LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stage 13, Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ award-winning Gen Z/Millennial original premium digital content brand, today announced that actor Alexis Denisof has received his first Emmy nomination for his role of Glenn in the brand’s series I Love Bekka & Lucy. Denisof is nominated for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in the “Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series” category.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, (8:00 - 11:00 PM ET/5:00 - 8:00 PM PT) on NBC. Denisof’s category will be announced at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards presentations which will be made on September 8 and 9, with a ceremony to air Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX.

“I’m thrilled and honored to have my first Emmy nomination be for this role and series. I Love Bekka & Lucy is a special series to me - the complexities of this character combined with the heart and humor that Rachael Holder wrote, created and directed is something that actors want to be a part of,” said Denisof. “My character, Glenn, is an important role both for what he is searching for and overcoming. It gave me great depth and emotion to cover, alongside the tremendous humor and modern relationships. Our entire cast and crew created amazing character roles and we can’t wait for season two!”

“What excites me about this nomination is Alexis’s work,” said Holder. “As a director, he trusted me in a difficult scene, giving a performance that was risky, but ultimately showed what is human and funny about our show. I am thrilled for Alexis and also the light this that this will shine on a series about two black women. Here’s to humanity in comedy, inclusion and Alexis for his great work!”

About Alexis DenisofAlexis Denisof is one of pop culture’s most versatile and beloved actors. Perhaps best known to audiences as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce on the series Angel, a character he created for season three of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and portrayed for over 100 episodes. Denisof is a recognizable member of the “Whedonverse,” actors who have created and portrayed amazing characters in Joss Whedon’s many hit series. Among his many credits, he starred in the adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing and the blockbuster The Avengers as the mysterious villain The Other. He also portrayed a recurring character in NBC’s Grimm, the MTV series Finding Carter, H+ on YouTube and his recurring role as the hilarious news anchor Sandy Rivers on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother has earned him a large fan base.

About I Love Bekka & LucyThe award-winning and critically acclaimed I Love Bekka & Lucy is about best friends Bekka and Lucy who live together on a blissfully secluded block. All is well until a new neighbor moves in next-door and Lucy's boyfriend unexpectedly proposes. The Stage 13 original scripted series was the first digital series to be showcased in the episodic category at SXSW 2017 and is viewable at Stage13.com. The series was created by creator, writer, director and executive producer Rachael Holder and stars Jessica Kennedy (Black Sails) as Bekka, Tanisha Long (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Lucy, Alexis Denisof (How I Met Your Mother) as Glenn, and Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3) as Harry.

ABOUT STAGE 13 Stage 13 is a fearless, original digital content brand showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling. The brand’s series are available on the Stage 13 platform as well as its distribution partners including Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Oath and social channels, mobile partners, and international platforms including Studio+. Creating dynamic, unapologetic series for a multidimensional audience, Stage 13 is part of the Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKSWarner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is chartered with bringing together a diverse portfolio of brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio’s iconic franchises and vast library, WBDN’s portfolio includes DC Universe, DramaFever, and both Boomerang, and Filmstruck in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.

Media Contacts: For Stage 13:Hanna Bolte, Bolte Media310-497-5586 Hanna.Bolte@wbconsultant.com

For WBDN: Heather Gore, Spark PR415-321-1885 heather.gore@sparkpr.com

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