Felicia Day + Dragon Age = gamer geekgasm

Felicia Day, the actress/singer/writer/producer/hardcore gamer who wowed us in Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and her own web series The Guild, will be starring in Dragon Age: Redemption, a six-episode web series based on Bioware's popular RPG Dragon Age. She's also written and co-produced the series, which means she totally pwns it.

Bioware buffed her with a professional crew to tell the tale of Elven thief Tallis, who gathers a band of allies together to help her find a renegade magician. The crew includes cinematographer John Bartley (Lost), director Peter Winther (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear) and co-producer Dan Kaplow (The United States of Tara).

Day wrote in her blog:

Almost eleven months ago, my agent called me and said he'd had a conversation with someone from EA/Bioware about the possibility of working together... [T]he name "Dragon Age" came up. One of my favorite games, and they would let me write in it? Act in it? Be an ELF in it?! Really?! Um, can we shoot YESTERDAY?!

Although Dragon Age II appears on shelves on March 8, Bioware hasn't set a release date for the web series, which is enough to make us go all aggro.

Day has a famous love for sci-fi, fantasy and gaming. After her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended (she was Vi the Slayer), she spent her time playing World of Warcraft. She told Joystiq:

I had a REALLY bad WOW addiction for almost 2 years. The life of an actor is either very busy or VERY SLOW, and I filled every second of the slow times with WOW. I knew it was bad when I was turning down professional opportunities to run MC with my alt :) So I had to stop for a while, cold turkey was the only way to go to get my life under control.

Day turned her addiction into a comedy series when she created The Guild. It eventually led to a more diverse career.

Now that Dragon Age: Redemption is in post-production, Day is currently contemplating her script for season five of The Guild.

(via USA Today)

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