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Saturday, June 18, 2016

(OUTview AMERICA): INTER-view: Jake Biondi Previews Boystown Season 5!

by MK Scott

The BOYSTOWN series has a fascinating history. It began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger that left readers wondering what would happen to their favorite characters. Enthusiastic BOYSTOWN fans from all over the world petitioned Biondi to release the installments more quickly; they simply couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Overwhelmed by and grateful for the fans’ responses to the series, Biondi began to write more quickly and also began to publish the series in book format.

Like the first four books, BOYSTOWN Season Five is available at bookstores across the country as well at online at amazon.com, bn.com, and iTunes. The series is available in paperback, audio book, and all e-book formats. Readers may order autographed paperback copies of the books directly from BoystownTheSeries.com.

Biondi is working with two television producers who are interested in bringing the BOYSTOWN series to television. Biondi remains optimistic that fans all over the world will soon be able to watch their favorite BOYSTOWN characters in action on television. Zwierzynski said, “BOYSTOWN will make a fantastic TV series because it presents a diverse group of characters that appeal to a wide reading and viewing
audience.” Divine Magazine wrote, “Biondi’s BOYSTOWN was birthed ready for prime time television.” And Gay Media Reviews stated, “This series could completely be made into a television series and I believe that it should be as when reading this series I actually felt that I was watching a drama TV series.

I chatted with Jake about what is ahead:

MK Scott: Boystown Season Five is finally here! What are some key moments in this book? 

Jake Biondi: The fifth book picks up right where BOYSTOWN Season Four left off -- so the opening of the book is pretty key. Readers will discover the outcomes of the cliffhangers that ended Season Four and there are some surprises in store. At least two of the series’ central characters don’t survive, so readers may be shocked.

Other key moments in the fifth book include the characters enjoying some annual Chicago events like Pride and Market Days -- as well as a double wedding event that serves as the book’s finale.

MK: What will make this different from the other four?

JB: I think the best word to describe this fifth book is “more.” It is the longest book in the series so far so it provides more of everything. There is definitely more character development. It’s important to me to never lose focus on the series’ core characters, so this book provides many opportunities for the characters to just hang out together and talk as friends. Of course, it wouldn’t be BOYSTOWN without drama and there is even more drama in this season than ever before. The twists and turns keep coming one right after another. Season Five is quite a roller coaster rides and I’m hoping fans will love it.

MK: Tell us about any new characters. 

JB: BOYSTOWN Season Five introduces two great new characters -- Camille Ciancio and Patrick Provenzano. Fans have really reacted to the character of Rachel Carson, who is BOYSTOWN’s bad girl. Well, Camille will give Rachel a run for her money. From the moment they meet in the book, they go at each other and readers will have to stay tuned to see which woman comes out on top. And Patrick is a psychiatrist introduced to the series to help one of the main characters cope with his past. But Patrick brings with him a shady past all his own...

MK: I know your dream is to get the series on TV. How is that going?

JB: It’s actually coming along great. I’m continuing to work with TV producers Weston Mueller and Gabe Fiscale and they are moving things forward. We should be able to reveal more information about the TV series very soon.

MK: Will there be a sixth season and when?

JB: Yes, there will be a sixth season of BOYSTOWN. In fact, I have already begun to write it. I can’t give you an exact release date just yet, but I’m guessing it will be around Thanksgiving. Stay tuned...

For more on Boystown, please visit BoystownTheSeries.com

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