Fans of the Netflix series EastSiders will want to mark their calendars for Sunday, December 1, as that's when the popular LGBTQ show is beginning its final bow.
Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that was able to raise over $140,000 from fans, the Emmy-nominated series that stars As the World Turns alum Van Hansis (ex-Brad Snyder) and General Hospital alum Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa Niles) was given one more season. According to Deadline, the upcoming final season will consist of six episodes and will pick up with the characters one year later.
"Season four tackles heavy, adult-world questions like how do two human beings make love last? What does commitment really look like in a long-term relationship? And what unique challenges does a 'gay marriage' present?" states the outlet along with a teaser that reads, "Cal (Kit Williamson) and Thom (Hansis) are back home from Season 3's cross-country road trip, still a couple but wondering if they are really just best friends with benefits. Douglas (Willam Belli) and Quincy (Stephen Guarino) are engaged to be married, but with very different ideas about what a gay wedding should be. Hillary (Brown) and Ian (Halbach) are cohabiting peacefully; and Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon) and Derrick (Leith M. Burke) have taken a huge step in their relationship by fostering a child."
Some new actors have joined the cast, including Jake Choi as Thom's editor Clifford; Hailee Sahar and Tom Lenk as Derrick's coworkers and confidantes at the hospital; Daniel Newman as a playboy with a heart of gold; Lin Shaye as Quincy's conservative mother; and Bryan Batt as Cal's estranged father Richard, whose sudden return challenges Cal's relationship with his mother Valerie (Traci Lords).
Meanwhile, Drag Race alums Manila Luzon and Katya Zomoldova will appear as members of Douglas' all-star bridal party, while social media stars Max Emerson, Chris Salvatore, and, and Jai Rodriguez will round out the production crew sent to document the ceremony.
EastSiders debuted in 2012 via Logo TV's website and was later made available via Vimeo's on demand service. Netflix picked up the series in 2016, which was a huge surprise to the series' creator, Kit Williamson.
"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," he said back in 2016. "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."
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