Friday, June 21, 2013

Grayson: Earth One

I'm a big time fan of comic books. Not in the sense that I can recite issue numbers by heart or own a collection of obscure comics, just that I really enjoy them and typically enjoy most films or television series based on a superhero character. So when I was contacted about a series that's trying to get funding on IndieGoGo right now, I thought I'd throw up a quick blurb about it.

The project is an original series based on Nightwing from the Batman comics. Apparently, this will be a loose adaptation as this series will be taking place separate from the DC Universe. The project is described as "a non profit six episode season dedicated to exploring the origin story of the DC character known as Nightwing -- but with a twist."

The twist here being that Dick Grayson was never adopted by Bruce Wayne and never became the boy wonder. Instead, he had to fend for himself all these years in the streets and must now overcome his survivalist attitude to become a selfless individual.

I can always appreciate a new take on things, as long as the change was not a result of someone who did not understand the source material. Without further ado, here is the pilot for Grayson: Earth One

Not bad. I totally thought that Batman looked like one of those fake Batmen (Batmans?) from The Dark Knight though. Coming to us from P3 Productions, this web series is trying to hit a $40,000 goal by July 20. Get out there and show your support! Everything donated will go to production costs.