Felicia Day and her team of Guildies have released their third music video based on Day’s wildly popular web series The Guild. Jed Whedon directed and co-wrote the song with Day. How does it compare to the insanely catchy “(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar” and the Bollywood themed rompus from the past? Click play and find out for yourself! Fun fact: I assisted in the making of this video. So watch it and share it and love it.
Felicia Day, creator of The Guild and Penny from Dr. Horrible, stars as Tallis the Elvish assassin in the new six-part web series Dragon Age: Redemption. It takes place in Bioware’s Dragon Age universe, based on the video game franchise of the same name. Though the web series is essentially here to promote downloadable content for Dragon Age II, it also serves to elevate the relevance and respectability of a made-for-Internet series. Check out the first episode titled “Tallis” to see how Day and the creative team behind it have expertly blended fun dialogue (written by Day) and exciting action (directed by Peter Winther) that results in a worthy introduction to a live action series grounded in a video game-based world. New episodes will be uploaded to Machinima’s YouTube channel every Tuesday at midnight.
BioWare, the studio behind the role-playing game franchise Dragon Age, has tapped web series guru Felicia Day to produce a brand new series based in the world of the game. Dragon Age: Redemption takes place in Ferelden, the same environment Bioware’s original Dragon Age and upcoming Dragon Age 2 games are set in. Day, who penned the story, will play Tallis an Elven assassin who she describes as being “headstrong, she fights dirty, and she has a really sarcastic sense of humor.” She adds, “I wanted to bring a modern sensibility to a fantasy character in a fantasy world.” Day teamed up with director Peter Winther (associate producer of Independence Day), cinematographer John Bartley (Lost‘s DP), and props extraordinaire Greg Aronowitz to up the ante in terms of web series creation. “They are going to take this a step above what we have seen on the Web before,” says Day. Comedy web series The Guild this is not. Expect higher production value and kick-ass action sequences to boot. More than serving as a marketing device for Bioware (and parent company EA), Redemption will further propel the art of the web series into an entirely new realm of respectability…certainly if Felicia Day has anything to say about it.
Last night Day was a featured guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and there she premiered a teaser trailer for the series. Watch the trailer above and click after the break to find the Fallon segment. Dragon Age: Redemption is slated to begin its six-episode run this summer.
Do you watch the fantastic web series The Guild? Well I’ve got some great news for you: sponsors Microsoft and Sprint have picked up The Guild for a fifth season! In case you’re living inside a bubble, the long-running web series follows the on- and off-line lives of a group of MMORPG gamers. The wildly colorful characters and the laugh-out-loud words they speak to one another were imagined by co-creator and writer Felicia Day. Says Day to GigaOm, “We’re lucky that we have such an eager fanbase and that our numbers have stayed so high. Partnering with Xbox increased our fanbase in a real way–it introduced us to millions of people who never would have seen it before.” She adds, “Every season has had a different style and sensibility. That has been on purpose. We’re always exploring different aspects of our characters. This season will be no different!”
After last season’s cliffhanger of an ending, it’s expected that Day will take the gang to a convention for the game they play. According to co-creator Kim Evey, cosplayers may or may not be involved. Director Sean Becker, confirmed to helm season 5, adds to the conversation. “The convention based story line will allow us to take these characters further out into the unknown (meaning away from their computers), which will be new to us as well on the production side,” he told Tubefilter. “I look forward to personally exploring this new environment as well as seeing the characters interact in it. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and by fun I mean extremely hard work.”
If you aren’t caught up on all the seasons, run–don’t walk–to portals like Xbox Live, MSN Video and the Zune Marketplace to watch them. I can confidently say that The Guild is bar none the greatest web series of all time. And I’m not just saying that because I contributed to the production of season 4. It’s smart, funny, witty, and best of all it’s a feel-good comedy that always leaves you wanting for more. Expect season 5 to hit the ‘Net this summer. But will season 5 be the last? According to Day, don’t even think about. “For the end of this season, I have an idea for what I want to do and it’s definitely not closing a door. I’m definitely not planning to make Season 5 the final one. The characters are a vast well. I can’t stop coming up with ideas for them.”
Syfy’s dark reimagining of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood is ready for its televised debut. Red: Werewolf Hunter (yep, the subtitle is new) will premiere during during Syfy’s “31 Days of Halloween” event on Saturday, October 30 at 9:00PM ET. We’ve been anticipating this day since last March when news broke that Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible) would star as a gun-toting, werewolf-hunting descendant. If you missed the trailer, check it out and then mark your calendars. This is going to be a chilling, fun ride.
Waay back in March news broke that The Guild/Dr. Horrible‘s Felicia Day would star in a Syfy original movie called Red, a dark re-imagining of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. This past weekend at Comic Con the trailer for it was finally debuted. To call this a “dark” version of the tale is an understatement. There’s guns and blood and creepy CGI wolves. Ah, I won’t spoil it all for you; check it out in the video above. Red is expected to air next July.
This year co-creator, writer, and star Felicia Day brought her web series The Guild into the world of comics. The initial set of three issues have come to an end. But that doesn’t mean the extended story is over! Day recently sat down with CBR to discuss what she has in store for the next series of Guild-based comics. Each issue of the sequel series will focus on single characher and will be illustrated by a different artist. The first issue, which is set to drop sometime in 2011, will feature Vork, the Guild leader. Jeff Lewis, the actor that portrays Vork in the web series, will co-write the story. The remaining Guild members, including Zaboo, Clara, Tinkerballa and Bladezz, will follow. Click the source link to see what Day has to say about the new series. If you missed out on Codex’s three story arc, check out the fantastic artwork and get yourself a copy at TFAW. And if you’ve never heard of The Guild, make sure you visit www.watchtheguild.com to catch up on the first few seasons; season four just started!
Web series-turned-comic book The Guild is back with issue numero dos today. Go ahead and preview it at Dark Horse Comics. You can buy it there for $3.50. Missed out on issue #1? Download it from the App Store for a mere 99 cents here! Here’s the synopsis for the latest issue:
Since discovering role-playing games, Cyd Sherman spends more and more time in-game as the healer Codex. As her boyfriend ignores her in favor of his fledgling band and her therapist questions whether or not she has “real” friends, Cyd decides to form her own group within the game after meeting Clara, who teaches her about reputation points, and Zaboo, who introduces her to “friending” within the game.
On April 1 word got out that Felicia Day’s web series The Guild was to expand its dominance to the television with a children’s program called Lil’ Guildies. The opening segment for the animated series was put on YouTube and it received a ton of positive buzz. Greg Aronowitz co-created it with Day, and Paul and Storm came up with the catchy theme song. The miniature Guild members even included an embryonic version of Bladezz, since he is the youngest of the group on the web series. That little nuggest of information should have made me roll my eyes and figure that this was an elaborate April Fool’s hoax. But it didn’t. And now I’m disappointed that it’s not real. It all started at Tubefilter and it came to a screetching halt when Day screamed April Fools on Twitter.
Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Guild, Buffy) is ready to put her prominent red hair (and acting chops) to the test in Syfy’s reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood aptly called Red. She will play a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood.
In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him.
Red is one Syfy original movie in a series of re-imagined classic fairy tales. Syfy is also “developing films around the stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel.” You can expect Red to air July 2011. Full PR announcement after the break.
Felicia Day is all over the place these days. We watched her shine as Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, she was featured in an episode of House last season, and now she’s bringing her award-winning web series The Guild to the comics!
In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd’s life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates. This storyline fills in details never before revealed on the web show, making it a delightful new chapter for existing fans as well as a perfect jumping-on point for new fans!
If you haven’t heard of The Guild, you can watch seasons 1-3 online. It follows the on- and off-line lives of a group of gamers. It’s a very character-driven show, it’s smart, funny, and definitely worth a viewing (or two). You can preview issue #1 below and preorder the first part of the three-issue miniseries at Dark Horse Comics. It comes out March 24. Mark your calenders, Guildies.
Starring: Vincent Caso, Felicia Day, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Sandeep Parikh, Robin Thorsen
Directed by: Jed Whedon
Music by: Jed Whedon
Lyrics by: Felicia Day
Rap: Jeff Lewis and Sandeep Parikh
Backup Vocals: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon
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Music video of the year right here. After a couple short hours it became the #1 music video sold in the iTunes Store! Watch it, love it. Support The Guild by watching Season 3 starting August 25. Never heard of The Guild? Go to www.watchtheguild.com to learn more about the brilliant, well-written, and hilarious web series and catch-up with Seasons 1 & 2. Great job, Felicia and Jed. I cannot get this song out of my head. (FYI, the MP3 version of the song will be made available on iTunes tomorrow.)