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Hereâ€™s a great web series thatâ€™s a sign of TV to come. As CBS ramps up for its April 9th launch of murder mystery â€œHarperâ€™s Island,â€ the network has unveiled a parallel web series, â€œHarperâ€™s Globe,â€ which serves as a prequel, a story extension, and a â€œsocial showâ€ involving viewers. â€œGlobeâ€ revolves around a young woman who takes a job as online community manager at the islandâ€™s local paper (well done), and while digitizing the archives stumbles upon a series of gruesome murders. Clues (and urls) are embedded in the videos (and possibly the digitized archives). Created with the guys behind the hit web series "Lonely Girl" and "KateModern".
eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer
Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.