“MisSpelled” tells the tale of “five very different young women who must learn to work together after they mysteriously acquire magical powers.” Gabriela Banus, Carina Perez, Chelsea Jones, Vyvy Nguyen star as the witches along with Lindsey McDowell, who also wrote and created the new web series.
On her inspiration to tell the story of five young women of color who are witches, McDowell says:
“For one, I wanted an opportunity to work with some of my friends who are all so talented but we never get the chance to play the ‘series’ leads or even audition for parts that are outside of what the industry has already tried to ‘typecast’ us as. Second, I have always loved the idea of magic and witches. Starting with my grandmother who was filled with the most magnificent witchy/spooky/and spiritual stories. She was born in 1919 and grew up in the deep south as a sharecropper. She was very religious and even more so…enchanting! She was fascinated herself with sci-fi, spirituality and witchcraft and that definitely rubbed off on my cousins and I.”
We’ve covered “MisSpelled” previously when it launched this summer, and now after its first four episodes the production team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to continue the series. They’re seeking to raise $75,000, with about two weeks left in the campaign.
Find the series trailer below, followed by the Kickstarter pitch: