Husbands Preview: Jane Espenson's Webseries Is A Newlywed Comedy

By Kelly West 2011-09-05 09:11:24 discussion comments
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As a Jane Espenson fan, I’m always on the lookout for her work and coming soon, that’ll come in the form of a webseries called Husbands. Penned by Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell, the story involves two recently married men, and based on this clip, we should probably be prepared to laugh.

Husbands stars Brad “Cheeks” Bell (also a producer/writer on the webseries), and Sean Hemeon who play husband and husband. Also among the cast is Allessandra Torresani, whom Caprica fans will recognize from her role as Zoe Graystone in the BSG prequel series. Espenson commented briefly on the project at Comic-Con back in July, describing Husbands as, “a newlywed comedy in which both the newlyweds are guys.”

I’m eager to see what Espenson and Bell do with this new webseries. I consider Espenson to be the among the elite of today’s TV writers. She understands the importance of comedy in drama and knows how to write real, human scenarios and dialogue that viewers can connect with. (See her work in shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and just about everything else she’s written for.) I’m less familiar with Brad Bell’s work, but given the company he’s in, I’m expecting something really special in Husbands.

Below is the clip, which was released last week. It doesn’t give much away, other than that the couple is newly married and a bit anxious about the situation, and that Torresani’s Haley seems to be embracing the art of chat-speak.



Husbands premieres at HusbandsTheSeries.com on September 13th.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, you can get an early preview of the first webisode. More on that here.
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