Announced today, leading Canadian producer Shaftesbury will be premiering a new web series starring Natasha Negovanlis and Annie Briggs. The first five episodes of CLAIREvoyant will launch on Shaftesbury’s YouTube, Kinda TV, on May 16.
Negovanlis (The Carmilla Movie, Freelancers Anonymous, Murdoch Mysteries) and Briggs (The Carmilla Movie, Luvvie, Dark Matter), who co-starred in Carmilla, created and star in the 14-episode web series CLAIREvoyant, which follows best friends Claire (Negovanlis) and Ruby (Briggs) as they try to earn rent money by pretending to be psychics online. But then things start to get weird when it turns out that Claire has actual psychic abilities.
“Nurturing and supporting emerging talent has always been an important part of what we do. From Carmilla to The Carmilla Movie and now to CLAIREvoyant, we’re thrilled to be working with Natasha and Annie again and helping them explore opportunities behind the camera to grow their careers,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO of Shaftesbury and Executive Producer of CLAIREvoyant. “We know the power of fandom and forecast our fans will enjoy this fun and fantastical tale of mystery, psychic readings, and friendship.”
Here is the official synopsis:
After receiving an eviction warning on her 25th birthday, Claire (Negovanlis) and her roommate/best friend Ruby (Briggs) need to make back payments on their rent money, and fast. Free-spirited Ruby convinces the responsible Claire that they can con their way into rent-making riches by posing as online fortune tellers called “The Seeing Sisters”. Their fraud seems simple enough, until non-believer Claire discovers she has real clairvoyant abilities and things only get weirder from there.
“My co-creator Annie Briggs and I became fast friends on the set of Carmilla and came up with the idea while bonding over our mutual fascination with fortune telling. We wrote the type of show that we would want to watch; an absurd comedy with heart, but we also had our current fan base in mind and hope they enjoy it,” said Negovanlis. “I’m really grateful for the fan support and that Shaftesbury took an interest in my ideas and gave me the opportunity to expand my skills and creativity behind the camera. It has been such a valuable learning experience.”
CLAIREvoyant was written by Briggs, Negovanlis, and Jason Packer (Undercover High, Spun Out) and directed by Simone Stock (Earthling House Huntress, Iris). Also featured are Jsin Sasha (Designated Survivor, The Strain, Dowry) as Ruby’s artist boyfriend Xavier, Sabryn Rock (Taken, The Girlfriend Experience, Black Mirror) as Claire’s crush and café regular Nico, and Theresa Tova (Meet the Family, Bolts & Blip, E.N.G.) as online fortune teller, Madame Sonnom.
Executive producers are Jennings, Scott Garvie, and Jay Bennett. It is co-produced by Briggs, Negovanlis, and Packer.
Each episode is five minutes long, and the first five episode will premiere on May 16.
Check out the trailer below!
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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