TUNE IN TO LOGOTV.COM’S ONLINE SMASH HIT SERIES “HUNTING SEASON” FOR THE SEASON FINALE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 AT 9PM ET
The Provocative Series’ First Season Winds Down This Week With An Underwear Party And Cliffhangers.
[New York City, NY – October 16th 2012] The hilarious and spot-on adult comedy “Hunting Season,” a brand new digital series that debuted just four weeks ago to become the most buzzed-about online series of the year, airs the last new episode of its groundbreaking first season on Wednesday night at 9p ET.
The season finale finds our hero, Alex, confronting his ambivalence about the two guys he’s been dating and largely takes place at “one of the best parties in the history of New York City,” an annual “underwear party” based on a real Manhattan event. Alex’s best girlfriend also needs some advice from Alex on the guy she’s dating, Nick has been struggling to find a guy who isn’t all about sex, TJ finally makes some decisions about his feelings on monogamy in marriage and Tommy makes some bad decisions. The episode leaves some big questions open about where the show may still be going.
“I think the finale will be satisfying for all the fans who have come on this journey with us over eight episodes, but we are going to tease some bigger questions in the hopes of getting a second season,” Marcus said about the cliffhangers.
The show features a cast of mostly unknown actors who reveal as much of their bodies as they do about modern urban gay life, and follows the secret sex blog of “Alex,” who also blogs for the website GAWKER by day. Against a very realistic New York City backdrop, Alex dives into a plentiful and varied dating pool, and offers a candid glimpse into an insider’s life of a young gay media worker. The series doesn’t shy away from serious topics, treating them with a firm but light-hearted touch, including casual racism, the ambivalence of Millennials, closeted celebrities, and our media-saturated awards culture. The four best friends, each portrayed by out gay actors, present a different perspective on sex and dating, and one of the characters is married in one of the first on-screen portrayals of a gay marriage, one year after it became legal in New York.
The show has garnered over 150,000 views in its first month on LogoTV.com, driven by fans who love and support the show in hopes of its continuation. The social media engagement around the show is unusually high across a variety of platforms, weekly viewing parties have made great use of social media as well, including cast interaction with fans in Google Hangouts, and attracted crowds to a variety of local businesses.
The cast will gather for the last of their popular weekly viewing parties at New York’s THERAPY BAR at 368 W. 52nd St. New York, NY, at 8p ET on Wednesday October 17th for the season finale.
The uncensored version of “Hunting Season” is available for paid download at HuntingSeason.tv. The eight episodes run between 10-12 minutes long, and the season finale streams this Wednesday, October 17th at 9p ET on LogoTV.com.
“Alex” is played by BEN BAUR, who has appeared on Happily Divorced (TV Land) andNip/Tuck (F/X). The rest of the cast includes JACK FERVER (Gayby, Strangers With Candy, The Big C,), JAKE MANABAT (Bored to Death, RENT), and MARC SINOWAY (Felony Friday, Little Accidents). KATE GELLER (PAN AM, Mercy, Disconnect, Labor Day) plays Alex’s best girlfriend, and the love interests are played by WALKER HARE (Sin Matador, Dawn of Conviction, As The World Turns) and TYLER FRENCH in his debut role.
The Story Department is a boutique production company committed to telling unique, character-based and idea-driven scripted stories for smart audiences on any-and-all-size screens. The company is run by Jon Marcus, who produced the indie cult hit film Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin & Seth Green, and has been a producer on the ABC series Scoundrels starring Virginia Madsen, and the feature films The Safety of Objects, starring Glenn Close & Patricia Clarkson, and Women In Film, starring Portia DeRossi & Beverly D’Angelo. He also has credits on Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Far From Heaven, and One Hour Photo, among many others.
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