This week I’ve been eagerly watching — well, let’s just call it what it really is, I’ve been obsessed — with coverage of the first week of shooting for the new Morganville Web Series. The series will air online on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, joining the likes of The Guild. Oh yes, we’ve just entered Felicia Day-level geekdom.
posted to twitter by @TheJordanFarris (aka Shane Collins)
Why am I geeking out?
The series is based on books which I absolutely adore, the Morganville Vampire series written by Rachel Caine. I’ve collected tons of fab stuff all week long, and now I’m ready to share them with you in one jam-packed post. Everything’s marked with the source, so you’ll know where to go to give some love and get the scoop. Here we go…
Cast & Crew
Cast list from the official Morganville Web Series Site
Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager) as Oliver @robertpicardo
Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Amelie @amber_benson
Pic posted on Twitter by Robert; Both have already wrapped on filming
Above pics posted to Twitter by @_trapdoorspider
Lindsay Seidel as Claire Danvers @severelylindsay
Jordan Farris as Shane Collins @thejordanfarris
Ben Easter as Michael Glass @beaster1
Haileigh Todd as Eve Rosser @TenBlueRoses
Nikki Donley as Hannah Moses @NikkiDonley pic posted to twitter by Nikki, she’s already wrapped filming too
Chase Ryan Jeffrey as Myrnin, @ChaseNit57, Pic posted by @MV_the_series
No on-set pics that I could find yet for Afomia Hailemeskel who will be playing Monica Morrell.
Don’t forget to follow Rachel Caine (@rachelcaine) and director Blake Calhoun (@blake_calhoun).
Photos from Set
Outside of filming, the cast and crew are heavily tweeting and instagramming (is that a word?) with pics and interacting with fans. It’s like living in Morganville (except for the whole fearing for your life thing).
There’s a Gallery on the official Morganville series site, but until it gets going, I’d recommend following the Series official twitter @MV_the_series, Morganville Vampires @_trapdoorspider, Rachel @rachelcaine, and the cast.
Common Grounds posted by @_trapdoorspider
Glass House posted by @MV_the_series
When will the series be released?
Rachel Caine tweeted earlier today that no release date has been announced yet, but soon.
How much longer will they be shooting?
Shooting will continue through next week according to tweets from Caine and Calhoun.
How closely will the series follow the books?
Tweets from Caine indicate that season one is basically book one, Glass Houses. Evidently some events will be combined or slightly tweaked to better accommodate filming.
Where are they filming?
In Texas, duh.
Who’s hotter, Michael or Shane?
Will Bob the Spider make an appearance?
Rachel let it slip that he may not, at least not in the first season. But who knows, she is the master of plot twists.
I’m a #Morganville re-tweeting fiend right now, so for more, you can follow me too - @mogdocnews!