There is a very interesting project gaining steam on Kickstarter right now called The Circuit: Urbiessa that is described as “a film quality sci-fi anthology series, where fans, celebrities, and professional filmmakers work together”. It involves 10 stories set in the city of Urbiessa—each focusing on a different sub-genre. The seemingly unrelated episodes will come together as part of a “deeper story line”. What’s more, you will probably recognize quite a few of the names attached to the project.
“The Circuit” is like “Black Mirror” or “The Twilight Zone” except each seemingly unrelated episode is a piece of a deeper story line.
Each episode takes place in the enormous city of ‘Urbiessa’, a cross between “Metropolis” and “Gotham” and will concentrate on a specific sub-genre such as Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Mystery, etc…
These stories are in the capable hands of 10 amazing directors, a group of talented star actors, a professional crew, and of course the incredible FANS that will collaborate and work side by side with us to energize each story.
The current cast:
- Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
- Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager)
- Gigi Edgley (Farscape)
- Robert Beltran (Star Trek: Voyager)
- Armin Shimerman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Robert Picardo (China Beach, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate Atlantis)
- Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager, Benson, The Island)
- Valerie Leslie (The Paranormal Hour, 5th Passenger)
- JG Hertzler (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Robert O’Reilly (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1)
- Hana Hatae (Star Trek: TNG/DS9)
- Rob Archer (Lost Girl, Pixels, Kick Ass 2)
- Jai Koutrae (Death’s Requiem)
- Mindy Robinson (V/H/S/2)
- Olivia D’abo (The Wonder Years, Conan The Destroyer)
- Cody Saintgnue (MTV’s Teen Wolf)
- Doug Jones (Hellboy, Star Trek: Discovery, Pan’s Labyrinth)
- Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
- Manu Intiraymi (Star Trek: Voyager, One Tree Hill, J. Edgar)
- and many more to be announced!
The Circuit project is well on its way towards the modest $50K goal that would fund the first episode of the series. If you’re interested, head on over to Kickstarter to pledge and earn yourself one of many sweet backer rewards.