No matter how our individual feelings are about the hot-button issue that politics is, everyone remembers the street slogan/meme, "Everybody Sucks 2016." Two years ago, tensions were running so high and nerves were so raw that many families, friends, and co-workers across the nation instituted a "politics-free zone" rule so that relationships wouldn't be damaged over holidays and regular get-togethers. Nevertheless, social damage occurred. Post by post, Facebook friends found themselves unfriended. People (including celebrities) threatened to leave the country claiming "political asylum." Bumper stickers and yard signs alienated neighbors from one another.
Think back to 2016 and just imagine if you could have escaped all of the chaos and started up your very own nation with like-minded people. Sounds perfect, right? That's exactly what three fed-up citizens do in the brand-new comedy web series, IndigNation. L.A.-based sisters, Melissa Harkness, an actress and Marian Harkness, a commercial production professional, have teamed up along with actors Philip Casale and Lyssa Mandel to bring you a web series made up of tiny, "fun-sized" episodes which will each be just a few minutes long.
The web series officially premieres soon on September 25th, next Tuesday but The Talko has the exclusive trailer to share with our readers now.
The trio of citizens is made up of a hodgepodge of characters such as a rich housewife (Melissa Harkness co-creator and actress of many short films including Rolling Romance, Dial M for Morons), ex-political aide (Philip Casale from popular websites such as Welcome to Hell w/ Vincent Welles, Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show, and It's the Dean Martin Holiday Show!) and a free-spirited and somewhat goofy humanitarian (Lyssa Mandel, host, and producer of the critically acclaimed podcast The B**** Seat and from films such as High Maintenance, and You Only Die Once).
Together, these three members of a brand-new nation named "Bewenor" (pronounced like Be-winner) have to band together in order to create their new homeland including coming up with a flag, constitution and deciding who's going to be President. As you can imagine, madness (and hilarity) ensues.
A review is already in and the show's future is looking promising. "The trio's chemistry and comedic timing make for a brilliant series about a new nation's struggle that makes the American political scene look laughable in comparison."
Join Bewenor next Tuesday for some great laughs!