Season five of Haven is now underway, and in addition to the show itself, we’ve got a new web series, Haven: Origins! It’s going to show us the beginning of the Troubles, and this first episode, at least, is set in 1698 on the coast of Maine (which was actually part of Massachusetts at that point). To be honest, I recognize the actress playing Mary but can’t figure out if she’s been on Haven (and therefore is possibly playing an ancestor of her modern character or something) or if I just know her from something else. Anyone else recognize her or know her name?
NBC released the fifth and final part of their Dracula Rising animated web series a few hours before Dracula premiered on Friday, but in case you missed it, here it is:
NBC has released part four of their web series Dracula Rising, “Vlad Tepes meddles with dark, powerful forces to battle the Order Draco.” This whole “He just wants to do science, guys” concept is kind of cracking me up. But I certainly hope the actual show is better-written than these animated webisodes.
Have you been watching the Dracula Rising web series in preparation for the show’s premiere on NBC this Friday night at 10/9c? Here’s the latest part, described as “The Order Draco takes action to squelch their enemy, Vlad Tepes.” (Fun fact: I wanted to check whether the “Order Draco” was a thing outside of this one version, but when you Google it, 100% of the results are about Harry Potter. Heh.)
In preparation for the October 25th launch of their new show Dracula, NBC has released the second episode of their animated web series Dracula Rising. This series explains the backstory of (their version of) Dracula and the people around him.
Yesterday, the first episode of Emma Approved popped up on YouTube. This is a new Jane Austen-inspired web series from the people who brought us the wildly successful Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and like LBD, it’s multiplatform, so if you’re interested, check out the blog, Facebook page, Pinterest boards, Instagram account, and Tumblr. Plus follow the characters on Twitter: Emma Woodhouse, Alex Knightley, Annie Taylor, Ryan Weston, and Frank Churchill. I’m sure more will be popping up as they’re introduced to the story.
Here’s the first episode, which I thought was really cute. I think Emma as lifestyle guru makes perfect sense, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they adapt the various elements of the story.
Do you think you’ll be following along with Emma Approved?
In advance of the October 25th premiere of their new show Dracula, NBC has launched a series of animated webisodes called Dracula Rising. They trace (this version of) the Dracula story from the 1400s presumably to the point at which the show starts. Here’s the first episode, about the 1400s:
And here’s a new promo for the show, with some delightfully creepy visuals:
In this new web show, host Brett Erlich recaps the previous episode, talks to the cast and to fans, gives behind-the-scenes info, previews what’s to come, and more. ABC posted episodes one and two together, but presumably we’ll be getting them one at a time going forward.
Episode 1, with Clark Gregg:
Episode 2, with a great Dr. Seuss-style recap:
Need something to tide you over until The Walking Dead returns for season four on October 13th? Try this short webisode series called The Oath, starring Wyatt Russell, Ashley Bell, and Ellen Greene. It was directed by Greg Nicotero, who also directs the season four premiere. You can read all about it on AMC’s blog.
Part 1: “Alone”
Part 2: “Choice”
Part 3: “Bond”
NBC and showrunner Bryan Fuller decided to pull tonight’s planned fourth episode of Hannibal due to content in the case of the week that seemed insensitive to air after last week’s events in Boston. But they’ve put together a short web series called “Ceuf” to make sure that viewers can follow the character development and interactions that were supposed to take place in that episode, specifically in the relationship between Hannibal and Abigail Hobbs. What was supposed to be episode five will air tonight instead, so watch these videos first. Here are all six, in order:
And for a bonus, here’s a preview clip called “Pushing Too Hard:”