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8 November 30th, 2012 Van Hansis Set To Premiere In New Web Series EastSiders Coming December 14th!


We are really excited about this one, soapers!  So many fans worldwide have been clamoring to see Van Hansis (Ex-Luke, As the World Turns) on their computer or television screens in a continuing role, and now it looks their dreams have come true!  Van, along with Kit Williamson will star in the new web series EastSiders premiering on December 14th.

Here is the series premise:  EastSiders explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake.  When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever?

Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives.   Cal’s best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they’re all in her head.  Stephen Guarino guest stars as a party promoter throwing one last bash before the apocalypse.

Kit Williamson, co-star and EastSiders series creator said about the new series, “I wanted to create gay characters with the same complexity and flaws straight characters are allotted. The way gay couples are depicted is often frustrating to me. There’s a huge spectrum of lifestyles and experiences within the gay community and I wanted to explore a kind of relationship that isn’t often represented. We are so profoundly grateful to have assembled a cast of this caliber, because this kind of story really hinges on the acting.”

You can follow EastSiders on their facebook page here, or log on to their show website here for more info!  Are you excited to see Van in his new role, and the premise of the series?  Let us know!

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  1. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    This series sounds amazing!! Van is an amazing actor and miss him terribly as Luke Snyder on As the World Turns, so I will definitely be tuning into this webseries!


  2. Nynke says:

    Obviously… I would love to see some LuRe interaction. So it would be great if they could get Eric Sheffer Stevens to participate in some way. But eager to watch the show anyway!


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  4. Rodd says:

    Looking forward to seeing it!


  5. RLeternal says:

    While I love VH as an incredible actor, I don’t think anyone else paired with VH can create the magic that the VH-ESS pair created as Luke and Reid on ATWT. LuRe was unfortunately a short-lived romance, but that is the best gay screen couple I have seen. Having said that, I wish VH the best of luck in his new webseries and career; a talented actor like him deserves success and well-paying steady employment.


  6. bc says:

    Horrid! Constance Wu’s character of course has to be paired w/ a white guy! Could they not have paired her w/ an Asian american actor? Of course not bec it’s a romantic storyline on a soap opera and Asian american males must be asexualized by hollywood racists. the gay triangle has to be 3 white guys. what do you expect from “progressive and liberal” hollywood w/c loves “diversity”? being white has to be preserved as the “norm” and the “ideal” while the presence of racial minorities must be suppressed by these hollywood racists. It’s bec being a white lgbt is the “right kind of minority” for hollywood. Look at how hollywood rallied around special snowflake tr knight during that homophobic incident on grey’s anatomy. All these entertainment personalities and the mainstream manhattan media complex had to make tr knight a priority and denounce the homophobia he experienced. Yet where was hollywood and the mainstream manhattan media complex when Asian american actor rex who is openly gay spoke abt the discrimination he experience from entourage? It was even worse for rex compared to tr bec rex experienced homophobia for being openly gay and he was subjected to racism bec he’s Asian american. Yet hollywood and the mainstream manhattan media complex didn’t report breathlessly on this bec hollywood and the media are openly racist towards Asian americans. tr’s the right kinda minority bec he’s a white gay guy. hollywood and the mainstream media only want that kind of “diversity” and thus white gay actors and white gay characters are given the priority. While Asian american actors and Asian american characters can be openly discriminated against by hollywood and the mainstream media.


  7. Karen says:

    I can’t wait to see Van acting again & this looks amazing. Only 14 more days until the 1st episode airs.


  8. marie says:

    Good luck to Van with Eastsiders. I enjoyed his work with Jake on ATWT and his guest appearances, especially on Psyche and Nikita. I continue to root for Van and Jake and it’s nice to see them both working. With Van as the “star” I expect this web series to do very well.


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