Last week’s inaugural run of our weekly Indie Spotlight featured a Dragon Ball Z effort from French director Yohan Faure. Today’s installment also has a superhero slant to it. Writer-director Hisonni Johnson (Fight Night Legacy) has taken a new approach to the origin story of one Richard Grayson, aka Nightwing, in his new series, Grayson: Earth One. Bat-fans will see Grayson and other familiar characters re-imagined in a totally unique way with plenty of Easter eggs and cameos to boot. You may have recognized Johnson’s name from his previous projects Olympia and Fight Night Legacy, but Grayson: Earth One is a great new small-scale effort in a world of big superhero movies. Hit the jump to check out the series premiere and to learn how you can contribute.
Check out the Grayson: Earth One series premiere below:
And here’s star Stephen McCain with a special message for fans:
If you like what you see here, make sure to check out the project’s indiegogo page to contribute some funds. You’ve only got a few days left! You can also follow along with the progress via Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Grayson: Earth One” season one is a non profit six episode season dedicated to exploring the origin story of the DC character known as Nightwing — but with a twist. The twist being that Richard Grayson has never had the good fortune of being adopted as a child by Bruce Wayne, thus never becoming the boy wonder. Instead, we have a Richard Grayson that had to fend for himself on the unforgiving streets of Gotham and, even worse, the streets of Bludhaven. A character that has to overcome years of dog eat dog mentality to become a selfless and kind individual. To ultimately fulfill his destiny and become a HERO.
Of course, changing that single event within Richard Grayson’s life sends a ripple across the entire DC universe. It changes the history of characters such as Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli and their adversaries too.
Why is change a good thing? Simply put, we wanted to tell a story that involves characters that are beloved, but also wanted a story that the audience could not predict based its iconic source material. We would also love to attract people that had no previous interest in the comic book world by grounding these characters into situations that they could relate to. We look forward to creating a new fan base following these awesome comic book characters that we grew up with.