A couple of weeks ago we reported that the US LGBT-focussed TV network, Logo, had picked up the web series Eastsiders, premièring the first three of the nine episodes of the first season on Tuesday, April 23rd at 4pm ET on LogoTV.com. The first episode actually showed up on Youtube before Christmas (it’s since been removed), which led to a successful Kickstarter campaign and the Logo pick-up.
Now a couple of new guest stars have been announced. Gay Icon Traci Lords (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) will pop up in Episode 4 as Cal’s outspoken mother Val, while sexy out gay actor Sean Maher (Firefly, The Playboy Club) has a recurring role as Paul, a handsome gallery owner.
The series follows Cal (Kit Williamson), who finds out Thom (soap star Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), which turns their relationship upside down. 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. 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.
Other guest stars include Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), Stephen Guarino (Logo’s The Big Gay Sketch Show) and David Blue (Stargate Universe, Ugly Betty). As well as playing Cal, Kit Williamson also writes and directs Eastsiders.