Prepare to press play: These digital properties caught our eye at the increasingly buzzworthy NewFronts presentations in NYC
Clarence Darrow, NYTimes
The Times will stream a performance of the London-based Old Vic Theatre’s Clarence Darrow, starring Kevin Spacey. We’re expecting a great performance by Spacey — and maybe a monkey or two.
The bazillion-dollar videogame gets its own series; sci-fi nerds get their own reason for living.
Other Space, Yahoo
Paul Feig will exec-produce eight episodes chronicling “a misfit group of space adventurers.” Freaks and Geeks in space? We’ll take it.
From exec producer Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), this series takes old detective shows and replaces the main character with a modern-day actor, who reacts to the original lines with “fish-out-of-water” dialogue. Can Badger and Skinny Pete please take on Dragnet?
Up To Speed, Hulu
If you’ve never seen Richard Linklater’s documentary The Cruise about eccentric tour guide Timothy “Speed” Levitch, go watch it now. Then get excited for this returning series.
Eyesore, Time Inc.
It’s nice to see the very funny Rachel Dratch back with this home-makeover show from Time Inc. (parent company of EW), which costars her childhood friend Alec Holland, an interior decorator and organizational expert.
Sin City Saints, Yahoo
Mike Tollin (Smallville) teams with TV director Bryan Gordon (Curb Your Enthusiasm) for a show that follows “a Las Vegas-based pro basketball expansion team.” Plus, the title is fun to say three times fast.
The Hotwives of Orlando, Hulu
This reality TV send-up stars Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Angela Kinsey (The Office), and Kristen Schaal (30 Rock), as they “fight over pretty much everything except their love of shoes.”
Despite a boring premise (word-for-word reenactments of court docs), the promising first episode “What Is a Photocopier?” proves that the real world sometimes produces the best absurdist comedy.
So Much More, AOL
Back in 2012, punk singer Tom Gabel of Against Me! came out as a transgender woman, changing her name to Laura Jane Grace. Now she’s sharing her moving journey.