Get Ready for “EastSiders” Season 2!

Last year we were happy to share the web series EastSiders right here on TheBacklot. The dark comedy starring Van Hansis (As the World Turns) and Kit Williamson (Mad Men) made its cable broadcast debut as a feature film on LogoTV, scored wins at both the Indie Series Awards and LA Web Fest, received a Satellite Award, spawned a web comic and was eventually released on DVD and VOD by Wolfe Video.

We were wondering if the cast and crew might reunite for more episodes of this great series and– great news– EastSiders will indeed begin shooting a second season this Summer!

A Kickstarter campaign was launched today to finance the new episodes. (The first season was also funded via Kickstarter, reaching it’s goal in just four days and nearly doubling it by the end of the campaign.) The goal for filming a second season has been set at $125,000.00. If you were a fan of the first series and would like to help out via Kickstarter, here’s how.

Additional casting announcements and behind-the-scenes videos will be released over the next few months, but today we have some hot Season 2 cast photos from photographer Alex Dean. Original cast members Williamson, Hansis, Matthew McKelligon, John Halbach, Constance Wu are back. Along with them are some new faces:  Satya Bhabha (New Girl, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Adam Bucci (10 Year Plan), Vera Miao (Best Friends Forever) and Willam Belli!

Are you excited?

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All photos credit: Alex Dean

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 EastSiders Season One is available internationally on WolfeOnDemand.com and on LogoTV.com in the United States. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram at @EastSidersTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/EastSidersTheSeries.