Tom Skerritt’s EVRGRN

(Photo source: EVRGRN, Stirr)

EVRGRN, offering a wide range of titles from the Pacific Northwest, has launched on the free Stirr streamer with both a 24/7 channel and on-demand content.

The service comes from Seattle’s Triple Squirrels, a company founded by actor Tom Skerritt (Emmy winner for Picket Fences).

We counted 90 titles on EVRGRN’s roster, with none of them short-form.

The selection includes:

  • A 2013 documentary whose title may well be what EVRGRN stands for: Evergreen. This 90-minute film, however, is a look at the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Washington.
  • The Snack Bar, 14 mostly half-hour episodes featuring Academy Award-nominated animated films and Seattle International Film Festival selections
  • Beach Town (2015), a romantic rock and roll beach dramedy about the lives of some young people in a low-rent Seattle coastal community.

“We’re providing a platform for the world-class creative energy that thrives in the Pacific Northwest and sharing it with audiences around the world,” said Skerritt in a press release from Triple Squirrels, where his official title is chief creative officer.

We’ve got one request for Skerritt, though. We know it’s set in the Midwest, so not in EVRGRN’s purview, but can you do anything about getting Picket Fences (CBS, 88 episodes, 1992-1996) into the digital age, since the two-time Emmy winner for Best Dramatic Series is currently not streaming anywhere.

Or at least get the cast together for one of those virtual reunions? We’d love to see you back with Kathy Baker, Lauren Holly and Don Cheadle! (But RIP Fyvush Finkel and Ray Walston, who helped add comedic touches to this crime drama).

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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