Typing Faster

January 26, 2010

Supernatural Spins Off Web Series

Filed under: Future of TV, Stuff I Like, the biz — petertypingfaster @ 8:09 am

Here’s a piece for all you New Media folks. Supernatural is spinning off a web series.

McG’s Wonderland shingle and Warner Bros. TV are plotting a spinoff to the CW’s long-running spooky drama “Supernatural.”

But rather than produce it for TV, the new show — “Ghostfacers” — is heading straight for the Internet.

In a twist, “Ghostfacers” will preem on TheWB.com — the interactive/video-on-demand website that emerged from the ashes of the WB television network (where “Supernatural” first bowed). The series will also appear on the CW’s website.

Wonderland has already begun production on the project, which will initially run as 10 three-minute episodes.

“Ghostfacers” follows a team of ghost hunters who tape their exploits in documentary fashion.

“It felt like the nature and style of what they do with their show-within-a-show would be fun to see in new media,” said Wonderland TV topper Peter Johnson. “It’s a fun, subversive way to allow these characters to play in the margins.”

It’s a move that makes sense for Supernatural given the number of comic books and what not that the franchise has already spun off.

It’s also not the first web series done by McG and Wonderland, who’ve also produced Sorority Fever and Exposed for the web.

It’ll be interesting to see how this latest venture turns out.

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