HULU Premieres Original Series CURSE OF THE CRIMSON MASK From Award Winning Filmmaker
CURSE OF THE CRIMSON MASK is an inventive new series that joins HULU's impressive lineup up of original content, exclusive content and programming from major networks such as FOX, NBCUniversal, ABC, and The CW.
The series, based on creator Elias Plagianos' debut feature film "The Crimson Mask", won him a Best Television Director award at the L.A. Film & TV Festival. " I think we have taken all the best elements of the film, and transitioned it to the series in a clever way. Audiences can connect now more than ever to this story of two men who would risk everything to overcome their debts, but whether they also consider the show's complicatEd Moral center is up to them. Either way the series is still pure entertainment and escapism," says Plagianos.
The show, a crime noir thriller with strong fantasy undertones, tells the story of a desperate businessman (Josh Burrow) and a pro wrestler who's fallen on hard times (Robert Clohessy). They find their fates colliding in an alternate universe New York City where an ancient conspiracy could prove the path to redemption.
Executive Producer and star Robert Clohessy was able to fit this project in his busy schedule as a recurring character on CBS' "Blue Bloods", and HBO's " Boardwalk Empire" for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award. " The film was so well received in the independent film community, winning something like 40 awards from all over the world, that I was a bit apprehensive about taking it to a series. Eventually I realized this was a great opportunity to reach a whole new audience, and I love how the episodes play out. It reminds me of the Twilight Zone," states Clohessy.