After a 45-Day crowdfunding campaign at Rivit TV, the comedy series “Hollyweed” seemed like it wouldn’t get a chance at life.
Last Friday, however, writer/director Kevin Smith revealed to all of the show’s contributors via RivitTV.com that while their initial goal of $5 million was not met, Rivit TV will be producing the series themselves without crowdsourcing. Including the pilot, this will bring the episode total for the season down to four rather than the previously announced seven.
“I wanna thank you for the tremendous support that you’ve shown throughout our Hollyweed Green Light process,” said Smith, “We may not have reached our intended goal, but because of your passion for the pilot and all the positive feedback for the project, Rivit TV and other partners have decided to produce the next three episodes of Hollyweed season one themselves!”
Smith continued, “This means for anyone that made a pledge, your credit card will NOT be charged. Instead, when the episodes are finished, you’ll be able to purchase them exclusively at RivitTV.com. So stay tuned to the Rivit website to see all the behind-the-scenes action when Donnell and I start shooting the next three episodes of Hollyweed in October!”
Smith went on to thank all fans involved: “This is only happening because of you! Your enthusiasm for the show is helping us build the future of audience powered TV. Many thanks and we’ll see you at the pot shop!”
“Hollyweed” resumes production this October.