It looks as if things are back in full swing with Nicholas Ortiz and his independent production company Deviant Children for forthcoming webseries, Black Betty. The company took to Instagram on Thursday to share the following update:
Pre-production commenced earlier this year with meetings that followed but left off this summer with a tentative hiatus. As of this report, rewrites are currently underway with rehearsals expected to take off early 2020.
Black Betty took off last Spring as a shortform action thriller released on YouTube with Krystal “Honey” Pizaro. Betty is a black leather-clad vigilante with a mysterious past who fights her way out of a nightclub through a gauntlet of henchmen. The original short scored three awards in two categories at the sixth Urban Action Showcase Film Festival last year.
The webseries will be woven as a simultaneous series and workable feature film, focusing on the myriad of violent events that birthed Betty into nightlife vigilante, with a mission to uproot the city’s criminal underworld.
Ortiz’s recent exploits include collaborations with Joey Min at Art School Dropouts for their UASE-decorated tokusatsu short spoof, Mizu Sentai Scubaranger, and with creator Jourdan Salmon for the current two-part fan epic Power Rangers: Unworthy.