Celebrities have been experimenting in web series for several years now, often to mixed success. The low-cost of entry and the creative freedom that web series production allows makes it an ideal ground for amateurs and experienced filmmakers alike, to express themselves without the production overheads associated with television Hollywood film.
This list highlights not only the bigger and more successful celeb backed web series available to watch today, but also some of the underrated, or under-watched gems that you may have missed.
#1 – Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Forget the long-running 1990′s sitcom about a neurotic stand-up and his strange assortment of friends for a minute. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is Jerry Seinfeld’s true masterpiece – an absurdly funny and deeply entertaining web series that coincidentally happens to be about precisely nothing. It’s a theme the observational humourist clearly has fun exploring.
When your series can be entirely summed up in a mere five words, and you use all of then to construct said series’ title, your content had better be king, because at this point you have nothing else to hind behind. Thankfully Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee does not disappoint.
Devised by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee provided a unique opportunity for the talented stand-up to re-start his comedy career after a near three year absence from our sceeens. The comparatively low-cost of web series, combined with its global availability allowed Seinfeld to bounce back following the mixed critical and commercial success of his animated debut “Bee Movie”.