WIGS, YouTube's premiere channel for scripted drama with a focus on female-centric programming, has announced the renewals of two of their most acclaimed series. Blue, starring Julia Stiles as a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an upscale escort, and Lauren, starring Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals in a series about sexual misconduct in the military, have been granted second seasons. In addition, WIGS has picked up a new series, written and directed by Stiles and starring Grace Gummer, entitled Paloma.
“We’re very excited about bringing Season Two of Blue to the WIGS channel,” Jon Avnet said in a statement to the press today. “Rodrigo’s work on Blue with Julia Stiles is filled with surprises. Lauren, starring Troian Bellasario and Jennifer Beals, again, digs much deeper into the characters and the impact this assault has on the lives of ‘Lauren’ and her fellow soldiers. Jay Rodan followed up on his WGA-award-nominated script with more powerful drama. I very much enjoyed having the opportunity to direct these screenplays with these actors.”
Rodrigo Garcia himself added: “We’re looking forward to hearing what fans think of the new installments of these series but are hoping to introduce them to new viewers as well. The inability for content to ‘become old’ is one of the qualities intrinsic to the platform that drew Julia Stiles to WIGS. As a writer, director and actress on the channel, she is a huge advocate for us and we’re truly blessed to have her amongst our talented cast and crew on both Blue and Paloma.”
Blue will return with twenty-six all-new episodes for its second season on March 15 at 9 a.m. on YouTube, while Lauren is currently scheduled for "spring of 2013" with "all-new episodes." Except a later update with details on specific premiere date and number of episodes for the new season.
Paloma will be a four-episode series to start, also set to debut this spring. Gummer is a young woman dealing with the unpredictability of relationships-- both in romance and the workplace. It will also star Rhys Coiro and Garret Dillahunt.
You can catch up on the current seasons of Blue and Lauren, as well as WIGS' other programs on YouTube right now.
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