“HUNTING SEASON” PROVOCATIVE NEW WEB SERIES FROM FILMMAKER JON MARCUS PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 12TH
Presented In Partnership With LogoTV.com, The Series Features Out Lead Actors in Fearless Tales of the Love Lives of Four Gay Friends in New York City[New York City, NY – Sept 7th 2012] There is nothing common about Jon Marcus’ “Hunting Season,” a brand new digital series, debuting September 12th with the first three episodes at LogoTV.com and HuntingSeason.tv. Marcus has pulled together a talented cast, nearly all of whom are openly gay, with an iconic New York City backdrop, offering a candid and often provocative glimpse into the world of four best friends as they each cope with varying perspectives and challenges in their love and sex lives. “Hunting Season” plays like a mash-up of Sex and the City, Girls and Queer as Folk complete with full frontal nudity and unabashed real-life social and sexual dilemmas. The eight episodes run between 10-12 minutes long, and new episodes premiere every Wednesday night after the launch.
“Hunting Season” is based on the wildly popular blog, “The Great Cock Hunt”, which garnered hundreds of thousands of avid readers and fans while it was published between 2005-2008. The blog won loyal followers for its honest and explicit sex adventures and smart storytelling. When “Alex” decided to stop blogging, Kensington Books published a novel based on the characters and their continued adventures. The show uses the original material as a jumping off point, with a production that is intimate, explicit and of a quality you might see on HBO.
The lead role of “Alex” is performed by BEN BAUR, who has appeared on Happily Divorced (TV Land) and Nip/Tuck (F/X). The best friends in his orbit are played by fellow New York-based actors JACK FERVER (Strangers With Candy, The Big C, Gayby), JAKE MANABAT (Bored to Death, RENT), and MARC SINOWAY (Felony Friday, Little Accidents). Two love interests are played by WALKER HARE (Sin Matador, Dawn of Conviction, As The World Turns) and TYLER FRENCH in his debut role. Extended cast members also include PRESSLY COKER (Law & Order: SVU, Suits, Spike Lee’s The Girl Is In Trouble) as a straight object of affection and KATE GELLER (PAN AM, Mercy, Disconnect, Labor Day) as a best girlfriend.
JON MARCUS (Director/Writer/Executive Producer) makes his directorial debut with “Hunting Season”. He has been a feature film and television producer for over a decade, developing and producing Scoundrels (ABC), starring Virginia Madsen, and producing the indie cult hit film Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin & Seth Green. He has sold a half-dozen other network and cable television pilots and has been a producer on feature films like The Safety of Objects, starring Glenn Close & Patricia Clarkson, and Women In Film, starring Portia DeRossi & Beverly D’Angelo. He was an executive for many years at New York’s famed indie company Killer Films, working on Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Far From Heaven, and One Hour Photo, among many others.
LogoTV.com will present the world premiere of the series, edited and ‘SFW’ on Wednesday September 12th 2012. The full UNCUT NSFW version will be available for immediate paid download on www.HuntingSeason.tv and then stream for free a week later. New episodes will air every Wednesday through October 17, 2012.
The “Hunting Season” trailer is available here.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s outrageous, smart and inclusive. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 51 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including: LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
Watch “Hunting Season” Trailer
An exclusive clip of the Web Series debuted today on EW.com: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/09/07/hunting-season-clip/
The series will launch on www.HuntingSeason.tv September 12, 2012 with the first three episodes and new episodes will debut on Wednesday nights through October 17, 2012.
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