Cracked’s New Miniseries Serves as Antidote to Hero Genre

/ Aug 7, 2014

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Cracked Studios recently unveiled “Antiheroes,” a series that plays on the idea that having superpowers—let alone the obligation to use them—may be more work than it’s worth.

Written by Cody Johnston, the five-part miniseries stars Michael Swaim, Greg Scali, Katy Stoll, Stevie Nelson, Nathan Turner, and Johnston himself. The first two episodes are currently available on Cracked.com, with the third coming out tomorrow and the remaining two set to roll out next week.

As Johnston described the show’s origins, “We saw ‘The Avengers’ and wondered why no one ever tried to take a little nap or just dick around on their phone to unwind, so we made this.”

Directed by Abe Epperson and produced by Jen Roskind, “Antiheroes” marks an effort for Cracked to break out from peers like Funny or Die and College Humor by following a longer narrative thread. The miniseries’ release follows that of “Jedi School,” “Rom Dot Com,” and “Welcome Back, Potter” as part of Cracked’s 2014 lineup.

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