The YouTube series Classic Alice is branching off with a brand new series! Kate Hackett Productions is thrilled to announce the premiere of Musica Mundana, a new spinoff set in the world of innovative literary webseries Classic Alice. Classic Alice, which has garnered over a million views, tells the story of a college student living her life according to classic literature; now Musica Mundana explores new subject areas – in academics and in life – as it follows the adventures of Alice’s roommate Cara Graves (played by Elise Cantu), dual music/math major and popular Classic Alice character, as she moves from New England to Los Angeles for a summer internship.
In addition to Elise Cantu, Musica Mundana stars Dyana Liu (Suburgatory) as Cara’s girlfriend Lily and Lauren Mayhew (Dexter) as Cara’s summer roommate Sam. Along with its three female stars, Musica Mundana boasts an all-female writing and directing team: it marks the directorial debut of Classic Alice creator and star Kate Hackett and was written by Alexandra Edwards, Emmy award-winning writer and transmedia producer of webseries including The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon, and Emma Approved.
“It was very important to me to give Cara and Lily—the show’s prominent lesbian couple—a story that represented queer relationships fairly and warmly,” says Edwards. “So often, LGBT characters are only shown within the confines of stories about their sexuality. I wanted to give viewers something different: a story about early adulthood that isn’t about coming out or getting together. College-aged kids don’t just fall in love and have first kisses. They also have 90th kisses. They also work and play and try to figure out their lives. They go places and see how other people live, and they succeed at life stuff and they don’t succeed at life stuff and they keep on having to relate to other people through all of that. So that, to me, is what this spinoff is about. I loved writing it, and I hope that everyone will love watching it.”
New episodes of Musica Mundana appear on Classic Alice’s YouTube channel on Wednesdays at 11 am Central. Enjoy episode one below!