IGN Launches Original Action-Thriller Series, Project S.E.R.A., On Its START YouTube Channel New Zombie Action-Thriller "Project S.E.R.A." Based on Short Film by Benjamin Howdeshell Stars Julia Voth (Bitch Slap) and Derek Theler (Baby Daddy)

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN, the world's leading video games media outlet, today announces the debut of Project S.E.R.A., a new zombie action-thriller digital series, on its START YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/start). 

Based on the original short film by Benjamin Howdeshell, the series stars Julia Voth (Bitch Slap), who returns in her role from the short as ass-kicking heroine Gillian Eames and teams up with Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Lt Riggins.  It follows Eames and Riggins as they race against the clock to stop the black market sale of a highly volatile biological agent that was originally designed by the military to expedite the recovery of soldiers wounded on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I'm fascinated by characters that have to do the unthinkable and still find their way back.  Gillian Eames is a highly complex character and Julia Voth truly brings her to life," said Howdeshell.

IGN's Grant Thompson, executive producer on the series, said: "Project S.E.R.A. takes what's typically expected of a web series and blows that expectation out of the water.  This series looks and feels like a studio feature film, and we can't wait to bring that level of quality to the IGN and START audience."

The Project S.E.R.A. series is written by Nathan Miller and Bill Kirchen, produced by Shawn Wallace (The Prototype) and executive produced by IGN's Bernard Ho and Grant Thompson.  Series creator and director, Howdeshell, credits his state of the art shooting style and effects background to working on many action-packed feature films as a First Assistant Editor. 

Project S.E.R.A.'s first three episodes debut today, with new episodes airing Wednesdays at noon PST.  

Watch the first three episodes of Project S.E.R.A. back-to-back here:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL99PCYdTX-vfAvKAHnF9isBZ_F_pA8Co2

ABOUT IGN ENTERTAINMENT
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets.  Collectively, IGN's properties reach 57 million unique users worldwide, and IGN's network of video game-related properties (IGN.com, 1UP.com, GameSpy and others) is the #1 source for video game information.  IGN also owns the world's largest men's lifestyle website, AskMen.com, and men's entertainment site UGO.com. It also provides technology for online game play in video games. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia. 

SOURCE IGN Entertainment




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