Thrilling NIGHTWING Web Series Episode 1 - "Deathstroke"
A couple of years ago a fan-made short film called "Batman: Nightwing Vs. Red Hood" was created and released by Jeremy Le and Danny Shepard. It was a pretty big success for them, so they turned to Kickstarter to fund a bigger Nightwing project. They surpassed their funding goal and created a five part mini-series. The first episode of that series has been released online, and it has some cool action sequences. It's a fun first episode, but the storytelling is a little weak. Hopefully it will get better as it goes on, but I think it's still worth checking out. Here's the synopsis:
"Nightwing: The Series" follows the story of Batman's former sidekick, Dick Grayson aka Robin. After a falling out with his mentor, Dick abandons Gotham and everyone in it. Emerging in the City of Bludhaven years later, Dick takes on the guise of "Nightwing” easily defeating the petty criminals who infest it. But he soon realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew when a mysterious and dangerous assassin only known as ‘Deathstroke, begins targeting Bludhaven citizens. Can he defend his new home and the lives of it's inhabitants from the most dangerous foe he’s ever faced!? Only time will tell in this epic 5 part mini-series!
I also included a little background information on how this project came together from the Kickstarter page:
“After watching the original we promised we wouldn’t make a sequel, unless we could make it look like a huge Hollywood production. And we got our chance.
"A local studio here in Las Vegas, MG Studio has offered to help produce a web series with us focusing on Nightwing and a few other DC Universe characters!
"MG Studio has already provided us with a ton of resources to make this new Fan series happen! The only problem is it’s not enough to bring this new vision for a very cinematic and theatrical film to life.
"We will primarily be spending the funds on high quality costumes and props as well as being able to gain locations that are otherwise unattainable.”
Check out the first episode, and let us know if you're looking forward to seeing the future episodes.