May 5th, 2010


Ben is doing double duty with Naught For Hire.

Not only is he going to be staring in this webisode series, he's also working behind the scenes as Executive Producer! I'm excited about this, though I'm still looking forward to getting to see him Direct (which he's been asked to do for the Farscape webisodes when they are made).

Naught For Hire, a sci-fi/noir romp about a private detective and his relationship with the inanimate objects in his life, is one of those series.

Naught For Hire is created by screenwriter and producer Jeffrey Berman and produced by Berman’s production company RDRR Productions, which also created The Write Environment, which featured intimate interviews with a series of writers, the most popular episode featuring the fan-favorite, Joss Whedon. The series is based off a book of the same name by award winning writer, John E. Stith, who also co-writes on the series.

This description had me bouncing in my seat even more (if that was even possible).

The series will consist of six minute episodes with a 13 episode season planned. Episodes echo the spirit of pulp-style serialized detective stories, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger. Not forgetting the sci-fi side of the series, the show is set in a world 20 years in the future where humans co-exist with A.I. embedded objects, leaving hard-boiled, down-on-his-luck Private Detective Nick Naught to try to do his job while competing with a car that is in love with him, an elevator that won’t cooperate, and an answering machine that wants to do nothing but pull pranks on him. Imagine what his gun must be like…

Link to the Tubefilter article. Link to Naught for Hire's Facebook where you can get updates on the project.

Naught For Hire

(this news would break while I was away from my computer. thank you ixchup for letting me know about it!)

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