From Steambot Studios comes the animated work “Urbance,” which I first profiled in January of 2013, and have been tracking since.
At the time of my last post, plans were for it to eventually become a TV series. While they had been working on the project for over 3 years, there was still much to be done, most importantly, money to be raised – which they did successfully last fall (2014), via Kickstarter, in the sum of $229,301 CAD (which is about $175,000 US).
Almost a year later, a first trailer for what will indeed be a series has been released, and is embedded below.
The “Urbance” synopsis reads: In the big city, gender war rises. Sex is prohibited because of a genetic deadly virus. Ruled by hate and anger, boys and girls grow up apart from each other, forming rivals gangs. Among these lost teenagers, Kenzell and lesya will fight adversity and defy all the rules in order to live their love and restore peace.
“Urbance” comes from Canadian director Joel Dos Reis Viegas, made for Steambot Studios (a Canada & USA-based development studio who work in a variety of media platforms, including film and TV).
The new trailer follows immediately below (underneath, you’ll find the very first promo the filmmakers shared 3 years ago to refresh your memory). No ETA yet, or where the series will eventually end up.