Eastsiders has been a great success, starting off as a web series before eventually being picked up by the likes of Logo TV and now streaming on Netflix, as well as scoring a couple of Emmy nominations. However, that doesn’t suddenly mean those behind the show are rolling around in cash, and so they’ve launched a Kickstarter to get Season 3 of the show completed.
Five and the six new episodes of the show, which charts the ups and downs of the lives of Cal (Kit Williamsson – who also created and writes the show) and Thom (Van Hansis), with the show kicking off its first Season just as their relationship went through a huge crisis due to infidelity. So what’s happening next?
According to the Kickstarter page, ‘Season two of “EastSiders: The Series” left Cal and Thom determined to make things work, despite some confusing developments in their newly monogomish relationship. After a challenging year in New York City, the guys hit the road back west to Los Angeles to pick up the pieces of their old life, but nothing can prepare them for the unexpected twists and turns they’ll face on the journey home. Season three was shot on location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and (of course) California! Driving across the country with a crew has to be one of the craziest thing we’ve ever done, but the end result will be unlike anything you’ve seen on the web. The Great American Road Trip is about to get a lot gayer!’
Along with Hansis and Williamson, the rest of the cast is also returning, including Matthew McKelligon (Int. Leather Bar, You’re Killing Me), John Halbach (Wallflowers), Traci Lords (Cry Baby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno) and Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat, Crazy Rich Asians), as well as season two cast members Brianna Brown (Devious Maids), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here) and drag sensation Willam (Nip/Tuck, Rupaul’s Drag Race). There will of course also be some new cast members, who’ll be announced in the coming weeks.
Take a look at the crowdfunding video below, and then head over to Kickstarter to help out.