06/13/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Kirsten Vangsness is an accomplished thespian and open lesbian. Her most well known role is as Penelope Garcia on the show Criminal Minds, but she is coming to an original web comic series called Vampire Mob beginning this 30 June. Cast members come from a variety of different hit series including The Simpsons, Boardwalk Empire and Criminal Minds. With the increase in web traffic, it should not be surprising that more professional shows will be coming to the net.
According to the press release, Vampire Mob “follows Don Grigioni, a hitman and vampire, who just found out his mother-in-law is moving in, for eternity. Don became a vampire because ‘it was a good fit’ for is nocturnal life of crime. He never planned on biting his wife, Annie, and making her immortal, ‘but then I got hungry.’ Annie felt bad that her mom would die one day and bit her, never discussing it with Don, and now mom needs a place to stay and blood to drink. With Don’s hit business slowing down, the last thing he needs is more ‘grocery shopping’ to do.”
Don Grigioni is played by character actor John Colella who has been seen on shows such as CSI: New York, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The West Wing. Reamy Hall will be playing Annie Grigioni, Don’s wife. According to the press release “Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons is the mother-in-law, Virginia Jones, and her daughter, Laura is played by Kirsten Vangsness, known for her role as Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds.“
The series is the brain child of Joe Wilson, not Joe “You Lie” Wilson of South Carolina. Wilson is also the writer, director and editor. John Vargas is the assistant director, and Wilson and Colella are the producers.
There will be an passworded online premier for the show on 27 June, and a premier on the same day attended by several of the starts including Vangsness. There will be six episodes in the first season released as each episode reaches a set count of views.