vladyurisittingeditedA new web series is in development from Yuri and Vlad Baranovsky, the brothers behind the award winning web sitcom Break A Leg, whose long awaited final episodes will release October 20 and 27.

Yuri told us they are planning to shoot a web pilot for Lurker, about an online media magazine of the same name that launches with an exclusive story on a hot celebrity couple—a world famous pickup artist “that literally wrote the book on how to meet women,” and a gossip celebrity heiress “like Paris Hilton, just smarter.” There’s just one catch: they aren’t actually a couple. The whole story is a fabrication of the Lurker magazine CEO who orchestrates the relationship behind the scenes. Aided by a master blogger with a knack for getting a scoop (be it a sex scandal or jail bailout), “this power quarto must continue to fabricate a reality for their rabid viewers and build Lurker into a successful new media company, all the while exploring everything from business, to the internet, to relationships, to love—real or otherwise.”

Vigilant fans may have noticed a subtle hint at the new series in the recent “Thank You Video,” which features an ad on the BAL YouTube page for Lurker magazine, claiming to be “making up news since 2008.”


Lurker Sneak

Yuri hopes to use the pilot to secure advance funding or sponsorship (like their last deal with Holiday Inn Express) to complete the series. “We are trying to make the show look like a TV show” he said, “something that looks good that’s not done on the cheap.” The brothers are again teaming up with BAL executive producer For Your Imagination to get some celebrity guests on board. According to a recent casting call in a San Francisco Craiglist ad, Lurker is currently casting the part of Blake Wilde, the pickup artist. “Think David Duchovny-style from Californication.” A site is planned to be up by November, which will include behind the scenes videos of the group’s progress–“a show of making the show.”

We look forward to adding Lurker to our blogroll.

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