New York, NY – August 30, 2011
UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS is excited to announce the new web series, Fat Guy, premiering September 8th, 2011 on www.fatguyshow.com. Season One will consist of 9 episodes airing every Thursday this fall.
Meet Caskey, a 20-something, gay midwestern transplant as he navigates New York City, love and his acting career. Fat Guy Season One finds Caskey at the center of a national public relations disaster for a pharmaceutical company while he deals with a new romantic interest with some unusual baggage.
Caskey Hunsader (Creator & Writer) wrote Fat Guy based on his personal experience as an actor in New York after moving to the city from Wisconsin several years ago. Fat Guy explores the trials and tribulations of making his way in the business as well as weaving in stories about love and life.
â€œI was getting tired of only seeing one of two types in all the casting notices. They were either looking for beautiful Gossip Girl types or morbidly obese men. I kept wondering, â€˜Where are all the notices for just your typical, middle-of-the-road, fat guy?â€™ This series looks at that type, my type, just trying to make it with all the othersâ€ says Hunsader. â€œI also wanted to represent a segment of the gay population that I donâ€™t think is as visible in the media.â€
Rounding out the cast are fellow New York theater actors Eva Shure as Caskeyâ€™s fashionista best friend, Kristin Maloney as his neurotic agent, Andrew Wehling as Caskeyâ€™s complicated love interest, and Kelly Shoemaker, a waitress by day/cabaret singer by night.
Episodes of Fat Guy can be seen beginning September 8 on the showâ€™s official website, www.fatguyshow.com
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