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Series 2 Episode 1 is Officially Wrapped!

Debbie Moon’s fantastic opening episode of series 2, “Remembrance” is now officially wrapped.

Filmed over 3 days, the opening episode sees Maya Hedges (Ellen Patterson) in a brand new world as she joins the S.P.I.D.E.R.S (SuPernatural IDentification Executive Regiment Scotland), working under cover with wanted werewolf Alexis Smith (Innes Anderson) to ensure the S.P.I.D.E.R.S don’t start an war with the supernatural community. However could Maya feel out of her depth when paired with her “buddy” Private Colin Bissett (Stephen Purdon) on their first case to a reported zombie sighting in human only zone 1?

The edit will begin shortly and we’ll share behind the scenes photos from the day, cast interviews, behind the scenes footage and a brand new teaser to whet your appetites for series 2.

The Kickstarter campaign to shoot episode 2 will officially launch on the 1st of August at this link or you can join us on Patreon as we attempt to raise all funds needed to shoot episodes 2-6 this year.

San Diego and Patreon

One day we hope to be able to attend the San Diego Comic Con in some capacity in order to promote the show to the hundreds of thousands of people who attend yearly, but alas, it will not be this year.

Instead we’ll be on location filming Debbie Moon’s opening episode of series 2, “Remembrance”, and some scenes from the other 5 scripts.

We do however intend to publish some new promotional stills, behind the scenes interviews… and perhaps a clip or two!

The majority of these will appear on this website, our Twitter and Facebook page.

Some of the material will be saved and shared on our new Patreon page. Patreon is a sort of crowdfunding site, where fans of your product, in our case, our webseries, can become a patron and donate a chosen amount of money each month. These funds go towards a goal – again in our case we’ve set it for $5,000 per episode – which will allow us to hopefully fund the remaining episodes of series 2. And maybe beyond…

To find out more about Patreon and how you can join us there, click this link.

Series 2 Cast Announcement – Stephen Purdon

We are thrilled to announce that River City star Stephen Purdon has joined the cast of COPS AND MONSTERS: UPRISING!

Stephen is best known for his role as Bob Adams in the long-running BBC Scotland soap, and has also appeared in Sweet Sixteen, Staked and the upcoming I.Q You.

Stephen will be playing Private Colin Jack Bissett in our upcoming series.

Private Bissett is Maya’s assigned Buddy during the handover from PITS to SPIDERS. He’s a foulmouthed, laddish soldier—think Jacko and Charlie from Gary Tank Commander—and fully on board with the racist agenda of Mr Clark and the SPIDERS, but his key motivation is his love for his daughter, whom he wants to grow up in a better world. He is a reliable sharpshooter who would never let his quasi-family of SPIDERS down.

Bissett left school at 16 with poor grades and got a gig as a garage skivvy while staying in his mum’s house—his parents separated when he was nine after Bissett’s dad had an affair. When he was 18, Bissett’s on/off girlfriend KARYN (then 17, now 28) became pregnant so he joined the army in order to provide for his new family. Since then, he and Karyn have separated due to Bissett’s infidelity and now share joint custody of BECCA (15). Bissett transferred to the SPIDERS during their expansion last year, a posting which means he gets to spend less time on tour and see his daughter more often—and maybe smash some “subnatural” heads in. He is a doting father and spends a lot of his free time and money on lavish gifts for his daughter. His nickname within the military is “Daddy” because he talks about her so much. (Those who don’t know this call him “Bissett”. He makes subnaturals call him “Sir”.)

We’re very excited that Stephen is joining the Cops and Monsters family. Stephen joins Ellen Patterson (Maya Hedges), Innes Anderson (Alexis Smith), Chris Bain (Jonathan Clark) and Billy Kirkwood (The Cult of Many Faces). His first appearance will be in our series 1 opener, “Remembrance” written by BAFTA winning writer Debbie Moon.

We’ve got 39 days left to raise the remaining £2090 in order to start shooting our brand new series so if you’ve not already done so, please grab a perk and share the Kickstarter link! Thank you.

New Cast Announcement Coming Soon

Today we met with a well known Scottish actor to discuss joining the Cops and Monsters cast for series 2, and we’re delighted that they said yes!

The actor in question will be taking the role of Private Colin Jack Bissett, a member of the S.P.I.D.E.R.S, the new militant force in charge of the supernatural community in Scotland, having replaced the P.I.T.S at the end of series 1.

With our Kickstarter campaign live over at this link running until July 9th, we’ll announce our brand new cast member once we hit at least £1800!

Private Bissett is Maya’s assigned Buddy during the handover from PITS to SPIDERS. He’s a foulmouthed, laddish soldier—think Jacko and Charlie from Gary Tank Commander—and fully on board with the racist agenda of Mr Clark and the SPIDERS, but his key motivation is his love for his daughter, whom he wants to grow up in a better world. He is a reliable sharpshooter who would never let his quasi-family of SPIDERS down.

Bissett left school at 16 with poor grades and got a gig as a garage skivvy while staying in his mum’s house—his parents separated when he was nine after Bissett’s dad had an affair. When he was 18, Bissett’s on/off girlfriend KARYN (then 17, now 28) became pregnant so he joined the army in order to provide for his new family. Since then, he and Karyn have separated due to Bissett’s infidelity and now share joint custody of BECCA (11).

Bissett transferred to the SPIDERS during their expansion last year, a posting which means he gets to spend less time on tour and see his daughter more often—and maybe smash some “subnatural” heads in. He is a doting father and spends a lot of his free time and money on lavish gifts for his daughter. His nickname within the military is “Daddy” because he talks about her so much. (Those who don’t know this call him “Bissett”. He makes subnaturals call him “Sir”.)

We can’t wait to announce our new cast member and we can’t wait to see him in action as Bissett!

Series 1 of Cops and Monsters is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.

Watch Our Episodes & Help Us Fund Series 2!

We are raising funds in order to shoot all 6 x 20 minute episodes of Cops and Monsters: Uprising.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign we can shoot Debbie Moon’s opening episode, “Remembrance”, this July. We are now seeking to raise at least £25,000 in order to shoot the remaining 5 episodes.

You can watch the opening episode of series 2, written by Wolfblood creator Debbie Moon, below:

Series 1 can be watched on Amazon and Social Screen!

You can get involved with the show on our GoFundMe page, Patreon and Drip. Click on any of the links to find out more.

If you’d like you can donate to our show via PayPal by clicking the link below.

Donate the following amounts and you’ll receive:

£50 – A credit in the “Thank You” section for yourself or a friend or family member.
£100 – An ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on our next episode; credited on IMDb and Amazon Prime UK and US plus a signed copy of a series 2 script and series 1 on DVD with our available episodes of series 2.
£300 – A PRODUCER credit on our next episode, plus all of the above plus signed photos from the cast and crew.


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The more money we raise, the more episodes we can make!

Returning cast include Ellen Patterson (Maya), Innes Anderson (Alexis), Chris Bain (Jonathan Clark) and Billy Kirkwood (The Cult of Many Faces).

 

Series 2 Kickstarter Launching May 25th!

On May 25th we’ll be launching a brand new Kickstarter to help us raise funds to shoot episode 1 of our new series.

“Remembrance” written by award winning Wolfblood creator Debbie Moon launches us back into the Cops and Monsters universe as Maya Hedges starts her first day as a S.P.I.D.E.R.S agent in the newly decorated PITS office. Teamed with S.P.I.D.E.R.S veteran Colin Jack Bissett, Maya has to learn the ropes all over again as she balances her responsibilities to the supernatural community, without sparking suspicion with her new partner. But can Maya keep her cool when a standard “bag and tag” call comes in when a rogue zombie is spotted in Zone 1?

We’ll have until July 9th to raise £3890 which will pay for our cast, crew, locations, makeup, equipment, catering, costumes, sound design, music composition, editing and visual effects. The episode will then be released on Amazon Prime alongside series 1.

In return for your support you can receive the following perks; IMDb producer credits, walk on roles, series 1 and 2 on DVD/blu-ray, t-shirts, posters, mugs, keyrings, signed cast photos, signed scripts and more!

We need a total of £30,000 to produce our new 6 x 20 minute episodes and we hope that by funding and shooting episode 1, we’ll find the support and fanbase to raise the rest of the funds needed.

Cops and Monsters: Sci-Fi Bulletin Article

A new article about our season 2 opening episode, written by Wolfblood creator and BAFTA winning writer Debbie Moon.

You can read the article by clicking this link.

The writers continue to work on their scene by scene’s for their respective episodes and soon we’ll be sending notes back for them to proceed on the first draft of their scripts. Currently we plan to have all 6 scripts finished by the start of June.

At the moment we hope to reach our Kickstarter goal of £5000 over at this link so that we can shoot and release our first episode. We then hope to raise the rest of the production budget using our new episode and seeking business sponsorship. Alternatively, and as a last resort, we will try to raise the funds for each episode via crowdfunding – however this will severely slow down our production schedule so we hope we can raise the £30,000 sooner rather than later.

We are also in talks with various Comic Cons around the UK and we hope to be able to appear at some of them in order to give a panel, screen some of our episodes and raise awareness for our little show.

And finally we’ve got some pre-production artwork and sneak peeks at series 2 for you to see.

SPIDERS Logo – designed by Stuart Manning

SPIDERS OPERATIVE BADGE – designed by Scott Harwood

A SNEAK PEEK AT TWO OF OUR SIX PLANNED EPISODES