Soap stars' critically acclaimed web series, Eastsiders, hits Netflix
Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2016 10:16:28 AM
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Soap stars' critically acclaimed web series, Eastsiders, hits Netflix
Eastsiders, the popular web series starring As the World Turns alum Van Hansis (ex-Luke Snyder) and General Hospital alum Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa Niles), has been added to Netflix.

Fans who just can't get enough of As the World Turns alum Van Hansis (ex-Luke Snyder) and General Hospital alum Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa Niles) are in luck, because the actors' popular web series, Eastsiders, has been picked up by Netflix.

Viewers can now tune in to both seasons of the heartfelt LGBT series that also stars Mad Men alum Kit Williamson (who also created the series) on the movie streaming service.

"I wish I could say that I predicted this, that it was all part of some master plan, but the truth is I had no idea a series could have as many lives as EastSiders has had," Williamson told Indie Wire of the series' success. "My goals when I created the show were simple; I wanted to write, direct and star in a project and see it through to completion, because I had been involved in so many micro budget projects that never saw the light of day. I also wanted to create the kind of LGBT series that TV networks refuse to, one where the main characters were not only gay, but flawed, complex individuals trying to navigate their messy lives, just like their straight friends."

Eastsiders, which follows gay couple Cal (Williamson) and Thom (Hansis) as they struggle with infidelity and substance abuse, debuted in 2012 and was later made available via Logo TV's website and Vimeo's on demand service. It has won several awards including Best Web Drama from LA Weekly Web Awards and the Indie Series Award for Best Ensemble.

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