While web series have allowed small independent producers to gain audiences themselves, the big boys have been watching and so it’s now surprising they want a piece of the pie. One of those is US TV network The CW, which has launched The CW Seed, as a place for original new web shows.
One of their first exclusives on Youtube is the international release of the gay-themed web series Husbands (it’s becoming a bit of an issue that productions that gained international fandom on the web are being increasingly bought up by companies that then restrict viewership to the US, so it’s great Husbands is now going worldwide).
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.
Amy Acker, Beth Grant, Seth Green, and Michael Hogan all show up in Season 3. Six episodes have now added soon to CW Seed’s Youtube channel, so enjoy it above, as well as the sexy poster featuring Husbands stars Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon. [Read more…]