Fitz Cahall wants to push web TV forward with adventure stories. The voice behind the popular outdoor podcasts, The Dirtbag Diaries, has crafted a 22-episode web video series in HD called The Season. Cahall and Bryan Smith—of The New Conservationists—followed five athletes over the course of their seasons in different adventure sports: mountain biking, bouldering, climbing, snowboarding, and kayaking.
The trailer packs a series of highlights into a short space, but I'm looking forward to following the long narrative arc of the stories as these athletes struggle toward specific goals. That's Cahall's purpose, to bring rich storytelling to the outdoor media, in a high-quality format. The Season starts in late January. You can look for updates on dirtbagdiaries.com theseasontv.com, subscribe via iTunes, or come back to watch the episodes on the Outside video player.
Until then, watch the preview below and read a bit more about the series from Cahall.