DALLAS, TX— “The Variants,” the original web television series about life inside the comic shop, launched a Kickstarter campaign April 3rd to fund their third season. After self-funding two seasons, the award-winning comedy is asking viewers and fans to help reach its goal of $8,000 produce the new season.
“We’ve done as much as we can out of pocket,” said series co-creator and writer Ken Lowery. “But to move forward and give this show the production values it needs, we’re going to need a little help.”
Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/)is the popular crowd-funding site for projects ranging from music to publishing to television and movies. Contributors to “The Variants” Kickstarter will be offered incentives for their contributions at various levels including season DVDs, artwork, t-shirts and even a Karaoke party with the cast.
The Kickstarter campaign also released details about the new season, including the addition of two new cast members. Curt Franklin and Chris Haley of the Web comic strip “Let’s Be Friends Again” (http://www.letsbefriendsagain.com/) return as a wealthy investor and his attorney from their guest-starring roles at the close of “The Variants” second season. They join cast members Keli Wolfe, Richard Neal, Barry Fuhrman and Ken Lowery for the fall release of season three.
“Joining the cast of the Variants is a dream come true to Chris and I,” said Franklin. “The kind of dream you have after eating an entire pizza and drinking cough medicine all day.”
Mr. Lowery and Mr. Neal also announced that should season three get the green light, they will move from a monthly to a weekly update schedule.
Keep an eye on “The Variants” website (http://www.thevariants.com/) and Twitter feed (http://www.twitter.com/variants) for further updates on the Kickstarter event, promos for the new season, and more. Or directly at Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/variants/the-variants-season-3-0)