After Forever Ends Season on an Emotional High
The Emmy winning digital series, After Forever, finishes their season with a 43K fanbase, following an emotional finale.
The eighth and final episode released on August 26th, 2022 where the audience got a front row seat to what felt like a heartfelt goodbye. But a twist left fans on the edge of their seats on what's coming in season 3.
Brian is played by Kevin Spirtas, known from long-running soap - Days of our Lives, wearing multiple hats as the co-creator behind the successful hit too. His late partner, Michael Slade, once said, “We as gay men, after we’re no longer 35, tend to disappear from popular culture.” The writing process was cathartic for Slade, whose partner, Richard, died of cancer ahead of him.
Michael believed After Forever changes the way older gay men are portrayed through characters who embark on relatable adventures in life and in love.
After Forever is the story of Brian and Jason, a 50-ish New York City gay couple, who have it all. But when a tragic death leaves Brian alone, his life is changed forever.
Season 2 picks up 6 months after Season 1 ended. Brian is dating David (Mike McGowan) with whom he was set up with by the end of Season 1. With the help of family and friends, Bryan is determined to move forward. However, moving on from the loss and memory of his late husband is proving to be extremely complicated.
Season 1 garnered rave reviews for telling the rarely seen story of vibrant, active, mature gay men. The show's ability to touch a wide audience with such a niche target is proof the show did more than anticipated. It has won 6 Daytime Emmy Awards, and garnered much attention online. At the 2019 Daytime Emmys, Season 1 made history winning 5 awards: Outstanding Digital Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Digital Drama Series, Outstanding Directing of a Digital Drama Series, Outstanding Actor in a Digital Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Digital Drama Series. These wins made After Forever the most Emmy-awarded LGBTQ+ themed drama series on any platform.
After Forever was again Executive Produced by its creators, Michael Slade and Kevin Spirtas, and Produced by Allison Vanore. It was directed by Tina Cesa Ward, and reunited with Director of Photography, Colleen Kwok.
The series is available on Amazon Prime for a subscription or free at BTV.