The upcoming new shows on Vimeo On Demand are enough to warm any geek’s heart. Start with Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures a crazy-sounding fantasy show featuring a hotel with strange guests–guests strange enough that it’s taking Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ to create them. Then there is The Parallax Theory, a show about the end of the world–only there is only one person who believes it is coming. He is trying to convince a disbelieving world that they need to do something to save themselves. And Con Man, staring Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk as actors who once starred on a science fiction series only to find it cancelled ahead of time. One has gone on to find fame and fortune, one has not. And, yes, this is more than a little meta. I can’t wait to see how it plays out on screen.
Let us know which you’re looking forward to the most!
Oscar’s Hotel (Sept 15 | Now in Pre-order): Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ brings the characters from Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures to life as creator/director PJ Liguori (aka KickThePJ) transports the audience to a surreal fantasy universe. When hotel owner Oscar suddenly leaves on unexpected cosmic council business, his nephew Oliver becomes the new proprietor and his attempts to maintain order lead him to wild adventures with its eccentric guests.
Chris Kendall stars with an ensemble guest cast featuring Anna Akana, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart, Jake Roper, Mitchell Davis, Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs, Meghan Rienks, PewDiePie, Marzia Bisognin, Carrie Fletcher, TomSka, Steve Zaragoza, Andrew Ableson, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Elliott Gould, and more!
The Parallax Theory (Sept 22 | Now in Pre-order): The six-part drama follows Jonathan, a young physicist, who alone holds the knowledge of an imminent cataclysmic meteor strike. As he tirelessly warns the world of impending doom, he is ostracized by those who fear the truth, forcing him to choose between what may be a futile attempt to save humanity, or making the ultimate sacrifice for his family. Created and Directed by Sawyer Hartman and starring Vincent Cyr.
Con Man (Sept 30 | Now in Pre-order): Con Man centers on the post-show life of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi series, which was canceled before its time and went on to become a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred as the series’ Captain and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray (Tudyk) hasn’t found his desired level of stardom. Wray is the begrudging guest of sci-fi conventions, comic book store appearances, and different pop culture events; however, everything is not as it seems from the outside. The series explores these events and all the weird and crazy things that happen along the way.
Con Man features a plethora of Sci-Fi’s biggest personalities, including: Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Gina Torres (“Firefly”, “Suits”), Sean Maher (“Firefly”, “Eastsiders”), Felicia Day (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), Seth Green (“Family Guy”, Austin Powers), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), Jewel Staite, (“Firefly”), Summer Glau (“Firefly”, “Terminator: SCC”), Sean Astin (Lord of The Rings), James Gunn and Joss Whedon.
And the non science-fiction offering, Eastsiders Season 2
Set against the bohemian backdrop of the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, EastSiders is a comedic look at the area’s hip millennial population struggling to navigate life, love, and making the rent.
EastSiders was written and directed by actor Kit Williamson (Mad Men), who also stars in the series as Cal, an ambitious young photographer who navigates the complex world of modern gay life with his boyfriend, Thom, played by Van Hansis (As The World Turns).