Backwash is a new web series written and produced by Joshua Malina, of Sports Night and The West Wing fame, and directed by Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle’s Danny Leiner. It stars a who’s-who from the comedy world: Michael Ian Black, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Fred Willard and on and on. It’s an ambitious one, too, with top-notch production values and some episodes pushing 8 minutes, which is pretty long for web videos. I haven’t seen it all yet, but this feels a bit more like a serialized movie than a standard web series.
The series is a crazy slapstick roadtrip adventure, featuring Malina, Michael Ian Black, and Michael Panes being chased by the cops in an ice cream truck after they accidentally rob a bank. It’s pretty great, so far! The first three episodes are up now on Crackle, and the first one is embedded above.