The web television show “The Variants,” the award-winning queer comedy series about life in a comic book shop, debuted the final episode of season two, “The Sellouts,” on February 2. In “The Sellouts,” an interested foreign investor and his lawyer (played by Curt Franklin and Chris Haley of the hit web comic Let’s Be Friends Again) quiz Zeus Comics employees to determine if the store is worth franchising.
“We had so much fun with the boys from LBFA guest-starring in this episode” said series co-creator Richard Neal. “So much fun I can’t even keep my pants on in this episode.”
A lot can happen to a group of friends when money is thrown on the table, and Keli, Richard, Barry and Vlad are no different. While the lawyer presses each staff member individually to see who contributes what to the store, Richard and Keli compete for the attentions of the mysterious investor who may be gay… or straight… or possibly just very, very European. Will the chance for high salaries and store expansion be the thing that tears the group apart?
“It’s the perfect end to season two and lead into our season three,” said Neal. “The biggest question to ask with the season cliffhanger is, ‘Where are my pants?’”
“The Sellouts” is online now, and marks the finale for season two. The cretors urge viewers to keep an eye on the @variants Twitter feed for further updates, promos and more. The DVD for Season One of “The Variants” is available for order now at variants.com.