'quarterlife' the Groundbreaking Internet Series from Emmy Award-Winning Writer/Producer Team Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick Will be Offered on the iTunes Store Beginning February 26
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 -- Hour-long episodes of
"quarterlife," the Internet series from Marshall Herskovitz and Edward
Zwick, the EMMY award- winning creative team behind "My So-Called Life,"
"thirtysomething," "Legends of the Fall," and "Blood Diamond," will now be
offered for purchase and download on the iTunes(R) Store (http://www.itunes.com).
The show will be available on the same day as its premiere on NBC on
February 26, and subsequent episodes will be available on the iTunes Store
the day of broadcast. Individual hour- long episodes of the hugely
successful series will be available for purchase for $1.99 and the full
season, which includes six episodes, will be available for purchase for
$9.99. Also available exclusively to iTunes customers is a free,
behind-the-scenes bonus "featurette" that includes interviews with the
series creators and "quarterlife" cast.
"It's exciting to bring 'quarterlife' to iTunes," said Marshall
Herskovitz, co-creator of the series. "We're overwhelmed with the
enthusiasm the show has received to date and we're thrilled to give fans
another opportunity to watch the show with iTunes, and it's exciting that
viewers can take their favorite episodes with them wherever they go on
their iPod or iPhone."
"quarterlife" marks the first time that an independent project of this
kind has been owned and controlled by its creators -- as well as the first
occasion that an Internet series has been created alongside a social
network, quarterlife.com (http://www.quarterlife.com). "quarterlife" will air as
an hour-long drama series on NBC beginning on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00
p.m. ET, which will be the first time a major TV network broadcasts an
Internet series. After the premiere, the show will move to its regular time
slot on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET, beginning on March 2, and will continue on
NBC for five weeks.
Known for their incisive portrayals of relationships and experience
during life's key passages, "quarterlife" takes on the crucial years
between 20 and 30, when so many of life's important decisions are made.
"quarterlife" tells the ongoing stories of six creative people in their
twenties. As with Herskovitz and Zwick's earlier series, at the center of
"quarterlife" is a commitment to realism, and the recognition of universal
human themes through the truthful depiction of the way young people speak,
work, think, love, argue, and just have fun.
The cast stars Bitsie Tulloch as Dylan ("Lonelygirl15," "Lost," "The
West Wing"), Maite Schwartz as Lisa ("Medium," "Dexter," "House of Grimm"),
Scott Michael Foster as Jed ("Greek," "The Horrible Flowers"), David Walton
as Danny ("Heist," "Cracking Up"), Michelle Lombardo as Debra ("Click,"
"Entourage," "October Road"), Kevin Christy as Andy ("Love Don't Cost a
Thing"), and Barret Swatek as Brittany ("Seventh Heaven," "The 40-Year-Old
Starting with Dylan (Tulloch), a young woman whose overly truthful
video blog (on quarterlife.com of course) spills the closest secrets of her
friends, the show's characters - filmmakers Danny (Walton) and Jed
(Foster), actress- bartender Lisa (Schwartz), geek-extraordinaire Andy
(Christy), and still-tied- to-her-parents Debra (Lombardo) -- chart the
sometimes excruciating, sometimes comic, often emotional experiences that
comprise coming of age in the 21st century.
"quarterlife" initially launched on MyspaceTV.com and on
quarterlife.com in November 2007. quarterlife.com is home to an
accompanying social network devoted to facilitating the same coming of age
as the series.