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?
Rachel launched a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising the funds she needed to turn a dream into reality. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of Morganville fans worldwide it smashed through its initial $75,000 target raising an impressive $81,752. This meant the series could go into production and was filmed entirely on location in Texas. Rachel also announced a partnership with online TV channel and multimedia platform Geek and Sundry who provided additional funding for the series as well as screening for free to fans worldwide.
Morganville the series had its world premiere at London's MCM Comic Con on 25 October 2014 and I'm very proud to say I was lucky enough to be there and have the opportunity to meet Rachel and Amber along with fellow cast members Robert Picardo “Oliver” Lindsay Seidel “Claire Danvers” Jordan Farris “Shane Collins” and Ben Easter “Michael Glass”.
Morganville series made its worldwide debut on 27 October 2014 via Geek and Sundry's YouTube channel. I'm happy to say that the entire series is still available to watch in full via the link below.
Now the DVD version is set for release, a must for any fan and is loaded with extras including behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, audio commentaries and much more. To celebrate the launch of the DVD Rachel has decided to produce two special edition DVDs only available via the official Morganville website and crucially only available for a limited time.
Option One: Morganville DVD with all the extras signed by Rachel Caine herself
Just – $15 plus shipping
Option Two: Morganville DVD with the extras and signed by Rachel it also includes an exclusive Morganville short story penned by Rachel in e book and audio versions.
Just – $25 plus shipping
Click Here to pre order your DVD now
As I said this special preorder offer is only available for a very limited time you have to hurry, you only have until 28 February 2015 to take advantage of this preorder special.
I am a huge fan of Morganville and I encourage anyone to check out the series and catch these DVDs while you can. Just remember if you're planning on visiting Morganville "it's their town we just die in it".
Disclaimer Morganville The Series is the property of Rachel Caine and Pen Ultimate Productions LLC and their partners. AmberBenson.TV owns nothing and is not involved in any way with the production of this series we are simply spreading the word about another exciting project involving Amber Benson.