Maya Zach ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff
At their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Geek & Sundry made some big announcements, namely the newest additions to their lineup. Geek & Sundry has partnered with some big names in the internet industry (And some from film and television) to bring some exciting new shows to their YouTube channel.
Premiering in January of 2014 comes Caper, a show that mixes live action and motion comics (a genre that G&S has experimented with in their Dark Horse Motion Comics series). The show revolves around four superheroes who turn to a life of crime in the hopes that they will escape poverty. Who would have thought that being a hero doesn’t pay? The heroes ensure that no one is harmed through their villainy and they avoid the use of their superpowers so as not to smear their good names. Without their powers, all they have is their knowledge of criminals. But will that be enough? Caper is created by Mike Sizemore and TV veteran Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage, Person of Interest).
Adam de la Pena (Code Monkeys) is bringing another animated 8-bit show to the world, premiering on August 6th comes Outlands. An eclectic group of soldiers are sent to scour outer space for planets that can be taken over by their corporation to create intergalactic convenience stores. There’s no reason to care for these distant planets and strange lifeforms if they can’t be used to make a quick buck! Though the entirety of the voice cast has yet to be announced, Felicia Day and Dana Snyder (The Venture Bros., Code Monkeys, Aqua Team Hunger Force) are two of the big names that have been.
Premiering this winter is Spooked, a comedy-horror show. Delve into the world of the Paranormal Investigative Team (P.I.T.) as they probe the strange and the even stranger. Their missions are all kinds of absurd, but always end in both terror and mirth. Spooked is produced jointly with Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, House, M.D.) and his production company Bad Hat Harry.
Magic: The Gathering Series
Starting this fall, Sean Plott (better known as Day), a StarCraft expert and commentator, will be challenging his guests to weekly games of Magic: The Gathering. Any who dare challenge Day will be put to the test with various types of cards and play styles. A must-watch for MTG fans or those who want to delve into the world of Magic.
Josh Gad (Book of Mormon) brings GamE.R. to Geek & Sundry this winter, a live action comedy which takes place inside of a video game emergency room. If you have ever wondered what happens to your favorite video game characters after they are knocked out, injured, or seemingly killed, this is the show to watch. Everyone who steps foot inside of St. Mary’s Grid of Hope (patients and doctors alike) are eccentric and wild. Some of the expert doctors that are relied upon to heal these beloved characters were once the stars in games of their own but have taken on new careers. And if you are a gamer, you might even see a few characters that you recognize.