Felicia Day lands another internet gig - VIDEO
More fallout from Dr. Horrible, as machinima.com has hired Felicia Day to write a new sit-com. Of course, her work on The Guild probably had a lot to do with it as well. This is not just any sit-com though. It takes place inside a video game. Kind of implied by her employer, I know, but I think the fact that I recognize Gus Sorola on sight probably puts me in the minority.
Anyway... Lon over at Tubefilter got a chance to talk with Felicia about the new project. The short version is that she's still in the writing stage, so there is no cast at the moment. She wanted to take "archetypal characters from sit-coms and place them in a fantastical world." So long as that doesn't mean a fat stupid guy with a really hot wife, I like it as a starting point. The show is set to launch in the fall with five short episodes that will combine into one half hour pilot. Audience feedback will influence four more possible half hour segments.
If you have no idea what Machinima is, the simplest way I can put it is creating CGI using real time 3D game engines. If you really want to read more about it, the Wikipedia entry is a nice place to start. It even mentions the creation that was my introduction to Machinima, and is still one of my favorites, Larry and Lenny Lumberjack in Apartment Huntin'. Also always worth a look: Red vs. Blue.