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Anna Paquin, Maggie Grace to Lead WIGS' New Web Series SUSANNA

April 8
7:14 2013

Anna Paquin, Maggie Grace to Lead WIGS' New Web Series SUSANNA

WIGS has officially given SUSANNA, its lastest web series, the greenlight.

According to Deadline, the Youtube channel has ordered a 12-episode first season, with TRUE BLOOD's Anna Paquin and LOST's Maggie Grace set to star.

SUSANNA follows "two sisters, Katie (Paquin), the mother of a newborn, and her younger sister, Susanna (Grace), an investment banker on the rise who has no interest in becoming a mother. When Katie develops acute postpartum depression and is hospitalized, Susanna must take care of her sister and her sister's child while trying to keep the biggest business opportunity of her life from being derailed by her sister's illness."

The series will also co-star Virginia Madsen and Rob Benedict.

For the original report, head on over to Deadline.

WIGS was launched in May 2012 by director/producers Jon Avnet ("BLACK SWAN," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Risky Business"), Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment," "Big Love") and Jake Avnet, and is now the No. 1 channel for scripted drama on YouTube, with over 24 million views to date and more than 100,000 subscribers. The channel offers high-end original series, short films, and documentaries, all starring female leads. Popular series on the WIGS channel include BLUE, about a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an upscale escort, starringJulia Stiles, Uriah Shelton, and Jeanne Tripplehorn; LAUREN, about the consequences of dealing with sexual assault in the military, starring Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals; SERENA, a story of lust, temptation and forbidden love, starring Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina.

In February of 2013, FOX Broadcasting Company (FOX) entered into a multi-year pact with WIGS. The programming, marketing and distribution partnership is designed to expand the breadth of offerings through the WIGS channel, and test and nurture dramatic concepts and talent in the digital realm.

To watch all current WIGS series, visit www.youtube.com/wigs or www.youtube.com/wigsespanol. And, stay updated on WIGS via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +. For more information, visit www.watchwigs.com.

Photo by: Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd

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