Julia Stiles stars in a new series, “Blue,” which is premiering now on the YouTube Channel, WIGS. In the series, Stiles stars as the title character, a single mom trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career. “Blue,” the second WIGS series, is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Blue is a single mother who works as an accountant, striving to save enough money to send her bright son, Josh (Uriah Shelton), to a better school. Her salary isn’t enough, so to make ends meet she secretly works nights as an escort.
But Josh’s precocious wits make him evermore suspicious about her evening whereabouts. One night, Blue’s client, Cooper (David Harbour), turns out to be a friend from her youth. As her carefully separated worlds begin to collide, Blue must fight to protect her son from the ramifications of her complicated past and tenuous present. “Blue” also stars Sarah Paulson, Kathleen Quinlan, and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
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“I wanted Blue to be a specific character; I wanted to be inside this one person,” said Stiles about her role as a single mother who is also a part-time escort. “I wanted to take these specific moments that Rodrigo had scripted and Blue’s way of handling it as one individual. So in a sense that freed me up.”
The first 12 episodes of the series will become available over the next three weeks, with new episodes premiering on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Episodes one and two are currently available worldwide in English and Spanish on youtube.com/wigs, youtube.com/wigsespanol and watchwigs.com.
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“Blue” is the third piece of original, scripted content on WIGS. The first series “Jan,” written and directed by Jon Avnet, starring Caitlin Gerard, Virginia Madsen, and Stephen Moyer, and the first short film “Serena,” written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, starring Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina, both premiered in May. The complete first season of “Jan” (15 episodes) and the one-off “Serena” are both available to watch now.
WIGS is a new digital channel, launched in May 2012 by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, and Jake Avnet, featuring talent in original series, short films, documentaries and other content exploring female characters.