Supernatural fiction fans out there, you'll no doubt recognize the name Morganville as the setting for Rachel Caine's phenomenally successful MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES novel series. 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. Rachel has now decided it's time for that to change, and has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign which aims to produce a series of TV quality webisodes!
To direct and produce the series, Rachel has enlisted the services of Blake Calhoun who is responsible for bringing a string of the web shows to the world including: PINK-The Series and many more.
Now, remember when I said Amber was moving to Morganville? I was being modest. In fact, she will be RUNNING it! Amber will be portraying none other than Morganville's founder, Amelie. For Amber, with 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? That said, the chance to see her bring a famous vampire from page to screen with her considerable acting talent, will be something not to be missed for fans of both Amber and “Morganville Vampires”.
I know I’ve talked about this recently but just in case you haven't had a chance to check out the rest of the blog and site here is how a Kickstarter works:
In return for a donation to help fund the project Rachel and her team are offering a range of rewards. Anything from thank you on Twitter, all the way up to a cameo role in the
series, or even your own co-producer credit and of course everything in between
including DVDs, posters, and more could be yours! The reward pledges start at $5 and go all the way up to $10,000, so there is something to suit every budget.
For more details on the project, direct from series creator Rachel Caine, please watch her video at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2059515068/morganville-the-web-tv-series and don't forget to check out the FAQ section at the bottom of the page!
As always, thank you for reading, and now I'm off to find directions to Morganville! See you there?
Disclaimer: The Morganville Vampires series, and the accompanying Kickstarter campaign, are the property of Rachel Caine. AmberBenson.TV is not directly involved in any way. We are just trying to help spread the word about another exciting project involving Amber Benson!