Remember "The Outs?" The 2012 six-episode web series -- created and directed by Adam Goldman -- followed the tumultuous dissolution of a relationship between two gay men as they navigated the pressures and challenges of being 20-something in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The enormous success of the miniseries not only enabled Goldman to produce and release a "Chanukah Special" episode this past April, but also the launch of a new project featuring familiar faces from "The Outs," titled "Whatever this is."
According to the show's website:
"Whatever this is." follows Sam (Hunter Canning) and Ari (Dylan Marron), two production assistants in New York, and Lisa (Madeline Wise), Sam's girlfriend.
Sam and Ari are scraping by working on low or unpaid video production gigs thrown their way by Oscar (Ross Hamman), an existentially grumpy middle-man at a small production company. Making rent is hard enough; they barely have time to sneak toward their personal goals and personal lives in their off-hours.
"Whatever this is." asks a tough question: how long are you expected to do work that you hate, for pennies, until it becomes something that you love that pays the rent? Is it even possible?
Within this new series, Goldman seems to be shifting his focus to explore what it means to be young and trying to make it in New York within the confining realities of today's economy and job market.
If you were a fan of "The Outs" and want to see more from Goldman and this project, the group has a Kickstarter Campaign that will run until Aug. 5.
The first episode of "Whatever this is." premiered before a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on July 30.