Popular actor/comedian Kevin Pollak has a new web-exclusive comedy series called Vamped Out, and it has debuted on the website Babelgum today.
The series is about a documentary filmmaker who follows around a real, live vampire who’s trying to make it as an actor. Unfortunately, he can’t even land the roles of characters who are themselves vampires.
Pollak (Grumpy Old Men, The Usual Suspects) make his directorial debut on the series, and will also star as the filmmaker. Joining him is Jason Antoon (Contact, Minority Report) as the vampire subject, Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks, Inglorious Basterds) and Seana Kofoed (Broadway’s Proof, Men in Trees).
Click on over to the other side to check out a trailer for the new web series Vamped Out, and be sure to head to Babelgum to check out the first episode now!
This isn’t the first time that Pollak has dabbled in the world of web-exclusive content. He previously hosted Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, his own mini talk show with lots of special guests.
Here’s what the actor had to say about the new show:
The ‘Chat Show’ has really made me aware of how incredible the Web community is to interact and support high-quality and funny content. With ‘Vamped Out’, I wanted to create a series that would truly appeal to fans of comedy no matter what platform”, said Pollak. “We chose to collaborate with Babelgum because it was a perfect match in terms of smart comedy and allowed us to share our series with an incredible audience of comedy lovers.
The first episode is very much worth a peek and as you can tell by the trailer, it looks like it’s going to get very interesting over the six-episode run. As you all know, vampires are as popular as they’ve ever been with shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries as well as movies like The Twilight Saga all owning their own army of faithful fans. Vamped Out looks to add to all of that with its own funny and unique take on the mythical creatures of the night.
“Vamped” Out is a weekly series taken from a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Elliot Finke (Pollak). During the spring and summer of 2009, Elliot shot what he believed was the first documentary of an actual vampire. While in post production, he went missing. The series follows a modern day 35-year-old struggling actor/Vampire (Antoon) trying to make a living in Los Angeles. Pollak follows the Vampire as he continuously gets rejected for the role he was literally born to play.