Netflix began streaming gay comedy
Eastsiders on July 1.
The dark comedy takes a look at the
lives of Cal (played by Kit Williamson) and Thom (Van Hansis), who
are trying to make sense of their relationship after infidelity.
The show's first two episodes premiered
on YouTube in 2012 and the entire first season was later broadcast as
a television movie on cabler Logo.
Belli, Satya Bhabha to join cast of EastSiders.)
Creator and star Williamson wrote about
the pickup in an IndieWire.com op-ed.
“I wish I could say that I predicted
this, that it was all part of some master plan, but the truth is I
had no idea a series could have as many lives as EastSiders
has had,” Williamson
wrote. “My goals when I created the show were simple; I wanted
to write, direct and star in a project and see it through to
completion, because I had been involved in so many micro budget
projects that never saw the light of day. I also wanted to create
the kind of LGBT series that TV networks refuse to, one where the
main characters were not only gay, but flawed, complex individuals
trying to navigate their messy lives, just like their straight
On Twitter, Williamson added that he
was working on season 3, but offered no details.