The popular lesbian web series Staring From … Now! is coming soon to a TV screen near you.
Almost two years to the day after writer/director Julie Kalceff published the first seven-minute, self-funded episode of her drama on YouTube, the show will screen on SBS 2 after its world premiere at the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Starting from… Now! explores the lives of four inner-Sydney lesbians as they struggle to work out who they are, find a place where they belong, and maybe even find someone to love along the way.
Kalceff said the series told stories that were missing from Australian television.
“We certainly never foresaw the series amassing 20 million views online,” she said.
“I was really heartened that both Screen Australia and Screen NSW wanted to help us take the show to the next level.”
Producer Rosie Lourde said the web series world had made it possible to build an audience and prove a concept which previously wouldn’t have been made.
“Twenty million views is huge, and you simply can’t argue with the numbers – we’re excited the industry is taking this format seriously,” she said.
The fourth season of Starting from… Now! will premiere on SBS 2 on March 7.
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