EastSiders, Van Hansis, Stephen Guarino, Constance Wu, John Halbach, Kit Williamson
What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson and starring Van Hansis ("As the World Turns") and Stephen Guarino ("Happy Endings"), the new web series "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. Watch the official trailer below!
When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever?
Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives. Cal's best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they're all in her head. Stephen Guarino guest stars as a party promoter throwing one last bash before the apocalypse.
Hansis, who was nominated for three Daytime Emmies for his portrayal of Luke Snyder, plays one half of the gay couple at the center of the show, opposite series creator Kit Williamson. Guarino, whose other work includes three seasons of "The Big Gay Sketch Show," "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Bear City," guest stars as an eccentric party promoter in episode two.
Cal's quirky best friend is played by indie film actress Constance Wu, whose work includes the Sundance film "Sound of My Voice." Kathy's boyfriend Ian is played by veteran stage actor John Halbach, whose work includes "Tartuffe" on Broadway and the cult hit "Children at Play," featured in The Advocate as one of their top ten gay plays. Matthew McKelligon rounds out the cast as Jeremy, whose work includes "She's Living for This" and the upcoming James Franco film "Interior. Leather Bar," which is slated to premiere at Sundance.
Kit Williamson, the writer/director/star of the series, began his career on Broadway, acting in the Tony-Nominated revival of "Talk Radio." Most recently, he appeared in the indie film "Best Friends Forever." As a playwright, he was awarded the Playwrights First Award by The National Arts Club.
"EastSiders: The Series" launches Episode 1 on December 14th at www.EastSidersTheSeries.com. Follow the show on twitter at @EastSidersTV and "Like" the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EastSidersTheSeries. And watch the trailer below!