Riese the Series has wowed viewers since it launched its premiere episode, “Hunt,” on November 1, 2009, on KoldCast and YouTube. Since that time, they’ve have over 1,000,000 views. Chapter 1 wrapped up two weeks ago on January 4th and Chapter 2 begins on February 1st. So as not to leave us high and dry when we’ve come to rely on our Riese fix every two weeks, Riese the Series has graciously posted a trailer for Chapter 2 and it looks soooooooo good. We are definitely going to see more of this incredible world that co-creator Ryan Copple was telling us about when we spoke with him last September. Already at the top of the list of best web series of 2009, this show promises to just keep getting better in 2010.
Riese is a sci-fi/fantasy series richly influenced by history, mythology, folklore and steampunk. It follows a young woman and her companion, a wolf named Fenrir, who travel through a collapsing world trying to piece together the fragmented memories of her past while attempting to evade the dangerous religious cult that hunts her. With a high budget compared to other web series, and filmed on the RED camera in high definition, the show is visually beautiful. The wardrobe, music and depth of story all contribute to creating the world of Eleysia.
Riese features sci-fi regulars such as Christine Chatelain (Sanctuary, Supernatural, The Collector), Sharon Taylor (Smallville, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka), Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe, Battlestar Galactica), Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island, Stargate Atlantis, Taken), Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis), Peter Kelamis (Stargate Universe, Dragon Ball Z, The X-Files), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary, jPod, Battlestar Galactica), Allessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Death Note), and Allison Mack (Smallville, Alice & Huck).
Check out more information about Riese the Series here:
Riese the Series Official Web Page
Riese the Series Store (Buy Merchandise! Fund Chapter 3!)
Riese the Series Channel on YouTube
Riese the Series on KoldCast.TV
Riese the Series Official Forum
Riese the Series on Facebook
Riese the Series on Twitter
Riese the Series Fansite