Image Credit: Sony Pictures Television/Jordin AlthausOn Sept. 7, Held Up, the 16-part web series starring It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson, The Wire‘s Cyrus Farmer, The Jon Dore Show‘s Jon Dore, and writer-producers Randy and Jason Sklar, premieres on Crackle.com. Below, we’ve got your exclusive first look at the trailer. The story: Bored bank teller/standup comic Ray (Dore) gets his wish for some excitement when two teams of crazy robbers disguised as Rocky I (Farmer), Rocky II (Olson) and Batman and Robin (the Sklar brothers) hold up his branch. It’s a character piece, and one of things the Sklars are most proud of is the love story that develops between Ray and Rocky II. “In the same way that we really love the relationship, and who doesn’t, between Niles and Frasier Crane — that they made Niles even farther to the right than Frasier — we thought how great would it be if Jon is this total smartass, but we have Kaitlin, who is so strong comedically, and he falls in love with her from a comedy perspective,” Randy says.
“Jon says in a later episode, ‘I have a comedy boner for her,’” Jason continues. “The entire time throughout the series, Jon’s pulling the rug out from Jan, the bank manager played by Susan Nakamura. You get the sense that he’s been doing that forever, and now this woman comes in and pulls the rug out from under him and just completely, literally, sweeps him off his feet. So often in TV and movies, the guys get to be funny and the women are hot, and that’s the chemistry. But in this case, you got a funny guy and then an equal or funnier woman, and they connect on that, and he’s like, ‘I want that. That’s hot to me.’” READ FULL STORY »