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High Profile "Husbands" Renews Its Vows
www.HusbandsTheSeries.com - A marriage equality comedy from Exec Producer JaneEspenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) & Director Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace) Announced Kickstarter Program for Season 2 at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA.
Directed by JEFF GREENSTEIN (Desperate Housewives) Husbands stars BELL, SEAN HEMEON (Criminal Minds), and ALESSANDRA TORRESANI (American Horror Story) in a classic romantic comedy premise with a 21st century twist. A newly dating couple wake up drunk married in Vegas. That is, a newly dating couple of guys. Hemeon is Brady, a recently out LA Dodger and Bell is Cheeks, a Kardashian-esque tabloid sensation. With their accidental I-Dos already under fire for "destroying the sanctity of marriage," divorce would mean career suicide. They're left with no choice but to make it work. Billed as the first marriage equality comedy, 'Husbands' declares, "They're doing it wrong. That's their right."
'Husbands' launched last September, instantly winning praise from The Atlantic, USA Today, LA Times, The Advocate, and a rave review from The New Yorker, making 'Husbands' the only online series ever featured in the publication. Acclaim continued to pour in, along with nominations for acting and writing awards before being named Best Web Comedy of 2011 by TV.com.
Amassing over half a million views in just 3 months, 'Husbands' spawned superfans as people traveled across the globe to attend in-person appearances by the series' stars.
The show quickly gained celebrity fans, too. Adam Lambert, Andy Richter, John Hodgman, Kirsten Vangsness, and Eric Stoltz are just a few Hollywood names who've publicly proclaimed they're in love with Husbands. Castle star Nathan Fillion and YouTube giant Michael Buckley (What The Buck) even appeared in cameo roles during season one.
In an era when marriage equality is sweeping across the US, it's remarkable 'Husbands' is the first and only series of its kind. Even more refreshing, is the show's fearless portrayal of a flirtatious and affectionate same sex couple at the center of the story. Until now, gay couples on screen have typically been supporting characters, played by 40-something straight actors, always with a baby between them. 'Husbands' changes everything by proudly showcasing two young, attractive, and openly gay stars.
The show's creators say they're taking it one step further for the new season, with the characters celebrating the pleasure of -- gasp! -- newlywed sex. The tone of the series is about as risque as I Love Lucy, yet the sexy and playful relationship of 'Husbands' is still unlike anything you'll find on network TV.
Season two is available for funding at Kickstarter:
Season one is viewable now online at http://husbandstheseries.com
About Husbands the Series
"Husbands The Series" stars Brad Bell as Cheeks, Sean Hemeon as Brady Kelly and Alessandra Torresani (Caprica) as Haley. It is directed by Jeff Greenstein and produced by M. Elizabeth Hughes. Follow the show on twitter at @teamhusbands and “Like” us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/
About Husbands Creators
JANE ESPENSON has written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica,Game of Thrones, and Torchwood: Miracle Day among other series. She is currently a consulting producer on ABC's hit Once Upon A Time, and is co-creator of Husbands. You can follow Jane on Twitter @JaneEspenson.
BRAD BELL, Husbands co-creator, built a brand as multimedia entertainer "Cheeks," before joining VH1's Pop Up Video as Consulting Producer. Writing, producing, and performing comedy and music, "Cheeks" combines creative talent and social media savvy to broaden his dedicated fan base. You can follow Cheeks on Twitter @gocheeksgo.