Buffy vet Jane Espenson’s web series project Husbands the Series premiered online last year to great acclaim, and with several Whedonverse alums slated to appear in season 2, Joss Whedon tells you why you need to be watching!
Husbands stars Brad “Cheeks” Bell, Sean Hemeon and Alessandra Torresani. It follows two male celebrities who, after having been secretly dating, find themselves married in Vegas after a drunken night and now have to deal with the fallout of their affair being made very public, very fast.
In a recent press statement, Bell (who co-created the show with Jane Espenson) previews season 2 and in what ways the series will continue to represent the gay community:
There are shots being fired at the gay community, every day. I don’t see a lot of firing back. Commentary within narrative can be tricky; it can be message-heavy. But that’s why God made satire.
The series’ producer Jane Espenson has found success as a writer on smash hit TV series like Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and Game of Thrones. But although she currently serves as executive producer on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, she is very passionate about Husbands, and has been busy working on season 2 all summer.
The second season is set to premiere on August 15, and if you’re not already intrigued, Espenson’s former Buffy colleague Joss Whedon offers his glowing endorsement:
Husbands’ is full of the kind of whip-smart remarks you wish you’d written yourself.
Not only that, but a number of Whedonverse vets are set to appear on the show this year: Buffy‘s Felicia Day, Amber Benson and Emma Caulfield will all be appearing, and Caulfield states:
I immediately said yes. At the heart of any good story, there are characters the audience can relate to and root for, and Husbands has that and more.
Other familiar faces we can look forward to include Dollhouse‘s Dichen Lachman, BSG‘s Tricia Helfer, Grimm‘s Sasha Roiz and Friday Night Lights‘ Aasha Davis. And Espenson promises that there are “even more coming.”
If you haven’t already, check out the entire first season on the official Husbands the Series website!