Following a world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con 2010, the third and final season of Streamy-nominated “Legend Of Neil” launches today at Atom.com, the digital comedy network and COMEDY CENTRAL’s anchor brand for original digital content. With over 4.5 million plays, the hit Web series created by Sandeep Parikh and starring Tony Janning, Mike Rose, Scott Chernoff and Felicia Day (“Red,” “The Guild”) has built an enthusiastic fan base since its debut in 2008. After a raucous screening to an audience of over 500 fans at Comic-Con on Saturday, season three of “Legend Of Neil” officially kicks off with Atom.com’s online release of episode 301 today at www.legendofneil.com.
“Legend Of Neil” follows Neil (Tony Janning) as he is sucked into the classic video game “Legend of Zelda™” after a heavy night of drinking and is forced to become the iconic elfin hero that is Link. The third season introduces several new friends and foes, revisits Neil’s relationship with Felicia Day’s tiny foul-mouthed Fairy and continues his journey through the game to save the princess (Angie Hill). Guest stars include the Sklar Brothers (“Cheap Seats,” “Back On Topps”), Alex Albrecht (“Totally Rad Show,” “Diggnation”), Jeff Lewis (“The Guild”), Robert Hoffman (“Step Up 2: The Streets”) and Fahim Anwar and David Harris (MTV’s ‘Disaster Date’). Featured musicians who have recorded theme music for the third season include Dragon Boy Suede (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents”), Internet stars Molly Lewis and Garfunkel and Oates, Paul and Storm (“The Bob & Tom Show”) and Jonathan Coulton (“Portal”).
“Tony and I have wanted this series to be a trilogy of seasons and we can’t thank the folks over at Atom enough for getting behind our vision and making the third and final season possible,” said creator Sandeep Parikh. “Without a doubt, season three will be our most epic, ridiculous, raunchy, absurd and nerdiest of them all. We’ve assembled an incredible cast and crew, which really enabled me to push the bounds of Web television.”
With the runaway success of “Legend Of Neil” and Parikh’s longstanding relationship with Atom.com, the creator has secured a blind script deal with the Atom.com’s on-air partner, COMEDY CENTRAL. The deal commissions Parikh to develop and write for the network.
Seven new episodes will debut during season three of “Legend Of Neil,” with one new episode premiering every other Tuesday. The season will include bonus videos and behind-the-scenes material. Additionally, this fall Parikh will host an episode of “Atom TV,” COMEDY CENTRAL’s half-hour, late-night series featuring original Web programming from Atom.com.
All episodes from all seasons of “Legend Of Neil” can be viewed at Atom’s official site for the series at www.legendofneil.com.
Atom.com, a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTVN Entertainment Group, is a digital comedy network for young men that reaches millions of consumers each month on the Atom.com Web site and millions more through multiplatform distribution on television, mobile phones and the Internet. Atom.com’s programming lineup features daily new releases of original comedy including animation, live-action narrative, topical videos, sketch comedies and spoofs. Atom offers a weekly competition (dubbed Atom’s World Famous Cash-Money Internet Comedy Tournament), offering comedy uploaders opportunities to earn fame, cash, and airtime on television on COMEDY CENTRAL. Drawing on a strategic partnership with COMEDY CENTRAL and its own 10-year history of online video innovation and leadership (formerly as AtomFilms), Atom.com delivers Web comedy like nobody else.