If you are hearing the name Morganville for the very first time don't worry let me get you up to speed. Morganville is the setting for Rachel Caine's phenomenally successful MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES series of novels. Morganville is a town in Texas like no other in that it's run entirely by vampires. The series spans 15 books and has millions of devoted followers. Unlike other similar series, however, (such as the ever popular Harry Potter series), Morganville has never been made into a film or TV series.
In the summer of 2013 Rachel decided it was time for this to change she announced ambitious plans to produce a series of TV quality webisodes to bring the world of Morganville from the page to the screen for the first time. To help make her dream a reality Rachel enlisted the help of Blake Calhoun to direct the series and Amber Benson to play the leading role of Morganville Town Founder Amelie, after so many years of Buffy under her belt, it appears to be a case of "If you can't slay them, join them". Now of course we all know that it won't be Amber's first time playing a vampire. Who could forget her brilliant performance as Lenore on the hit television show SUPERNATURAL, or her voice over capabilities as Vampire Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds?
Now that Blake and Amber were on board funding had to be secured to achieve this, Rachel decided to use Kickstarter offering fans of the series exciting rewards in return for their donations and the chance to be part of this exciting project. The campaign was a huge success it smashed its initial target raising $81,752 meaning the series was a go.
The series was filmed on location in Texas throughout April 2014 and joining Amber in bringing Morganville residents to life is Stargate star Robert Picardo as Oliver and an exciting roster of young acting talent including:
Lindsay Seidel, Jordan Farris, Ben Easter, Haileigh Todd, Afomia Hailemeskel, Chase Ryan Jeffery, Gregory Connors, Nikki Donley, Jessi Mechler &Taylor Murphy.
It was also announced that Geek and Sundry the online TV channel, multimedia platform and production company co-founded by actress Felicia Day announced it would be adding Morganville to its line-up of shows including Tabletop and Caper from the summer of 2014.
This exciting partnership meant that Geek and Sundry played host to a Morganville The Series panel at San Diego Comic Con on 25 July. This brings us neatly back to the trailer I mentioned at the top of this post, the following video was given its world premiere at Comic Con and then released to everyone who had backed the Kickstarter campaign. These fans were able to enjoy it exclusively for the last week. Rachel has now released the trailer today so everyone can enjoy it. AmberBenson.TV is delighted to help spread the word about the series as we take our first look at Amber in the role of Amelie.
For more information on Morganville The Series please visit morganvilletheseries.com or our own dedicated Morganville page click here
So without further ado here is the trailer.