RT just announced in their Pax East panel that they are shifting away from RT Shorts for the time being. Instead they will be replacing it with series of 3-8 episodes each (some comedic some dramatic). One example given was of Marshall and Burnie on a pee-wee football team. What does everybody think of the shift from one-off shorts to a succession of series?
I would definitely enjoy this new series just because it's a change. What really got me wanting to see this was the other example Burnie gave which was "post apocalyptic scenario in which if you fall asleep you die". The premise is good enough to get me excited and I hope they show some examples of this at RTX.
I'm very excited! I'm also a bit nervous, though, to be honest.
We all know they can do comedy, but I hope their new writer will help them make their dramatic series a success. The last parts of RvB Season 9 was a small but real test of whether RT could pull off drama - and to be honest I was a little disappointed in the result. But I love RT - always will, so here's to having faith in their new stuff being jaw-droppingly great, and supporting them forever.
To me, RT has already proved that they could pull off dramatic elements with season 6 and 8. I too was disappointed in Season 9, if only because not a heck of a lot happened. It seemed the main reason was to build up the freelancers as characters to set the stage for Season 10. Anyways, I am excited that they will be producing what will essentially be short films. I am interested to see if they shift back towards RT Office members as characters as in Season 1 and 2, or stick with the more zany one-off ideas of Season 3 and 4.
I think this idea is excellent, now that RT has a lot of writers not everyone will like every short, I for example prefer the older shorts written by Burnie/Joel etc. Now we can pick and choose what series we will follow and continue to watch, and RT can decide which ideas they want to flesh out more.
Fantastic concept, only thing I'm a bit iffy on is the name "Serieses" but I suppose you can't explain it any other way.
At first I was crushed at the fact they were moving away from the RT Shorts. It was the shorts they led me to Roosterteeth in the first place, so in a way I feel gratitude towards Roosterteeth for making them. But, I have to have faith that what ever happens, it's gonna be good. The clip from The Break Room was pretty funny and it would be nice to see some continuity of plot in other projects besides RVB. So in the end I'm just gonna sit back and watch what ever comes out of Rooosterteeth.
I really like that they are trying new things. It might make it it easier for them to think along a plot line for a short time rather than having to continually come up with different ideas for each short. I will miss the short, but RT has this way of pulling people in no matter what they do.