With less than a month until Sony’s much-anticipated action romp The Bannen Way premieres on Crackle.com, there are two dates you need to remember here: December 15, 2009 and Jan 6, 2010. The latter is of course the official online premiere, and the former is the first time the web community in LA will get to see what all the hype is about as we screen scenes from the series at the Hollywood Web TV Meetup.
Today we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes video (above) from Crackle with Bannen director, and co-creator, Jesse Warren. He talks about pulling off his imposing vision of stunts and action sequences and working with stars like Michael Ironside, Robert Forster, Vanessa Marcil, and of course his co-creator Mark Gantt who stars as Neal Bannen. Warren quips that the series is “like a guy’s wet dream,” full of cars, gambling, girls and assassins (who are also girls).
The Bannen Way is a slick, sexy, action-packed series about Neal Bannen, a charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle, and a weakness for fine women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal lifestyle for the straight and narrow. But after gambling away the funds he had earmarked to pay off his final debt Bannen must accept one more job working for his uncle, Mr. B and retrieve a mysterious black box.
To complete the job, Bannen solicits the help of his college-aged, techy sidekick, Zeke, and Madison, a beautiful and street-savvy thief.
There are still a precious few tickets left to the Going PRO: Seducing the Studios at the December Hollywood Web Television Meetup—the last one of the decade!—so be sure to RSVP right now. We’ll be screening never before seen scenes from The Bannen Way and Prom Queen: The Homecoming. But you have to be there, in person, to see them. They are so hot that the studios won’t let them even be shown online as part of the live stream. So be there!