Web Series

This is our channel devoted to news and information about Web Series (episodic web video shows). Stay up-to-date with the newly emerging online video movement towards web television and more entertainment based web video television shows. Here we will cover new and interesting web series, talk about those companies that are supporting web series creators (like Revision3, Crackle, YouTube, and more), the type of episodic web video show content that interests us, and keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest web series episodes.

Trailer for Arrested Development on Netflix Hits Online

Trailer for Arrested Development on Netflix Hits Online

Arrested Development, which re-launches on May 26 on Netflix, has released a trailer for the upcoming goodness. Some of it feels a bit strange, but most of it looks like we've gone back to 2006 and corrected the wrong that this show was ever cancelled.

Annoying Orange Will Get 2nd Season on Cartoon Network May 16

Annoying Orange Will Get 2nd Season on Cartoon Network May 16

Despite a nearly universal professional loathing of Annoying Orange, the show has proved to be a huge hit on Cartoon Network and is getting a second season starting on May 16. Why is that, you ask? Well, there's the matter of boys aged 6-14. That's why.

Amazon's Zombieland Trailer Vs. the Internet: Does Initial Impression Matter?

Amazons Zombieland Trailer Vs. the Internet: Does Initial Impression Matter?

Amazon unleashed their Zombieland: The Series trailer, and so far the reaction has been, "But where's all the people I loved in the movie?" Or at the very least, "Where is anyone I love at all?" Amazon's first entry into original series still looks pretty funny, though.

Creative Women Join Forces on 'Wonderly' [Interview]

Creative Women Join Forces on Wonderly [Interview]

Women looking to find content and create content should take a look at Wonderly, which encourages creativity in every realm of expression: writing, music, cooking, drawing, etc. Wonderly's network creates a great amount of video, including entries from Megan Tonjes, Ophelia Dagger, Overly Attached Girlfriend, and Squaresville.

Maker Studios and Tribeca Launch Picture Show Channel on YouTube

Maker Studios and Tribeca Launch Picture Show Channel on YouTube

Maker Studios, in collaboration with Tribeca, will be bringing a channel called Picture Show to YouTube. It will look to combine the forces of Maker and Tribeca to form an online community where creative types can collaborate and make YouTube magic.

Meet The 'Kids' Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

Meet The Kids Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

We talk to Jason Berger of Kids At Play, who have made web series on Yahoo and YouTube channels like LOUD and IGN Start, as well as creating social video campaigns with top brands, like Purina. What is the formula for their success?

Simon Cowell Partners With YouTube To Find Next Big Thing

Simon Cowell Partners With YouTube To Find Next Big Thing

Simon Cowell is no stranger to the power of YouTube when it comes to making his artists famous. It was pretty much responsible for making global superstars out of One Direction and Susan Boyle and now he's launching a talent content to find the next big act to take the world by storm.

INTERVIEW: The Fine Bros. Take Web Series Beyond Video [Web Series School]

INTERVIEW: The Fine Bros. Take Web Series Beyond Video [Web Series School]

Our interview with Ben and Rafi Fine, best known as The Fine Brothers, sheds light on the transmedia experience, "workaholism," and the unique experience of their MyMusic show, which gets so deep into faux-reality, they sometimes need an Inception-style kick to get back into the real world.

Zach Galifianakis Is Back with 'Between Two Ferns' Oscar Specials

Zach Galifianakis Is Back with Between Two Ferns Oscar Specials

"Between Two Ferns" is one of the biggest success stories on Funny or Die.  Starring Zach Galifianakis, whom we would eventually know for The Hangover movies, "Between Two Ferns" launched in January of 2008 with an interview with Michael Cera and became a "must-watch" web ...

How Epic Meal Time's Channel Succeeds: Harley Morenstein Gives Insight [Web Series School]

How Epic Meal Times Channel Succeeds: Harley Morenstein Gives Insight [Web Series School]

Earlier this year Epic Meal Time expanded their channel programming with a new competitive cooking show, Epic Chef.  The show has been a massive success with fans and taken the Epic Meal Time brand to new heights.  The new series has garnered nearly 6 million views ...

3rd Annual Streamys Announce Hosts and Nominees

3rd Annual Streamys Announce Hosts and Nominees

The 3rd Annual Streamy Awards will be taking place at the Hollywood Palladium on February 17 and will be streamed live courtesy of Coca-Cola.  The Streamys return after a 3-year hiatus after the 2010 show drew all sorts of criticism and last year brought the ...

Indiana Jones and the Secret of Film Serials [Web Series School]

Indiana Jones and the Secret of Film Serials [Web Series School]

Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best film of all time. If you're looking for debate, go someplace else (or troll me below). It's lean, fun, engaging and a model for all content on any medium. But what inspired Steven Spielberg and George Lucas to create ...

5 Creative Minimalist Posters for Viral Videos & Web Series

5 Creative Minimalist Posters for Viral Videos & Web Series

Have you ever noticed some videos manage to captivate pop-culture more than Hollywood movies? So why don't they receive the minimalist poster treatment? Behold! A handful of legendary viral videos and web series have been given the minimalist poster treatment. It's a fun way of ...

Go Simple! 8 Minimalist Web Series That Really Work [Web Series School]

Go Simple! 8 Minimalist Web Series That Really Work [Web Series School]

When creating web series we have the tendency is to make shows bloated. More characters, more jokes, more audience appeal, more story, segments and scenes. More more more. TV and film need to entertain for hours and fill fixed time slots. The internet doesn't have this ...

6 Cliches You Need to Develop Killer Content [Web Series School]

6 Cliches You Need to Develop Killer Content [Web Series School]

Below is a list of cliches every creator should know when developing a web show or web series. Development is the first chance a show has to "get it right" or "get it wrong" before entering into production and ultimately published online. These tips on ...