It’s no secret that, for months now, our friends over at Knights of Good Productions, creators of The Guild, have been working on a super-secret web series project. They’ve done a very good job of keeping the project shrouded in mystery, with Felicia Day throwing out little morsels every so often about her #mysteryproject on Twitter.
It’s also no mystery that Felicia and Kim Evey have been wanting to do more web series, and grow Knights of Good into a larger studio so it was only a matter of time, but they did a pretty good job keeping this one under wraps. Well, mostly…
Little tidbits about renting a warehouse for the shoot, hiring a stunt team, shooting second unit, and such, have been leaking out; things that suggested that this was not going to be your Father’s (well, your Older Brother’s?) web series. Something big was coming, and it was promising to be a mind-blower.
That something took a big step towards living up to that promise with this week’s announcement of Dragon Age: Redemption, a swords-and-sorcery adventure set in the world of the Dragon Age games from EA/BioWare.
Felicia talks about the show, and the opportunity to work on a co-venture with EA/BioWare on her blog. There is also a ton of media coverage out there, including this profile of Felicia on USA Today’s Game Hunters blog, and an interview with Jimmy Fallon.
There are a few published photos of Felicia in her elf-assassin drag…Looking totally badass, with daggers and leather and stuff.
I’m predicting a rise in reported elf-fetish-cosplay sightings as a result of this show.
The teaser trailer looks equally badass, and there have been some behind-the-scenes photos in some of the press coverage that look like they really put everything into creating an immersive fantasy world.
So, yeah, mind blown, but not surprised.
Felicia and Kim have done an incredible job of creating the amazing out of nothing but an idea, and the ability to get folks to share their enthusiasm about the vision, and join in for the journey; enlisting Industry pros at every turn, each bringing an ever-expanding and diverse range of talent into the mix.
It kind of reminds me of the old fable about The Rock Soup.
A guy comes into a town with nothing but a rock on a string and sets out to make a soup with it in the town square…Little by little all the townspeople come out to see what he is doing, and get swept up in the idea of making this great soup. So much so that they wind up throwing in their own ingredients until there is this fantastic feast for everyone to share. That seems to be the Knights of Good’s secret to success.
Anyway…The show is supposed to hit the Interwebz this summer. In the meantime Season 4 of The Guild is going up on YouTube, and the DVD will be hitting retail stores some time this month.
In the meantime I gotta’ go find out if eHarmony has a program for hooking up nerds with elves …