The first episode of the second season of the fun web-series Husbands has hit the internet – and best of all, it features a cameo from Avengers director Joss Whedon! There are also appearances from Dollhouse’s Dichen Lachman, Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer and Buffy’s Emma Caulfield, so it’s certainly far more star-studded than most web series can muster. But then, as Husbands was co-created by former Buffy and Dollhouse producer Jane Espenson, she has a great range of actors she can call upon, with the likes of Buffy’s Amber Benson set to appear in upcoming episodes.
Husbands is set in a fictional America where gay marriage is legal everywhere, and two celebrities – one an openly gay actor and the other a newly out baseball player – drunkenly get hitched in Las Vegas. Despite the fact it’s all happened a bit quick, their worry about scandal and disgracing the hard won right of gays getting married means they decide to keep their secret and try to make the relationship work. In season 2 they’re still dealing with the difficulties of gay life and the even more unusual challenges of gay celebrities, where they have to negotiate what America expects of their homos.
The series is directed by Jeff Greenstein, who produced episodes of Friends and Will & Grace, and stars Brad Bell as Cheeks and Sean Hemeon as Brady. The next episode will be released on August 29th. The can find out more at the show’s website.