By MIKE HALE
DRUMBEAT would be too strong a word. But in recent months there’s been a steady patter of news indicating a fresh urgency in the world of original Web series: projects involving high-profile filmmakers, additional rounds of financing, redesigned and expanded video-sharing sites.
One thing that has characterized these developments is that they haven’t involved many actual, reviewable new series. (One exception was the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle “The Confession” on Hulu, which didn’t cause much of a stir but may be turned into a feature film anyway.) [thkBC id="933" height="800" width="1200" anchortext="Read More at TheNewYorkTimes" title="ThickBox Title" url="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/arts/television/original-online-video-is-still-talked-about-more-than-viewed.html" type="iframe" html_wrap="p"]