Felicia Day announces Dragon Age Web series
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Felicia Day, creator and star of Web series The Guild, will star in a new Web series, Dragon Age: Redemption, which she wrote and co-produced based on the role-playing game.
She made the announcement today by tweeting the name of her “mystery project” and linking to USA Today’s article on the upcoming series. Day had been hinting at her project via Twitter, finally telling her followers last night that she’d spill the beans today.
Been teasing #mysteryproject but it will be announced tomorrow, promise. Can only hint that it’s based in a world you may know, gamers…
Day also named crew members last night: “@peterwinther was our director,” “@gregaronowitz did production design MAGIC, and John Bartley, DP on 6 seasons of Lost, was our DP!” and “@actordougjones from Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Silver Surfer, is part of our cast!”
She told followers today that a teaser trailer will run on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night and that she spent two months doing research, did two play-throughs, and spent the summer writing for the new Web series.
Day will play an Elven assassin named Tallis. “Day’s six-episode run, due to hit the Web this year, is set in Ferelden, the same fantasy land in which 2009’s Dragon Age: Origins and the upcoming sequel Dragon Age II play out. In the Tolkienesque sword-and-sorcery adventure game, several races join forces to combat a scourge called the Darkspawn (think of them as cousins to the orcs in The Lord of the Rings),” according to USA Today.
“I am an organic gamer and I love games, and I particularly love this franchise,” Day told USA Today. “I put every single effort into making this something that gamers will be proud of. Even though we were constrained a lot as a Web series, none of the people who were involved took that as a constraint. They took that as a challenge.”
Fans can find Day in upcoming episodes of Syfy show Eureka and expect a fifth season of The Guild on Microsoft’s Xbox Live. A Syfy original movie featuring Day, Red: Werewolf Hunter, had premiered at the end of October. She previously played in two episodes of Joss Whedon’s Fox show Dollhouse and had a leading role in Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, also starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. According to reports in April 2010, Dr. Horrible might return for a sequel.
If you’re wondering about Dragon Age II, which comes out March 8, Felicia Day tweeted at a fan: “The new game is totally dope, I got to play DA2 for ‘research’ last week.”
Also, remember Day’s music video for The Guild?