I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the original The Season, a 22 episode series that followed 5 athletes through a season of pushing their boundaries, was one of the best web series ever made. Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith are both great adventure filmmakers who can capture the dynamics of extreme sports in cinematically beautiful ways. Like so many filmmakers before them, their cameras capture the adrenalin of a mountain biker catching huge air and the pure beauty of a kayaker slicing through a wave. Unlike so many hours of vapid eye-candy that adventure films have been up until this point, The Season uses that action footage merely as a backdrop for each compelling, human story being told.
If the trailer for the upcoming The Season 2 is any indication, the next crop of episodes will raise the story-telling bar even higher.
Video created by Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith.