via press release:
MULTI-PLATFORM DRAMA SERIES “BLUE”
BACK IN PRODUCTION FOR SEASON THREE
Julia Stiles Returns as Title Character in Popular WIGS Series
Third Season to Feature Eric Stoltz as New Love Interest,
Stiles’ Real-Life Sister, Jane O’Hara, as Her On-Screen Sister and
Actress Alexz Johnson as O’Hara’s Lover
Breaking new ground with award-winning scripted dramas for the digital age, WIGS (www.watchwigs.com and www.youtube.com/wigs) announced today that BLUE, starring Julia Stiles (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) as the title character, will start production on a third season. BLUE follows a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an escort. The No. 1 scripted drama series on www.youtube.com with more than 26 million views, BLUE has increased its audience reach since becoming available on www.hulu.com in June.
In Season Three, BLUE finds herself getting a little too close to a client. Also, Blue’s son, JOSH (Uriah Shelton, “The Glades”), keeps a life-changing secret of his own from his mother.
BLUE is written by WIGS co-creator Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”) and Karen Graci, and directed by Garcia. The first WIGS series to be greenlighted for a third season, BLUE will introduce Eric Stoltz (“Mask, “Pulp Fiction”) as Stiles’ love interest. Also, Stiles’ real-life sister, Jane O’Hara (“Law & Order”), will make her debut as Blue’s sister. Other new cast members include Daren Kagasoff (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) and Alexz Johnson (“Instant Star”), as well as Laura Spencer (“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and “Vanessa” from the WIGS series JAN and VANESSA AND JAN). Shelton, Kathleen Quinlan (“Apollo 13”), Carla Gallo (BONES, “Men of a Certain Age”) and James Morrison (“Revenge,” “24”) will reprise their roles from previous seasons.
Seasons One and Two of BLUE, which featured Mark Consuelos, Michelle Forbes, William Petersen, Holly Robinson Peete, Jeanne Tripplehorn, David Harbour and Sarah Paulson, can be viewed at www.watchwigs.com, www.hulu.com/blue and www.youtube.com/wigs.
WIGS was launched in May 2012 by director/producers Jon Avnet (“Black Swan,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,“ “Risky Business”), Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment,” “Big Love”) and Jake Avnet. WIGS is breaking new ground with award-winning scripted dramas for the digital age with more than 58 million views to date. The channel offers high-end original series, short films and documentaries, all starring female leads. Popular series on the WIGS channel include LAUREN, which explores the consequences of dealing with sexual assault in the military, starring Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals; SERENA, a story of lust, temptation and forbidden love, starring Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina; and JAN, about a young woman whose first job goes awry, starring Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer and Caitlin Gerard.
In February 2013, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) entered into a multi-year pact with WIGS. The programming, marketing and distribution partnership is designed to expand the breadth of offerings through the WIGS channel, and test and nurture dramatic concepts and talent in the digital realm. In June 2013, WIGS and FOX widened the availability of their content and began airing select series on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus subscription service in longer-form, TV-length episodes.
Additional WIGS offerings have included such actors as America Ferrera, Alison Pill, Dakota Fanning, Jimmy Wolk, Allison Janney, Walton Goggins, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Sarah Jones, Jason Isaacs, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Messina, Lois Smith, Gary Cole, Jena Malone, Gary Dourdan, Sarah Paulson and Eric Balfour. Writers and directors include Paul Brickman, Betty Thomas, Lesli Linka Glatter, Rose Troche, Mitch Albom, Ami Canaan Mann, Scott Turow, Amy Lippman, Neil LaBute, Leah Rachel, Mattie Brickman, Patricia Cardoso, Mykelti Williamson and Lee Krieger.
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