As someone who gets most of her entertainment from the internet (and the occasional book thingamajig), I love that more and more website are creating their own scripted content. This week VEVO announced plans to join in on the fun, and they’re doing so with the help of one of my favorite punk rockers.
Rancid’s Tim Armstrong has joined forces with VEVO to create a new and original series entitled Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater. According to Armstrong, “Doing a show centered on musical theatre isn’t really a stretch for me. For 25 years I’ve been making music and collaborating with friends, been involved in hundreds of videos, and it’s really just a direct extension of my world. VEVO is the perfect partner to premiere the show because their platform is extensive and will bring lots of eyeballs to our show.” I know one pair of eyeballs that will most definitely be eagerly awaiting the debut. Mine!
The trailer seems to harken to a Rocky Horror-style production, complete with extensive song and dance numbers backed by hard-hitting rock music. The series will center on Armstrong as today’s punk rock Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), leading and narrating suspenseful episodes with a variety of special guest actors and musicians.
The pilot episode of Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater entitled “Dante” will premiere October 21 and will bring the 14th Century epic poem, Dante’s Inferno, into the 21th Century with a new take on greed and corporate corruption. The episode stars AFI frontman Davey Havok (did you hear they broke up? JK!), guitarist and vocalist Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, and actor Robert David Hall (CSI).
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