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We should have seen this coming! Yes, like
peanut butter and chocolate there are two tastes here that go great together –
web series and the spooky anthology. It’s like the two were destined to come
together and the folks at Crackle have made it happen.
This isn’t some backyard production, either
(as much as I love backyard productions by inspired camera-wielding maniacs).
THE UNKNOWN is being penned by Chris Collins, better known for his work as the
co-producer of the hit biker series SONS OF ANARCHY and for work on THE WIRE
and THE SOPRANOS, and stars Dominic Monaghan (LOST, THE LORD OF THE RINGS
trilogy), with individual episodes to-be-directed by some familiar names we
might know from series like THE WALKING DEAD and MAD MEN.
So what’s it all about then? The show
revolves around blogger Mark Nickel (Monaghan) who uses his web site to pick up
the threads of strange events, weirdo conspiracies, paranormal creatures and
other oddities and tries to get at the truth behind them. It’s a good set up
for an anthology- type show, as every episode represents one of his
I’ve said before that web series are going
to be a Big Deal and so I’m watching this one closely. I love the idea of bringing in these
writers and directors from highly innovative series, and giving them these
little 20 minute pieces to play with. It’s probably very liberating for some to
get away from their regular series for a while and do something a little
offbeat. I really hope this sparks a bit of a trend as more TV and film talent
finds the freedom of the web.
Go visit the Crackle site and check out
Support these series, so we can hopefully see the format expand.
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