Help Make Sci-Soap Pilot Drifter Happen!

An all-star cast and crew have assembled to bring sci-fi suds fans the high concept TV pilot Drifter, but they need your help to do it! From creator Jeff Koenig (The Mane Show With Tyler Mane, The Webventures of Justin and Aiden, Geek vs. Geek), Drifter is the saga of Will Blake (Darren Le Gallo), a man trapped on a damaged spaceship, with only 12 days to live.

Of course our hero faces mortality the way any perfectly rational moon jumper would — he uses the ship's computer to go inside a virtual re-creation of his favorite television series. And here I thought Fringe fans were a little over the top! Inside his fave show, Will gets to spend time with the series-within-a-series' female protagonist, played by Then We Got Help's brilliant creator/star Julie Ann Emery.

“It would be like watching an episode of Cheers while you’re sitting there, right at the bar” says Koenig. “Woody hands you a beer, Cliff makes some random off-hand observation, and Sam and Diane have one of their classic fights, not five feet in front of you. But what happens to Sam if you’re basically there to steal Diane away from him?”

Koenig, founder of geek-themed production company OMFGeek, LLC., is currently raising funds for the Drifter pilot via Mobcaster. The project also stars Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Emma Caulfield, Al Thompson (The Cleveland Show, Lenox Avenue, Odessa), Rachael Hip-Flores (Anyone But Me), and Gary Ploski (Rising Star). Watch the Drfiter support video after the jump!


4 Responses

  1. Profile photo of SoapGuyFlorida

    Consistently having articles about prime time shows on “Daytime Confidential” was bad enough, but now you are begging for contributions to some pilot??

    This has nothing to do with soaps or daytime TV………….

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    Jamey Giddens

    @SoapGuyFlorida, we are not begging anyone for anything. This is a web series. We’ve been covering web series for years, and will continue to do so. If you don’t like that, you do not have to read it.

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    Actually, Daytime & Pop Confidential cover daytime, primetime, and web serials. Just look up at the menu and you’ll see a menu label that says “webseries.” The site has done excellent job of trying to bring to light serials of different formats for years.

    Lots of daytime soap fans love primetime and web soaps of all genres! I like that DC/PC covers horror, mystery, and sci-fi serials. Hell, they could do a lot more and I’d be happier!

    (Jamey, we need an interview with Kerry Washington and Ms. Rhymes to discuss the great suspense soap Scandal! Please!!)

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    Camp is not a sustainable model

    @SoapGuyFlorida: 3 act Greek plays (which took a whole day to complete) pre-dated Shakespeare. Shakespeare pre-dated the emergence of 3 to 5 act plays. Plays pre-dated the radio programs which would move to include soaps. Radio soaps pre-dated Television daytime serials. Daytime serials thus pre-dated prime time soaps. And now as daytime is coming to a close, web soaps are becoming the future of the genre.

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