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Gay Web Series Adds Black Character
By Rod Reid
Mark Tallman will join the cast of the popular gay web drama, IN BETWEEN MEN, for its second season.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mark,” said Director and executive producer Jennifer Gelfer. “We had some fine actors read for the role, but when Mark walked in, he immediately wowed everyone.”
Mark Tallman can currently be seen in the fourth season of the DirecTV show, DAMAGES, starring Glenn Close. He will also soon appear in the new CBS show THE 22, executive produced by Robert DeNiro and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
“IN BETWEEN MEN is groundbreaking,” said Tallman. “No other show is revealing the gay community in such a realistic, human way. It’s important to have courageous shows that work to defy so many of the negative connotations that society places upon gay men today.”
IN BETWEEN MEN follows the lives of four friends in New York City living in between a gay world whose clichés they don’t relate to and a straight world they don’t belong. They are Dalton, Dane, Benjamin and now Brian; four attractive, successful men who refuse to be defined by their sexuality. Through wild adventures, racy storylines, joys and pains, IN BETWEEN MEN examines the relationships they share with one another, their colleagues, lovers, and the city of New York.
“We were looking for someone to give Benjamin Reed, our resident hound, a run for his money,” laughed Gelfer. “Not just physically, but pathologically. Both have a longing for something that they hide from the world.”
Like his character, Tallman is a well-traveled, educated, successful black man who has earned both his bachelor and master’s degrees. “I’m fun and but I take care of business when I need to,” he added.
Many changes are in store in the second season of IN BETWEEN MEN. The men will deal with loss and new beginnings on every level. Gelfer also hinted a cornucopia of characters will be joining the show.
The second season is currently in pre-production. View season one of IN BETWEEN MEN now at www.inbetweenmen.com.