We screened the teaser trailer for this unsigned web series back at the April Web TV Meetup, and it stood out as one of the best pieces of content no one in the room had even heard of. Flash forward a few months, and The Fall of Kaden, a gritty web drama from creators Matt Doubler and Adam Leiphart, has inked a distribution deal with KoldCast TV.
Set to premiere September 8 on the newly redesigned web TV network’s site, it is also slated to have its 10 episode first season pushed out through TiVo, iTunes and the Zune marketplace as part of KoldCast’s existing distributions deals. As part of the deal, KoldCast will have a 48-hour exclusive on new episodes before wider distribution to sites like blip.tv, Dailymotion and even Hulu later this fall.
We haven’t seen any episodes yet, and the trailer (above) is all we have so far, though the synopsis sheds a little light onto the basic setup:
A dark perspective on an unpredictable world, told through the eyes of Kaden (Adam Leiphart), a paranoid loan shark falling towards full collapse. With an intensifying pessimism and heavy-handed approach, Kaden’s conflicts perpetually spiral into total disasters. What begins as a struggle to preserve the failing relationship with his degenerate brother Danny (Joe Andalaro), quickly escalates into a vendetta to exact revenge on Burke, the wildcard gambler that ran off with his money.
The creative pair, Doubler and Leiphart, met on set of the TV series Prison Break and in fact wrote much of the first season from within prison walls. Together, the two along with Chris DiMaso formed a production outfit dubbed Tape 6, which produced the series. Leiphart also stars in the series as Kaden, while Doubler remains behind the camera as director. Production of the series spanned the course of multiple years.
The deal was set up by CJP Digital Media, the same firm that has taken over similar duties for Illeana Douglas’ Easy to Assemble series and Christopher Preksta’s upcoming Mercury Men. While the exclusive window on the series is relatively short, it does show movement by KoldCast towards locking up series on its network rather than allowing wide distribution of shows on potentially competing networks. More news on the network’s full fall slate of new web series is due out in the next week. No word yet on any greenlights out of its newly-formed original content studio.
UPDATE: The series hasn’t officially been announced as part of the network’s fall featured ‘slate’, though a distribution deal has been signed and the show is “under consideration” for the slate according to KoldCast.