Today, people not only sort to cable television for entertainment but to web sources as well. Thanks to Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, the horizon of digital media has grown wider. However, even before Netflix and hit web shows, such as Pemberley Digital’s “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” came to be, the pioneers of the web show were busy making their names. One such pioneer is Felicia Day, best known for her roles in the web shows “The Guild” and Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.” Today, she produces other web shows and has her own digital network, Geek & Sundry. The future looks bright for the digital network, as Variety reports that Legendary Entertainment has just bought Geek & Sundry and has closed a deal with Felicia Day herself. Read on to learn more about this story.
Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry is the latest acquisition to Legendary Entertainment’s fledgling digital division, which also house Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries. Both networks aim a very specific genre target market, which is in line with the entertainment company’s vision, as they have produced fan-favorite films such as Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” and a remake of “Godzilla.”
Felicia Day gained popularity in the digital media industry, as she was part of two hit web shows “The Guild” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
The web series entitled “The Guild” was created by Felicia Day and ran for six seasons, from 2007 all the way to 2012. The show followed a group of gamers and told the stories of how they related to each other online and offline.
Joss Whedon’s 2010 miniseries, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” told the story of Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring villain who struggles between his feelings to become a great villain and his feelings for Penny (Felicia Day), who also happens to be the love interest of Dr. Horrible’s arch nemesis, Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion). The miniseries was a musical comedy, shot in the blog format.
Geek & Sundry, Day’s digital network, which is spearheaded by Day and Will Wheaton, produces original content about everything related to being a geek and original shows and video blogs. Just recently, according to Day’s YouTube post on the Geek & Sundry page, they have just earned their one millionth subscriber.
Day is thrilled to be working with Legendary Entertainment, as she says that it will allow her to continue making and creating more exciting creative projects in the future. According to Deadline, part of the deal includes that she will also develop, create, produce and star in nonscripted and scripted television shows and digital content for the company.
And that’s the scoop on Legendary Entertainment’s acquisition of Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry digital network. For more news and updates on television shows, celebrities and movies, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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