Excl: Space Janitors - New 'Star Wars'-Inspired Web Series First Look
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2012
Meet the "Space Janitors" - Darby and Mike! We've got a fun exclusive first look today at a new web series starting up in the next few months (premiering on The Escapist on February 24th) called Space Janitors, that is indeed inspired by Star Wars, about two human custodians working on board a battle station for the evil Empire. As they try to hold on to their jobs in the midst of an intergalactic civil war, the series offers a satirical and irreverent view of androids, clones, Dark Lords, and other science-fiction staples. Not only do we have the very first photo from the series, but a look at the teaser and character posters, and much more.
The new sci-fi comedy web series will premiere their pilot episode online in late February (via The Escapist) and fully kick off the series starting on April 13th. Space Janitors is a new series created and produced by Toronto-based Davin Lengyel and Geoff Lapaire. I have a long history with these guys as they were also behind the show Pure Pwnage, which I've been a fan of longer than I can even remember. This is their new series and from what I've heard it's going to be hilarious, and awesome, because it's essentially the janitors on the Death Star, which is where the inspiration for that first official teaser poster (see below) comes from.
Here's the first actual photo from Space Janitors that we can exclusively debut today. I thought this was a perfect shot to tease the kind of fun sci-fi humor to come, along with Luke's hand above. Darby and Mike:
And finally, a look at the full set of character posters for the entire series, showing you all of the different characters found in Space Janitors. There's one other male star and two other female leads, including an android (oh my!). Not only Empire "custodians" Darby (played by Brendan Halloran) and Mike (played by Pat Thornton), but also Edith Kingpin (played by Evany Rosen), LN6-K (played by Tess Degenstein) and Clone Trooper Dennis 4862 (played by Scott Yamamura). Here's all six posters - click on any for full-size:
So there you have it - the Space Janitors! Attendees of PAX East will also have a chance to meet members of the Space Janitors production team and get an exclusive sneak peek at the launch episode one week early at The Escapist Movie Night, an annual PAX East event hosted by The Escapist. Funded by the Independent Production Fund and produced in association with the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the new series was created by Davin Lengyel and Geoff Lapaire, two of the producers behind the internet hit and Canadian television series Pure Pwnage. For additional information on the upcoming series, please visit SpaceJanitors.com or follow them on twitter @spacejanitors. We'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this as it premieres. Looking forward to seeing the pilot episode, I've got a good feeling it's going to be hilarious.