America Ferrera Speed Dates In “Christine,” A New Series From Digital Channel WIGS
LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — “Christine,” starring America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) premieres today as the latest WIGS digital series on YouTube. Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the twelve-part series will air new episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Christine (Ferrera) is a warm but enigmatic woman attending a speed dating event. As the evening progresses, she meets a variety of men from the sweet, to the neurotic, to the totally smug. Actors playing her suitors include: Gary Dourdan, Eric Balfour, Martin Starr, and more. The dates are sometimes funny, sometimes tense, and always revealing. But as the men open up to Christine about their lives and what they are looking for in an ideal partner, Christine’s own intentions grow more and more unclear.
“With each guy that sits in front of Christine, the relationship becomes something completely different…and unexpected,” remarked Ferrera. “And I think she’s taken by surprise by it and so are the men that are sitting across from her.”
Garcia commented, “I love the speed dating scenario because it addresses right away my favorite mystery: identity. Who is this person really, and what does she want for herself?”
Over the coming weeks and months, WIGS will be releasing content produced with a renowned group of writers and filmmakers, all starring female leads. Upcoming programming showcases actors including: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Beals, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Jason Isaacs, Allison Janney, Jane Kaczmarek, Rosanna Arquette, Walton Goggins, Jimmy Wolk, Gary Cole, Tim DeKay, and Catherine O’Hara.
News Corp. Digital Media Group (NDM), a division of News Corporation, is the marketing partner for WIGS.
WIGS is a new digital channel, launched in May 2012 by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, and Jake Avnet, featuring world-class talent in original series, short films, documentaries and other content exploring female characters. Dozens of episodes will be premiering in the coming months. The channel can be found at www.youtube.com/wigs, www.youtube.com/wigsespanol, and www.watchwigs.com.