Warner Brothers is teaming up with an old friend again—single-word director McG. Having last collaborated on the 2008 online drama Sorority Forever, today came word that Ghostfacers, a new 10-episode sci-fi comedy web series from McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision production company and Warner’s Studio 2.0 is currently in production in Los Angeles. The series appears to be a spin-off of Warner Bros. Television’s Supernatural series which airs on The CW. They are calling this a “shortform brand extension” of the TV series, which means this is really a companion web series, instead of a purely original project.
Ghostfacers will follow a “a team of fearless and sometimes comical “professional” ghost hunters who investigate the paranormal and record their own adventures in documentary-style episodes.” That same team actually made its debut on Supernatural’s first season during the “Hell House” episode, and later resurfaced on season three. The series is planned for release online later this year—no specific dates set yet—on TheWB.com and CWTV.com.
AJ Buckley stars as the scrappy ghost hunting team’s leader with Travis Wester, Brittany Ishibashi and Austin Basis rounding things out. Guest stars will appear throughout and so far just Kelly Carlson, who is playing the ghost of a young starlet, has been announced. Trey Callaway is credited as creator of the characters of Ghostfacers, though Supernatural creator/EP Ben Edlund also had a hand.
This is the latest web series to debut on TheWB.com, which has been fairly dormant in terms of new web originals. The latest was the lightly marketed thriller Blood Cell back in October starring Jessica Rose that was licensed from the now-defunct 60Frames. Instead, new releases on the two year-old online network have included old episodes of TV series like full episodes of Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls and even clips from throwback shows like Dallas. For CWTV.com, it will be one of their first web series on the site, other than the short-lived Dorota web series tied to Gossip Girl.
Photos by Sergei Bachlakov, courtesy of Warner Bros. Television Entertainment./