Fox Digital Studio announced today that the series Bad Samaritans and the feature Shotgun Wedding will premiere on Netflix on March 31 and April 1, respectively. The Walt Becker-produced Bad Samaritans will have all episodes of its first season available simultaneously. Here’s today’s release:
Los Angeles, CA – Fox Digital Studio will premiere its original comedy series “Bad Samaritans” on March 31st, and original feature film “Shotgun Wedding” on April 1st, both via Netflix streaming.
“Bad Samaritans” was produced by Walt Becker, director of “Van Wilder” and “Wild Hogs,” and creator of TBS’s “Glory Daze” in partnership with Fox Digital Studio specifically for digital distribution. The ensemble cast includes Julianna Guill (“Friday the 13th”), Brian Kubach (“Piranha”), Tommy Snider (“Cartoon Cartoon Fridays”), Alice Hunter (“Girlhouse”), Robert LaSardo (“Nip/Tuck”), and David Faustino (“Married with Children”). The show also includes guest starring roles by Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”), Brian Huskey (“Veep”), Matt Bush (“Glory Daze”), and Armin Shimerman (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). The series tells the story of a young couple who accidentally starts a forest fire as they’re breaking up and gets sentenced to 2000 hours of community service. Each episode takes place at a different assignment that they have to complete alongside a cast of eccentric parolees. Following the trend of previous Fox Digital shows, all five episodes in the first season will be made available simultaneously.
“Shotgun Wedding,” written by Worm Miller and Patrick Casey, was produced by Yaron Kaplan and is the first feature for filmmaker Danny Roew, whose short film “Dog Lovers” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. The ensemble cast includes Mike Damus (“Trust Me”), Kim Shaw (“The Good Wife”), James Eckhouse (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Bonita Friedericy (“Chuck”), Joel McKinnon Miller (“Big Love”), Kevin Christy(“The New Normal”), Kelsey Ford (“Adventureland”), Da’Vone McDonald (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), Eric Jungmann (“Not Another Teen Movie”), Megan Heyn (“Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23”), Rasika Mathur (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), Eric Nenninger (“Generation Kill”), Elana Krausz, and stand-up comedian Sean Patton. The dark comedy follows the events of a wedding weekend that begins to unravel when the groom accidentally shoots the Maid of Honor in the face, leading to a cover up by his mother and an escalating body count.