The makers of local internet sitcom Vultures are planning to release new material in 2012 – and it could even make its way to a TV screen near you.
The new material won’t be a full-fledged Season 2 – although that is also in the works – but rather a taster to freshen up the show and rebrand it, says John Morton of Mycrofilms, which created the series in 2009.
Since that time, they have been “shopping the product around in the hopes of getting it funded/ broadcast/ commissioned.”
“We’ve had positive responses from BBC and Channel 4 so that’s still ongoing. RTÉ weren’t interested, they told us that comedy isn’t their thing!” John says. “The first series was filmed three years ago so we’re aware that considering the long commissioning process we’re now showing people older material. So we’ve decided to shoot some new episodes to freshen up the show and re-brand it.”
The creators have written a second series but are still looking for funding for it. So, John says, “the new episodes, if anything, are like a Series 1.5. They’re all quite short and self-contained and they bridge the gap between what we did in the first series and the story line for the second series.”
They have five lined up and are planning a new Christmas episode to complete the six for 2012. The first one is called Where Have All The Good Dicks Gone? and it’s shooting in Kilkenny this weekend. The episodes will then be released between March and June on iTunes, YouTube and VulturesPI.com.
“With Mycrofilms, we’ve been working on a lot of new short films over the past two years so this feels like a bit of holiday for us,” John says. “We really love working on Vultures. It’s a lot of fun and as long as people are happy to watch detective comedy on the internet, we’re happy to make it!”
Tune in at www.vulturespi.com