Crypt TV, the digital genre network that aims to be ‘Marvel for Monsters,’ today announced it will produce long-form series, The Birch, based on their award-winning viral short film of the same name for Facebook Watch.
The Birch is centered around the dark relationship between a synonymous monster protector in the woods and a pure-hearted teenager who summons her in a time of crisis. The 15-episode series will be told from multiple character perspectives as their lives are indelibly shaped by The Birch.
The Birch won a Webby for Best Drama: Individual Short or Episode in 2017 and was featured at Tribeca Film Festival in 2017 as part of Tribeca N.O.W. Special Screenings.
Jack Davis, CEO of Crypt TV says, “Crypt is absolutely thrilled to bring one of its most successful monsters ever to Facebook Watch. Crypt has over 8.2 million fans on the platform and I know our audience is going to be ecstatic to see more premium Birch content on Facebook Watch, a place where creative, linear driven stories are really thriving.”
Crypt TV launched primarily on Facebook and recently videos from all of their network pages crossed 1 Billion views. The original short film of The Birch from Crypt TV garnered more than 35 million views online.
Production for The Birch is slated for early 2019. Executive Producers from Crypt are Jack Davis, Kate Krantz, and Darren Brandl.