Warner to Preview ‘H+ The Digital Series’ at Comic-Con5 Jul, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution July 5 said it will preview YouTube original series “H+ The Digital Series” on July 13 during a special YouTube event at the International Comic-Con confab in San Diego. Special screenings of “H+” will also occur July 9 and 16 in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.
The live-action series — about the human race subjected to an apocalyptic journey after being hardwired to the Internet — launches Aug. 8 on YouTube. The series finds consumers installing a chip called "HPlus" into their nervous system that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours a day — by just thinking it. One day, a virus is released — causing a third of the world’s population to die instantly. The series deals with the massive political and human changes that take place, the fight for survival and the mystery to discover who is behind this atrocity.
The Comic-Con screening will be followed by a Q&A session hosted by Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief of movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, which is owned by Warner’s Flixster.com. Panelists will include the series’ principal cast members Alexis Denisof ("Buffy," "Angel"), David Clayton Rogers (“Jane by Design"), Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls”), in addition to series co-writer John Cabrera, director Stewart Hendler and producer Jason Taylor.
“H+” is executive produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men: First Class).
Starting today, fans can subscribe to the “H+ The Digital Series” channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/HPlusDigitalSeries). In the coming days and weeks leading to launch, viewers will have access to exclusive new content which will provide insight into the origins of HPlus and details about this ambitious and innovative digital series.
“Our first venture into the digital space gives us the freedom to engage fans with new content that is immersive, interactive and is tailored to be enjoyed online,” said Singer. “‘H+’ on YouTube provides us with a strong two-way dialogue with our fans, creating a deeper and ongoing connection.”
The show's Facebookpage is at http://www.facebook.com/HPlusTheDigitalSeries.