Actors from Smallville and other TV shows. The writer of Go, Big Fish and Charlie’s Angels. Web star Ze Frank. Famous-for-other-things-but-now-all-about–the-web Justine Bateman. All these people and more are involved in what sounds like a promising upcoming web series, The Remnants.
The show was unveiled for the first time this week as part of a broader announcement from NBC detailing the slate of original productions it created in partnership with new media studio 60Frames. It was described as “a quirky and comedic story of a group of friends who search for answers and survival, upon realizing they are some of society’s last living inhabitants in post-something Los Angeles.”
Since the studios let the cat out of the bag, writer John August posted 2 minutes from the pilot on Vimeo and wrote about it on his blog. According to August, the project is still in development and won’t necessarily become a series. The part that’s done was shot during the WGA strike.
August describes the show as “a comedy about a group of squabbling survivors in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Tonally, it’s a cross between The Stand and The Office.” The 2 minutes were promising, if a little hard to grok. Right at the end of the clip, Ze Frank gets a roshambo mention in, so that’s a good sign.