During an exclusive interview at Comic-Con, Greg Grunberg and Josh Cooke shared what their new webseries ISSUES is really about and why they think it is riding the wave of the digital era and offers a unique perspective on the tortured psyche of superheroes buckling under the weight of their responsibilities and insecurities.
So what is ISSUES about?
JOSH: It was created by myself and Matt Oates, and the concept of the show is that it’s about a therapist – a psychologist — whose clients are animated superheroes. So it’s a live action, real world with superheroes who have a lot of serious issues. Greg came into because he plays The Dark Kodiak, who is sort of our Batman arch-type character, but in a bear get-up, pretty much.
GREG: In a gay world, I’m a bear. So it fits perfectly!
JOSH: When I asked him, ‘Can you play a bear?’ His response was, ‘Grrrrr!’
GREG: And so the answer was ‘Yes!’ We had done a movie together called ‘Group Sex,’ so I was kind of returning the favor. I was thrilled when he asked, especially when I saw the sketches and since Josh was kind enough to come over to my house to do the pilot. It was easy. When I saw it, I was like, ‘Uh, can I stay on this show?’ [Read more…]