Talk about feeling like you missed out on the party of a lifetime! Thanks to the fine folks at Shipwrecked Comedy, and a whole bunch of backers through Kickstarter, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party will be coming to YouTube this August. Take a moment and check out the exclusive trailer for this literary whodunit above.
As we reported in February, the new show is an offshoot of Shipwrecked’s A Tell Tale Vlog and follows the tale of Edgar Allen Poe (Sean Persaud) and Lenore (Sinead Persaud) as they throw a dinner party for the literary ages. In attendance, all your favorite classic authors from Ernest Hemingway (Joey Richter) to Charlotte Brontë (Ashley Clements) and H.G. Wells (Blake Silver), and that’s just three from the guest list! Annabel Lee (Mary Kate Wiles), Agatha Christ (Margie Mintz), and Dostoevsky (Clayton Snyder) also attend, and from the trailer it would seem murder, romance, and comedy all have a place at the table. I don’t know about you, but it is extremely satisfying to see so many familiar faces from my favorite online series on screen again. (Not to mention Parks and Recreation‘s Jim O’Heir and RocketJump’s Jimmy Wong as blundering constables!) More than a thousand people raised over $72k on Kickstarter to bring this production to life earlier this year. Seeing all their hard work come to fruition so quickly and with such style is hugely rewarding.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party premieres on August 22. There are 10 episodes in the new series for you to look forward to and more than 20 characters from literary history for you see come to life. Check them all out in the gallery below, and make sure you tune into Shipwrecked Comedy’s YouTube page and subscribe so you don’t miss a single episode!
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