“It’s a difficult time to be LGBT in America right now, and I wanted to stick a rainbow flag in the tradition of the Great American Road Trip,” said Williamson. “LGBT people have the same claim to the beautiful sights of this country as everyone else. By shooting with a skeleton crew we were able to take the characters out of their comfort zone in a way that few television shows have been able to. I’m amazed at how the series has grown over the last five years and we couldn’t ask for a better partner than Wolfe Video.”
EastSiders is produced by Williamson, who plays Cal, and his husband, Halbalch, who portrays Ian. Van Hansis, who plays Thom, will also return, along with Brianna Brown (Cal’s sister Hillary), Traci Lords (Cal’s mom Val) and Matthew McKelligon (Jeremy).
An early preview of the new season will be shown at three film festivals, including Cinema Diverse! The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24; Reeling 35: The Chicago LGBTQ International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 26; and NewFest in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 21.
EastSiders returns Tuesday, Nov. 28.