancé murdered by a man named Jean Vincent. Vincent is only a small component to a larger national terrorist plot, and Nate Lewis (Eddie Flake) and Sean will soon find out that he is the key in taking down this operation. The series also features very talented and seasoned actors including John Lacy, Eddie Flake, Casey Printers, Frederik Hamel, Brett Newton, Simona Roman, Jean Roberts, Shannon Williams and Rosy Donovan.
This thriller series takes you through a world of dirty cops, revenge, drug and weapons dealers, and two badass best friend alpha males who will do anything to protect their country and their families. The importance of character isn’t limited to the right side of the law. On some shows, the criminals shine. Find out if Jean Vincent will do just that.
The Kickstarter campaign will raise money in order to make high quality production episodes beyond the original pilot that has already been filmed. The goal is to release one episode per week. The pilot that currently exists will be broken out in to four separate episodes. The team hopes to give the concept to Hulu as an exclusive series.
Check out the campaign and learn more about the series at: https://www.kickstarter.com/
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