.- A new webcast series will focus on the fictional stories of three women who face unintended pregnancies. It will allow viewers to choose how the charactersâ stories will end for the final episode.
Yellow Line Studio said the premiere of BUMP+ would be Friday, Jan. 22. Thirteen episodes will follow in February and March, the California Catholic Daily reports.
âFrom Juno and Bella to Glee and Desperate Housewives, a womanâs right to choose has been explored across the media landscape,â said the seriesâ executive producer Dominic Iocco. âWhat makes BUMP+ different from the others is that weâre letting the viewers decide how our charactersâ stories will end. Weâve opened the official website to comments and our team will craft the final episodes based on audience feedback. Their choice really is up to you.â
Series co-executive producer Christopher Riley said the series was inspired by President Barack Obamaâs May 2009 commencement speech to graduates at Notre Dame.
âHe urged people on both sides of the debate to find ways to communicate about a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies,â Riley explained.
He described the series as an âexperiment to see if story can succeed where nearly four decades of angry rhetoric and political posturing have failed.â
âWeâre not making a moral or political statement; hopefully, weâre starting a conversation with the audience,â Riley added, according to the California Catholic Daily.
Yellow Line Studio said a trailer for the pilot has attracted several comments and personal stories for viewers and it is gaining a following on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The San Diego-based studio describes itself as an independent entertainment company. It operates a satellite office in Los Angeles.
The website of the series is at http://www.bumptheshow.com.