Prepare to delve into a fantastic world full of mystery, monsters and murder most foul with RELICS AND RARITIES, an original weekly, episodic series premiering in February 2019 from Geek & Sundry and created in collaboration with Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, True Blood).
RELICS AND RARITIES is based on the classic game Dungeons & Dragons. Each episode will premiere first on Alpha – the Legendary-owned subscription service, home to premium content from Geek & Sundry and Nerdist – and promises to be unlike any other RPG series. A first-look teaser of the show can be found here.
Woll, whose creative vision shaped the show, will serve as both Dungeon Master and storyteller on each episode, guiding a cast of adventurers in a race against time to stop an unholy prophecy from coming to fruition. But unlike traditional scripted shows, their actions – and the storyline – depend on the gameplay.
Set in a mysterious curio shop in the sleepy town of Bellbrook, RELICS AND RARITIES combines gripping storytelling, thrilling gameplay, and a dash of the unknown as the cast complete puzzles, fulfill missions, and wield their chosen relics in a way that fans of RPG shows have never seen, and fans who are not familiar with the RPG format can easily step into. Part procedural, part game, and part graphic adventure, the show is sure to ignite the imaginations of fans across genres.
“I’m so excited to finally announce my new show, Relics and Rarities,” Woll said. “We’ve assembled a stellar creative team, along with amazingly intricate set design, props and puzzles, a hilarious and surprising cast – and an original world and campaign of my own creation.” Telegraphing the season’s worth of surprises and special guest appearances, she continued, “You’ll have to watch to see what tricks I have up my sleeve.”
With a core cast that includes Tommy Walker (Daredevil,Henry Danger), Julia Dennis (Lofty Dreams, What Would You Do), Jasmine Bhullar (Starter Kit: Vampire the Masquerade, Twitch’s ThatBronzeGirl) and Xander Jeanneret (King of Nerds, Sagas of Sundry), each episode also features secret celebrity guests, completing unique and compelling missions in the entirely original world that Woll has created.
RELICS AND RARITIES is obsessively watchable and intended as much for lifelong D&D fans as it is for viewers who just love adventure, mystery, and intrigue. “Welcoming fans who have not yet experienced collaborative storytelling is an established mission of Geek & Sundry,” said Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) SVP of Production and Programming, Jason Corey, “and partnering with Deborah Ann Woll has been a dream come true for us. We’re thrilled to be able to elevate and broaden the platform for a female Dungeon Master and to expand the fandom for this unique and exciting genre.”
Members of Alpha, LDN’s premium streaming entertainment service, will have access to new episodes before anyone else. Alpha was founded to empower fans to experience programming they love in a unique and customizable way, with fully interactive live channels, high-value on-demand content, exclusive shows, and a host of innovative features. Since its launch in 2016, Alpha has given members unprecedented access to engage directly with on-air personalities and form immersive communities around their passions.
LDN’s Alpha subscription streaming service is the premium of new content from both Geek & Sundryand Nerdist, such as Talkin’ Toons, Sagas of Sundry, G&S Painters Guild, Because Science and Bizarre States offering early access to this original content and additional member perks.