CTRL ALT DELETE
Co-creators Roni Geva and Margaret Katch and Consulting Producer Amy Brenneman are back with a second season of CTRL ALT DELETE, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Ed Begley Jr. and Naomi Grossman reprising her Emmy Award nominated role from Season 1. Beginning May 8, 2019, two episodes will be released via Vimeo each Wednesday through May 29th. Said the co-creators Margaret Katch and Roni Geva, “Season 2 of CTRL ALT DELETE is a workplace comedy that tracks the ups and downs of an abortion clinic through the eyes of the clinic's director, doctor, and scrappy team of employees.”
Ctrl Alt Delete Season 1, independently produced and released by an entirely female crew, received a 2018 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Series, three film festival awards, and screened at 12 festivals, including the Chicago Feminist Film Festival. In addition to these awards and recognitions, the first season also garnered a huge amount of attention in the media. Washington Post said that the storylines in the series “signal a real and important culture shift,” while Bust called it “downright relatable,” and Tubefilter says it’s “a show that works.”
Regarding Season 1, creators Roni Geva and Margaret Katch share some of the immediate audience impact they experienced:
“We’ve already seen that our show can be an instrument of change. We’ve had women (and men) come up to us at film festivals, telling us their abortion stories for the first time. We’ve had older women share their illegal abortion stories with us. We’ve had women reach out over social media, eager to share. This conversation is so necessary.”
The first season was seven episodes, each based on interviews with real women who have had abortions. Season 2 focuses more on the clinic itself, specifically on the people who work there based on real interviews with independent abortion clinics all over the country. Eight serialized short form episodes track one day in the life of the clinic, starring Ed Begley Jr. as the veteran doctor.
CTRL ALT DELETE Season 2: 2019 Vimeo Release Schedule:
May 8: Episodes 1 & 2
May 15: Episodes 3 & 4
May 22: Episodes 5 & 6
May 29: Episodes 7 & 8
All new episodes will be available at https://vimeo.com/channels/ctrlaltdeleteshow. Season 1 is also available for viewing now.
ABOUT RONI GEVA & MARGARET KATCH (creators/executive producers/writers/directors):
Roni Geva is an actor, sketch-comedienne and writer, born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since coming to the US in middle school and learning English, she has been a professional stage actor and improviser, recently transitioning to film and television work. Before moving to Los Angeles from Chicago, Roni was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for best supporting actress in a musical. Her sketch comedy show The Arab Israeli Comedy Hour (Second City, ioWest, UCB) garnered great acclaim and led her to work as a writer on the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase. Since then she has worked on television as an actor (Jane the Virgin, Casual, Shaded, This Is Us, Atypical, Bosch) and films (Take With Water, +, Very Grave Robbers, The 98, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Play this Game, Lookin’ Up, This Afternoon, One Small Hitch).
Margaret Katch is a Chicago-born actor, director, and writer, working on stage, film, and commercials. She was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award and two Ovation Awards for her work in The Philadelphia Story at Remy Bumppo Theater Company and Failure: A Love Story with the Center Theatre Group and Coeurage Theatre Company, respectively. She has worked on television (Gilmore Girls, 69th Annual Emmy Awards, Rake, and a pilot for Lifetime), films (Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Play This Game), and several web series (Quick and Dirty, Crystal’s Balls, Wanted: Best Friend). She has directed the two short films To Fall in Love With Anyone, Play This Game and Take With Water, and the award winning short form series CTRL ALT DELETE.
ABOUT ED BEGLEY, JR, ACTOR:
Ed Begley, Jr. is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehlrich on the TV series St. Elsewhere, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination and six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His film career includes This is Spinal Tap, Ghostbusters, Best in Show, She-Devil, and more. His recent TV appearances include episodes of Young Sheldon, Modern Family, The Office, Gracie and Frankie, and more. From 2000 - 2016, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
ABOUT AMY BRENNEMAN, CONSULTING PRODUCER:
Amy Brenneman (consulting producer) is a three time Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee for Judging Amy. She has also been seen in leading roles on Private Practice and The Leftovers, as well as episodes of NYPD Blue (for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination), Frasier, and Veep. Amy Brenneman believes in this project with all her heart and is proud to be supporting its development. Amy has long been a vocal advocate of reproductive rights and feels that it is high time that these stories be told, with all the humor and intelligence they deserve.
Praise for CTRL ALT DELETE Season 1:
“Works to expand how people feel about an issue that’s still taboo to talk about... These storylines signal a real and important cultural shift.” - The Washington Post
“The best part of Ctrl Alt Delete is that it’s downright relatable.” - Bust
“...episodes aim to de-stigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding abortion”
“Each Abortion Is a Story Worth Telling: ...one part feminist statement, one part heartfelt character study. Throw in a few well-timed sex jokes and you end up with a show that works.””
“The Web Series Using Humor to Smash Abortion Stigma” - Ms. Magazine
“Relatable. What women need.” - Salute