Jack Black's Ghost Ghirls Will Be Released As A Web Series
Syfy is rapidly becoming the network that turns down good ideas that later get reworked as web series. Blood and Chrome suffered that fate, and now Ghost Ghirls is taking that route, as well, heading to viewers in a web series format.
In November of 2011, Jack Black sold an idea to Syfy that would bring a little comedy to the cable channel—a paranormal comedy at that. Eventually Syfy passed on the project, likely due to the network’s lack of experience with comedic fodder, but that doesn’t mean that the project is dead. Now, Deadline is reporting that series creators Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci, and Jeremy Konner have re-teamed up with executive producers Black and Priyanka Mattoo to bring Ghost Ghirls back to life in the spring of 2013.
The series will center on Lund and Blasucci, who are mostly known for doing live improv, but who will play ghost hunters in the Ghost Ghirls web series. Each episode will tackle the two female ghost hunters using their unique talents to solve paranormal mysteries—but they must also convince the world that they offer a legitimate service. It doesn’t help that one female ghost hunter will be a random tech specialist and the other will play a psychic (as the Mentalist will tell you, there’s no such thing as psychics). Konner is set to direct the episodes, and TV Blend will keep you posted when the half-hour comedy gets a release date and becomes available online.
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