They Live Among Us (TLAU) is the compelling supernatural web series set amid the gilded and gritty streets of Los Angeles.
Fallen angels, ghosts, and other ethereal beings roam the city masquerading as mortals.
Their quest for power, love, and redemption is mirrored in the daily struggles of the humans they mingle with.
Created by writer Anne Lower, TLAU was inspired by her frustration with trying to balance her artistic integrity against the commercial demands of Hollywood.
The result? TLAU is a beautifully written, masterfully acted, modern fable about the dreams, loves, and longings of an entire city.
The series follows multiple storylines including:
- Caim (Geoff Reeves), a fallen angel forced to pay penance by encountering - then losing- his true love over countless lifetimes
- Lillith (Nina Rausch), a seductive succubus who preys on the lovelorn
- Ted (David Stanford), a lonely romantic who encounters a beautiful apparition near an iconic landmark
- Father Buer (Rolf Saxon), a compassionate priest who is seeking redemption from a dark past
TLAU is shot on location in Los Angeles. This gives the project added emotional weight and gravitas.
The soundtrack is another highlight. The music is moody and atmospheric, which magnifies the sense of desperation pervasive throughout the project.
Watch the entire pilot episode to get a sense of the series tone:
There are currently four episodes available with the latest having debuted on July 17, 2013.
More are planned, and I for one, am glad.
The producers adroitly use the supernatural as a backdrop to explore the darkest parts of the human condition.
The result? They Live Among Us is an exceptional web series of uncommon depth.
To view all current episodes, visit the series home on YouTube.
For more information about the production, please visit the official website: TheyLiveAmongUs.com.
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