It’s fast seeming that the internet is where it’s at to find find interesting gay projects, with a number of well-written and made web series springing up. Last December the first episode of Eastsiders appeared online, followed swiftly by a Kickstarter to get more of the series made.
The TV networks now keep a close eye of the web and so LGBT-focussed Logo TV has now picked Eastsiders and will air the first three episodes online starting April 23rd. (Incidentally, because of this, the first episode that was previously available on Youtube has now been made private, unfortunately).
Logo has previously snapped up web series such as Hunting Season and Vicky & Lysander.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, “EastSiders” explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever?
‘Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives. Cal’s best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they’re all in her head. Stephen Guarino guest stars as a party promoter throwing one last bash before the apocalypse.’
Take a look at an update about the series from As The World Turns actor Van Hansis, who tells us a little bit more about the show.