The comedy/fantasy web series The Campaign, produced by Action Show Studios, has signed with The Fantasy Network to stream their original episodes. The series, about gamers physically transported into the world of their role-playing adventure, will be available on TFN beginning August 27, 2021.
The Campaign centers around seven close friends—Rick, Barbara, Henry, Dana, Lee, Preston and Sid—who after 10 years have reconnected at their high school reunion. After the reunion, they head to Sid’s house and pick up with their old role-playing game. Things get a little too real when they are transported into the game itself—complete with orcs, goblins, and evil wizards. The group now has but one campaign objective—find a way home.
“After watching the first episode,” said Fantasy Network Founding partner Ben Dobyns, “I was totally hooked. The Campaign will be a fantastic fit for our audience.”
Matthew Metzger, who created The Campaign, echoes Dobyns’ sentiments. “The Fantasy Network is the perfect home for our show. It gives us an opportunity to introduce The Campaign to a wide and engaging audience. I can’t wait.”
Action Show Studios producer and director Josh Warren also spoke about the working relationship with The Fantasy Network. “They’re very supportive of independent content creators. And they work with shows to help make them a success—which is refreshing.”
Action Show Studios began production on The Campaign in the Metro Atlanta area in June 2019. In October 2019, the series began fundraising on Seed & Spark with a goal of raising $10,000 to continue production. They exceeded their goal and were able to get back on set in January 2020.
The Campaign cast includes newcomers Mike Morrison (Rick), Alli Noto (Barbara). Melissa McGrath (Dana), Tom von Dohlen (Henry), Jacob Jones (Lee), Ryan Toto (Preston) and series creator Matt Metzger as Sid.
Producers for the web series The Campaign are Josh Warren, Matthew Metzger, Sean Bokelmann, Joanna Pasiecnik, Ravikash Saini, Bill Szabrak, and John D. Babcock III.
Visit The Campaign Show’s home page to learn more.