KateModern

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KateModern
Genre Videoblog, Drama, Comedy
Created by Miles Beckett
Greg Goodfried
Directed by Miles Beckett
Luke Taylor
Gavin Rowe
Starring Alexandra Weaver
Tara Rushton
Ralf Little
Jai Rajani
Giles Alderson
Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty
Sam Donovan
Emma Pollard
Pippa Duffy
Matthew Gammie
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 269 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Miles Beckett
Greg Goodfried
Joanna Shields
Amanda Goodfried
Producer(s) Pete Gibbons
Kelly Brett
Associate
producer(s)
Claire Finbow
Jonathan Almond
Editor(s) Yusuf Pirhasan
Location(s) London, England
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel Bebo
Original run July 16, 2007June 28, 2008
Chronology
Related shows Lonelygirl15
External links
Official website

KateModern is the sister series of lonelygirl15. The series, which was announced on April 16, 2007, began filming on July 9 and the first video, Fight and Flight, was released on July 16. The show is produced by LG15 in partnership with Bebo. It ended on June 28, 2008, slightly less than a year following its original release.

KateModern is set in East London, England, and bears many similarities to its parent series. Both Kate and Bree are avid video bloggers and carry a dark secret. There is an alternate reality game component of the series as well.

KateModern was the second interactive online series developed by LG15 Studios. Like lonelygirl15, KateModern included product integration as an original marketing solution. KateModern was the first truly interactive show online, which utilises the tools available on Bebo to help fans interact.

KateModern videos first appeared on Bebo and lg15.com, then with a delay of at least 24 hours on YouTube. Ratings for the show’s first season were extremely successful, and it continued to rise in popularity in its second. See #Ratings below.

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Ratings

Season 1: (2007)

Season one followed a young avid blogger, Kate, and her friends as she discovers the truth behind the meaning of her abnormal blood type “trait positive” and the secret organization after it. This was from the creators of lonelygirl15, the extremely popular online internet video-log. In its first season, it garnered more than 1.5 million viewers a week [1], receiving over 35 million views between the time of its launch and the season one finale, according to its producers. [2]

Season 2: (2008)

Season two continued the adventures of Kate’s friends as they try to discover who killed Kate in the season 1 finale. It rose in popularity, at one point garnering up to 2.5 million viewers a week.

A twelve-hour marathon entitled “Precious Blood” took place on April 5, 2008 in which viewers could give advice to Charlie and the other characters. Despite the show’s popularity, the creators decided to cut the series off at the culmination of its second season with a second twelve-hour marathon entitled “The Last Work” on June 28, 2008.

Characters

Main Characters

Name Portrayed By Links Name Portrayed By Links
Kate
AbstractHeart
Alexandra Weaver
(2007 – 2008)
Kate on Bebo
Kate on LGPedia
Charlie
ChazOnToast
Tara Rushton
(2007 – Finale)
Charlie on Bebo
Charlie on LGPedia
Gavin
DeepGoat
Ralf Little
(2007 – Finale)
Gavin on Bebo
Gavin on LGPedia
Tariq
Tariq287
Jai Rajani
(2007 – 2008)
Tariq on Bebo
Tariq on LGPedia
Steve
SteveBelieves
Giles Alderson
(2007 – Finale)
Steve on Bebo
Steve on LGPedia
Julia
PrincessJools
Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty
(2007 – Finale)
Julia on Bebo
Julia on LGPedia
Lee
MrSphinx
Sam Donovan
(2007 – Finale)
Lee on Bebo
Lee on LGPedia
Lauren
Laurenp1989
Emma Pollard
(2008 – Finale)
Lauren on Bebo
Lauren on LGPedia

Secondary characters

Name Portrayed By Links Name Portrayed By Links
Aunt Joan Margaret Hyams
(2007 – 2008)
Aunt Joan on LGPedia Sophie
MyKateModern
Pippa Duffy
(2007 – Finale)
Sophie on Bebo
Sophie on LGPedia
Dudley Liam Reilly
(2007)
Dudley on LGPedia Dr. Griffin Gene Foad
(2007)
Dr. Griffin on LGPedia
Michelle Clore Valerie Cutko
(2007 – 2008)
Michelle on LGPedia Terrence
TezOnToast
Matthew Gammie
(2007 – Finale)
Terrence on Bebo
Terrence on LGPedia
Jeremy Yusuf Pirhasan
(2007 – Finale)
Jeremy on LGPedia Patricia T’Nia Miller
(2007 – 2008)
Patricia on LGPedia
Michelle Clore’s Shadow Mike GLC
(2008 – Finale)
Clore’s Shadow on LGPedia Justin Phil Whelans
(2008)
Justin on LGPedia
Meryl Meryl Iona Edwards
(2008 – Finale)
Meryl on LGPedia Rupert Ronan Summers
(2008 – Finale)
Rupert on LGPedia
Jonas
Jonastko
Jackson Davis
(2008)
Jonas on MySpace
Jonas on Youtube
Jonas on LGPedia
Anthony “Toe” Sam Donovan
(2008 – Finale)
Toe on LGPedia

Connections to lonelygirl15

The KateModern series takes the ongoing story from the lonelygirl15 series, transposing it against a London backdrop. Major plot lines and story arcs are related between both series. Several characters from both series have communicated with each other, and a formal two-week cross-over was run between them in April 2008.

References

External links

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