Astron-6, Guy Maddin & Rachel Talalay Teaming For Web Series “DIVORCED DAD”


One of the things I absolutely love about today’s media landscape is that, in an age where spoilers and scoops dominate our short-term attention spans, surprises can still be produced in relative secret and absolutely floor the horror audience. Today, that surprise is DIVORCED DAD, which could be mistaken for a public-access parody show if not for the fact that it’s orchestrated by Astron-6 (FATHER’S DAY, THE EDITOR), Guy Maddin (TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL) and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise producer/director Rachel Talalay. And with a teaser that gleefully goes into bloody horror territory and Astron-6’s brand of absurd surrealism, one can say that DIVORCED DAD might be the web series to watch for fright fans in 2016.

Here’s the official synopsis for DIVORCED DAD (via Twitch)…

Divorced Dad is a love letter to the endearingly incompetent cable access television shows created by far from screen-ready small town celebrities during the 1980’s and 90’s. Divorced Dad, a post-marriage professional, hosts a well meaning but disastrously inept self-help talk show intended to help guide newly single fathers through the difficulties and fun of single life. Airing on the first and third weekend of every month, every episode of Divorced Dad derails into chaos at the hands of his inexperienced crew, an inarticulate cohost and a malevolent, faceless producer. As the series progresses, it becomes apparent that Divorced Dad’s life and show have become one homologous, inescapable Lynchian nightmare. Though he might just possibly be trapped in his own personal hell, Divorced Dad is going to make the most of it, bringing you the best damn show he can within the limits of his visitation rights, here on Astron-TV.

Equal parts dry and demented humor, DIVORCED DAD doesn’t currently have a premiere date, but with the first installment (entitled “Home Improvements) having debuted at last year’s Fantastic Fest, one would assume DIVORCED DAD will be hitting sooner rather than later. For the time being, however, you can check out the insanely twisted teaser for DIVORCED DAD below, and stay tuned for more updates as they arrive here at FANGORIA.com!

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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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