The apocalyptic end of the world drama is such a played out subgenre that there’s nothing left to do but make fun of it. And if you’re Woody Tondorf making fun of things is what you do best. This is after all the same guy that created one of YouTube’s most popular scripted comedy web series Elevator, that racked up over 20 million views in its 3-year run.
Tondorf’s latest comedy is aiming to do just that. Apocalypse WOW released their first trailer later yesterday evening, after screening it down at Comic-Con in San Diego last month. As of now the project is just a pilot episode and trailer, produced on what Tondorf says is “a tiny spec budget” in hopes of luring in investors or one of the online studios or networks to pick up the series.
Tondorf teamed up with Blue Movies creator Scott Brown, who directed the promo episodes, and cast the ‘Kevin Bacon of web series’, Craig Frank (Craig & The Werewolf, The Crew, Compulsions, A Good Knight’s Quest) along with Harper’s Globe star Melanie Merkosky, Ben Begley, McKenzie Westmore and GOLD’s David Nett.
With a solid cast all with respectable followings amongst web series fans, it’s possible we’ll see this get more than just one episode. The pitching studios with just a five-minute pilot and trailer route isn’t easy, especially in an ever-crowded field of web pilots this year. But hey, The Bannen Way guys were able to make it happen with Sony, and there’s no doubt there will be more by year’s end.