Justine Bateman, Jeff Garlin, Judd Nelson, and Steve Pink are jumping into the web series arena this year with a new show, Candy Inc., released by FM78.tv, an internet content production company run by Bateman, Jill Kushner, Peter Murrieta, and Alan Sereboff.
According to Bateman, the show “takes place in a candy factory and it’s about this woman named CJ, played by me. Her family has this candy company, but she’s never wanted to have anything to do with it. She’s reckless the way a 4-year-old is, not really meaning any harm, and a continuous series of mishaps and misunderstandings have given her a little bit of a police record.” Buck Henry, Wallace Langham, and Suzy Nakamura will also be involved with the project.
FM78.tv’s forward-thinking approach to internet content is a surprise coming from such well established members in the mainstream media. According to the website, “The consolidation of the media companies (studios and networks) have changed the landscape of TV and Film production. Less content is being created for fewer outlets. We are one of the groups that are committed to changing the landscape once again…The Internet will soon be the ONLY point of distribution for TV and Film. We will provide professional, creative content for the occasion.”
No word at this time as to when the show will be released, or how exactly it will be distributed. Hopefully more details will be released soon, because from the amount of star power this series packs, we have high hopes.