Time for the 2014 Leviathan State of the Union –
First of all, my most sincere apologies about the delay in updating you all as to the status of the new episodes and our future plans. Our most valuable asset as a production is the devotion and support of our fans. And for that, you deserve to be kept in the loop, and as the main point of contact, I take responsibility for this lapse. I’m quite sorry, and it shouldn’t happen again.
Second, the remaining 13 episodes of Season 2 being worked on as we speak. Currently, episodes 39-44 are almost completed and in various stages of final tweaking. Episodes 45-50 still require some dialog recording and more substantial production work. The Director’s Cut of Season 2, Part II will probably end up with 30-45 minutes of extra content (in addition to receiving all 12 episodes at once), but the real bonus will be the inclusion of the story’s epilogue which will be additional 30-45 minutes and provide the direction of the surviving characters after the climax of the story and more information regarding alien’s true mission on Earth.
The reason for the delay thus far is multifaceted, but a lot of it boils down to financial reasons. As most of you know, Leviathan is expensive to create. Each episode costs a few thousand dollars to create. Multiply that times 25 episodes and you begin to get the scale our production. Our hope was that the revenue from sales of the first half of Season 2 would provide enough funds to continue production in an uninterrupted fashion. Sadly, that wasn’t quite the case. Additionally, on my side, there were some personal issues that needed my full attention at the end of the year that forced me to take time away from Leviathan.
It’s taken us a bit, but the bottom line is that at this point, we can confidently say that the team is back in full gear and surging to finish Season 2. We are currently working hard to get the latest episodes out to you all as soon as we can. We have also started some of the outlines for Season 3, but all I want to say about it is this – it will probably be closer to 15-20 episodes and it will be available entirely at once. It will also feature a new villainous group that has been hinted at so far. But our biggest priority right now is simply getting Episodes 39-50 in the can and out to you all.
We greatly appreciate the incredible support you have given all of us. It really means the world. Seriously. 2013 was a huge year for our team, but our goal is to make 2014 the biggest year ever for Leviathan. In addition to finishing Season 2, we are aiming to release the 3-part Special Edition Episode, The Rebellion as well as The Betrayal. Lastly, we are also working on cleaning up parts of Season 1 to make a Director’s Cut available soon that will feature a somewhat different Flashback/Origin Scene as well as improvements to music, mixing, and vocal performances. Thank you again for your love, support and patience in helping give Leviathan the energy and support to make it happen. I really, really thank you.
Looking forward to being back in your ears soon. You all rock.