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Supernatural Spin-off Ghostfacers to Hit the Web

Any “Supernatural” fan out there (and there should be more of them because this show kicks a copious amount of ass) is well acquainted with the “Ghostfacers” — a bumbling group of paranormal investigators who have taken on a life all their own in terms of fan popularity. In what seems like a truly no-brainer of an idea, we’re about to get even more of these cats’ antics right here on the world weird web!

Variety reports that a new spin-off show, “Ghostfacers”, is heading straight for the Internet.

Supernatural Spin-off Ghostfacers to Hit the Web

From the article
“Ghostfacers” represents the latest expansion into the digital studio space for Wonderland, which is producing the “Supernatural” spinoff with Warner Bros. TV’s Studio 2.0. In a twist, “Ghostfacers” will premiere on TheWB.com — the interactive/video-on-demand website that emerged from the ashes of the WB television network (where “Supernatural” first bowed). The series will also appear on the CW’s website.

Wonderland has already begun production on the project, which will initially run as 10 three-minute episodes. “Ghostfacers” follows a team of ghost hunters who tape their exploits in documentary fashion.

“It felt like the nature and style of what they do with their show-within-a-show would be fun to see in new media,” said Wonderland TV topper Peter Johnson. “It’s a fun, subversive way to allow these characters to play in the margins.”

The somewhat comedic group first appeared on the first season of “Supernatural” (and were created for the show by Trey Callaway for the episode “Hell House”) and also returned in season three, in the episode “Ghostfacers,” by Ben Edlund. According to Johnson, the “Ghostfacers” characters have already spawned a convention in London.

The new series’ first installment will follow the “Ghostfacers” as they investigate a theater believed to be haunted by the ghost of a young starlet (played by “Nip/Tuck” alum Kelly Carlson).

“Ghostfacers” stars A.J. Buckley (“CSI: NY”), Travis Wester (“Bones”), Brittany Ishibashi (“Supernatural”) and Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”).

Besides starring in “Ghostfacers,” Buckley and Wester are also writers on the project, along with Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano. “Ghostfacers” is exec produced by McG, Peter Johnson, Jeff Grosvenor, Eric Kripke and Phil Sgriccia.

“‘Supernatural’ has sprung forth beyond the TV show,” said Johnson. “The mother series seems flexible enough to allow our creative talent to pursue some of these other arenas.”

Beyond the webisodes, TheWB.com and CWTV.com will also include other “Ghostfacers” content, such as gag reels, behind-the-scenes videos, photo galleries and actor confessionals. More mythology will also be uploaded to a dedicated “Ghostfacers” website.

Look for more on this one really soon!

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  • Terminal

    Thank goodness I thought this was an announcement of an actual show. The gimmick works as a passive thing, one that works to the plot of Supernatural. I’ll see this but I don’t think it’s going to be as funny without Dean or Sam looking at them with the “God you’re pathetic” mannerisms. Comedy teams need a straight man and Dean and Sam are perfect straight men. I hope this series is funny.

  • tedge1979

    Interesting… although none of the Ghostfacers are actually likable enough to carry their own show. Their humor only really works when its played against the straightness of the Winchester brothers. Still, anything to keep SUPERNATURAL going is a good thing, so more power to ‘em.