Will Wesley Taylor and Mitchell Jarvis' Web Series "It Could Be Worse" Be Acquired by Hulu?
28 May 2014
Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor
"It Could Be Worse," the showbiz-minded, scripted comedy series co-created and written by longtime actor-collaborators Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages) and Wesley Taylor (The Addams Family), may be acquired by Hulu, which offers on-demand streaming of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media.
Playbill.com premiered the first season of "It Could Be Worse." Over $60,000 was subsequently raised by fans of the series, via Kickstarter, for a second season.
Four a.m. productions, Playbill.com has learned, sent their over-400 backers a private message May 28 that included the news that "It Could Be Worse" will premiere on the cable network PIVOT June 8 as part of Gay Pride, beginning at 11 PM ET, in a post-Tony Awards timeslot. Hulu will also air both seasons of the dark comedy on their free site in July.
"It Could Be Worse," which concerns the life and career of hapless actor Jacob Gordon, played by Taylor, also features Adam Chanler-Berat as Ben Farrel, two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser as stage star Veronica Bailey, Gideon Glick as Jacob's boyfriend Phillip Klein, Jarvis as agent Sam Atkinson, Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel as Jacob's mother Judy Gordon, Richard Poe as Jacob's father Leo Gordon and Audra McDonald as Jacob's shrink.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.