ABC has some new digital series just in time for summer. Recently, the network announced the released of their two new web series, Ginger Snaps and The Off Season.
An animated comedy, Ginger Snaps follows Calista (voiced by Lauren Lapkus), the power-hungry head of a cookie-selling troop who is willing to do anything to get ahead. The voice cast also includes Aparna Nancherla, Cree Summer, Ashley Tisdale, and Maria Bamford.
The Off Season follows “[u]nderwhelming and self-absorbed siblings Jack (Rob Belushi) and Laurie (Erica Rhodes) [who] think they’ve hit the jackpot when they inherit a motel from a distant relative; but after one night, the pair learn they’ve been duped and cursed to spend the rest of their lives trapped on the dilapidated property.”
Both Ginger Snaps and The Off Season are now available to stream on abc.com and the ABC app.
Read more details below:
Ginger Snaps (Animated Comedy):
In the middle of a quiet suburb, power-hungry pre-teen Calista (Lauren Lapkus) dreams of making her cookie-selling troop the most powerful clique. With the moral compass of a movie gangster, she is willing to use everything — her family, her friends and even a schoolmate’s terminal cancer diagnosis — as leverage in her quest for cookie world domination. Cookies must be sold, and power will be grabbed, no matter the cost! Other voice artists include Aparna Nancherla (“Crashing”) as Kishy, Cree Summer (“Miles from Tomorrowland”) as Rachel, Ashley Tisdale (“Clipped,” “Phineas and Ferb”) as Apple, and comedienne Maria Bamford (“Lady Dynamite,” “Fresh Off the Boat”) as Vivian. “Ginger Snaps” is created and executive produced by Sono Patel (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “A to Z”) and produced by Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content. The project originally emerged from the Warner Bros. Television Workshop’s Fresh Ink initiative, which is dedicated to seeking out new and diverse voices from within the creative community with the goal of developing comedy and drama ideas from women and ethnic minority writers into viable scripts for presentation to the marketplace.
The Off Season
Underwhelming and self-absorbed siblings Jack (Rob Belushi) and Laurie (Erica Rhodes) think they’ve hit the jackpot when they inherit a motel from a distant relative; but after one night, the pair learn they’ve been duped and cursed to spend the rest of their lives trapped on the dilapidated property. For fear of having to spend eternity with only each other, they quickly devise a plan to lure their friends over because, well, misery loves company. ABC is also featuring a VR/360 video experience, created by Light Sail VR, that captures some of the more frightening aspects of the eternally wretched Ship’s Helm Motel on Facebook, YouTube and the Littlstar app for the web, mobile devices, PSVR and all VR headsets. ”The Off Season” is written by Jessica Conrad (“Saturday Night Live,” “Stan Against Evil”) who also executive produced along with Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling of Retrofit Films.”
What do you think? Have you seen any of ABC’s digital series? Will you check out Ginger Snaps and/or The Off Season?