Back in 2018, Brent Spiner starred in a short musical comedy pilot called Brentwood, where he played a fictionalized version of himself trying to leave his Star Trek: The Next Generation character of Data behind as he worked as a drama professor. In the Brentwood version of his life, Spiner’s main nemesis is his former TNG co-star LeVar Burton.
Brentwood was shown at some festivals and shopped as a pilot for a TV series. Just this week it was put online for the world to see by Omeleto, which showcases independent short films. In addition to Spiner and Burton, Brentwood features Peri Gilpin (Frasier) playing Brent’s wife and comedian Doug Benson playing himself. Check it out…
Brentwood was written and directed by Sharon Everitt, who briefed TrekMovie on how the project came to be:
I was with a friend when we came across Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton having lunch—out in the wild!—together. To top it off, my friend had worked with them, and introduced me. I thought my nerd brain was going to explode. In speaking with Brent, I was obsessed with his self-deprecating humor. I pitched him on the idea of a comedy musical where he HATES LeVar, and Brentwood was born.
Everitt and Spiner also worked together on a viral video that used a portion of the Brentwood pilot, which Brent shared during Emmy season earlier this year.
Everitt says she is still working to get Brentwood picked up as a series. She hopes that having it available online now can help build up some buzz for it. If you want to see more Brentwood, share the YouTube video and leave comments about it on YouTube.
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