This online webseries is just beginning, with a trailer already out and a Kickstarter campaign for Act One achieved. When I first read about the web series on Mugglenet.com I absolutely fell in love to the point that I had to post about it myself. Created and produced by major fans of the Harry Potter series they expand the established universe into the U.S. with the setting in New York City.
Straight from the Auror’s Tale website:
New York City is a battlefield. Dark magic rules the underworld. The NYC Department of Magical Law Enforcement (DMLE) is the only line of defense. Hawthorne is the force’s newest recruit and the dark criminals’ latest threat. Plunging into the nightmare that his occupation offers, he makes quick enemies of the most depraved wizard gang in America: the ever violent, ever twisted Hellhounds. AUROR’S TALE chronicles Hawthorne’s tempestuous adventures. AUROR’S TALE is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Warner Bros, or Time Warner. No existing characters are used in this fan work.
Geek and Sundry
The web series The Guild created by Felicia Day expanded into more. The Guild is about a bunch of online gamers that frequently go on quests together in the online game they place frequently. Then one day they had the bright idea of meeting up face to face and hilarity ensures. Now in their fifth season… life has changed quite a bit for this crew but they still continue gaming along.
Straight from the Geek and Sundry website:
We are an internet community centered around web videos with shows about: comics, games, books, hobbies and more. We want our audience to connect with each other through common interests online and in real life.
Amish: Out of Order
When I was researching the background and evolution of arranged marriages I came across the Amish community and what was required of the youth. The more I researched the more fascinated I became, eventually that all died down in time. Recently a friend of mine mentioned a few series that was interested in on the National Geographic Channel and this was one of them… so naturally I got more information and had to watch. Well what do you know, this gave me more information to help me in my research.
From the National Geographic Channel website for Amish: Out of Order:
It takes a lot to leave the only life you’ve ever known—for one you’ve been told will lead you straight to hell. And with little possibility of normal contact with your family ever again, turning your back on the Amish order is an immense undertaking, and a choice that’s not made without tremendous consideration. In the new ten-part series Amish: Out of Order, follow the trials and tribulations of individuals who have made the decision to leave the Amish community behind. Due to their religious beliefs, most Amish refuse to be photographed or videotaped—even ex-Amish risk permanent shunning by their family and community for appearing on camera. The ex-Amish in this program accept that risk.
Where do I begin? Being a lover of Jane Austen’s works (particularly Pride & Prejudice) I stumbled upon this particular gem whilst browsing The Republic of Pemberley.
From the website:
Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modernized adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. The story is told primarily through Lizzie Bennet‘s Video Diaries, while being supported by her and other characters social media streams.
The series was created by Hank Green and Bernie Su.