Podcast #555: Kit Williamson, Van Hansis, John Halbach & Matthew McKelligon of “EASTSIDERS”

Eastsiders the Series
Eastsiders the Series

Indie Series Award winner for Best Ensemble in a drama series, “Eastsiders,” has announced plans to return for a season two, with the fans’ help. Kit Williamson, the creator and one of the show’s stars, has taken to Kickstarter once again. He, along with Van Hansis (ex-Luke, ‘As The World Turns’), star as Cal and Thom, a gay couple who try to keep their relationship together even though infidelity and secrets tend to get in the way.

John Halbach and Matthew McKelligon also stopped by the podcast, and portray the characters of Ian and Jeremy. In addition to “Eastsiders,” Halbach stars in the new web series, “Wallflowers.” The show delves with a support group who have trouble getting dates.

Williamson released a statement to the fans about returning the show to Kickstarter for its funding:

“I’m so excited to take the show back where it started: in the fans’ hands, on Kickstarter. This is a very unique moment in time where audiences have the power to say what kind of stories they want to see told. We’ve been so lucky to have found an amazing community of viewers that have been with us from day one, and continues to grow every day. I hope they want to see more from us, because I am so excited to continue telling this story.”

We spoke with the crew of “Eastsiders” about their ISA win, getting the first season to air on LogoTV, as well as other Kickstarter perks if the fans surpass their goal of $125,000.

To find out more about the series, visit their official website at http://eastsiderstheseries.com and follow them on Twitter: @EastsidersTV.

Follow the cast:

Kit Williamson: @kitwilliamson

Van Hansis: @VanHansis1

John Halbach: @Johnhalbach

Matthew McKelligon: @matswaltin

To take part in the funding as well as checking out their Kickstarter campaign, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1503081443/eastsiders-season-two

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