|My Virtual Escape|
|Creator|| Jesse Ridgway|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Series type||YouTube Series, StoryFire Series|
|Original run||Oct 29, 2017 - Jul 4, 2018|
- "A troubled teen named Isaac struggles to find meaning in his life until he comes across a cutting-edge Virtual Reality Helmet called: "E.V.E"."
My Virtual Escape, also referred to as the Escape Series, is a web series created by Jesse Ridgway that premiered on October 29, 2017, and ended on July 4, 2018. The series is watchable on StoryFire and YouTube. It is a spin-off of THE DEVIL INSIDE SERIES and tells the story of Isaac Kalder, the main character. As such, this series takes place during the time of the first and second season of The Devil Inside Series.
Isaac Kalder is an ordinary teenager and a recent high school graduate who has just become depressed after the loss of his sister and mother, which causes future drug addiction, alcoholism, and a hostile attitude. This results in a dysfunctional relationship with his parents, and an attempt was made to help Isaac religiously, but Isaac does not accept. Isaac stubbornly resents and shuts out anyone who tries to make him stop what he's doing and wishes to escape from all the problems in his life. He unexpectedly receives a virtual reality device called E.V.E., a game world ruled by a powerful being from his dreams. As a last chance, Isaac uses it to escape and discover the true meaning of his life while encountering helpful and dangerous people and obstacles along the way.
- Isaac Kalder (Protagonist)
- Arachnid/Abraham (Deuteragonist Villain turned Main Antagonist)
- Joseph Kalder/The Servant/The Overlord (Supporting Anti-Hero turned Tritagonist)
- (Nick Caprio plays as The Servant/The Overlord in a costume with makeup and Jesse does the voice of The Overlord)
- Malachi Samson (Main Antagonist turned Deuteragonist)
- Rebekah (Secondary Tritagonist)
- A.D.A.M (Supporting Character)
- Michael Archer (Supporting Character)
- Martha Esther (Minor Character turned Supporting Character)
- Noah Crabtree (Minor Chracter turned Tertiary Antagonist)
- Mary II (Dynamic Antagonist turned Supporting Character)
- Sarah Cunningham (Supporting Character)
- Michael (in-game character) (Main Tritagonist)
- Leah Matthews (Supporting Character)
- Tommy (Minor Character)
- Solomon (in-game character) (Supporting Anti-Hero)
- Sexy Mobster John (Supporting Antagonist)
- Gingy (Supporting Character)
- Jesus (Supporting Character)
- Samantha (real life Solomon) (Supporting Anti-Hero)
- Longbags/Corey (Supporting Character)
- Daniel M. Keem/KNN News Anchor (Minor Character)
- Elijah (Minor Antagonist)
- Eve Kalder (Minor Character | Isaac's Main Goal is to see Eve Kalder again)
- Aaron Andrews (Minor Character)
- Judas (Minor Character)
- Capt. Louis Phillips (Minor Character)
- Young Isaac (Minor Character)
- Ruth (Minor Character)
- Elizabeth/Ruth's Mom (Minor Character)
- Leah's Dad (Minor Antagonist turned Deuteragonist)
- Jacob (Minor Character)
- Debbie (Minor Character)
- Delilah (Minor Character)
- Mary Kalder (Supporting Character)
- Peter (Minor Character)
- Paul (Minor Character)
- Hannah (Minor Character)
- Bot #1 (Minor Character)
- Bot #2 (Minor Character)
- Cop #1 (Minor Character)
- Cop #2 (Minor Character)
- Cop #3 (Minor Character)
- The Brotherhood
- Juliette Reilly as Jogger (cameo appearance) (Cameo Character)
- Tommy Orth as Rebekah's son (Minor Character)
- Macie Orth as Rebekah's daughter (Minor Character)
- Jesse Ridgway as The Devil and Tony Trevorelli (Cameo Characters)
Season 1 "Genesis"
|Ep. No.||Episode Title||Release Date||YT Link|
|1||paralyzed.||29th Oct, 2017 (StoryFire)
31st Oct, 2017 (YouTube)
|2||a brave new world.||5th Nov, 2017 (Storyfire)
7th Nov, 2017 (YouTube)
|3||sheriff & the outlaw.||25th Nov, 2017 (YouTube)
29th Nov, 2017 (Storyfire)
|4||scouting solomon's.||3rd Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
5th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|5||fallen angel.||10th Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
12th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|6||sacrilegious.||17th Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
19th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|7||christmas e.v.e.||25th Dec, 2017 (Storyfire)
27th Dec, 2017 (YouTube)
|8||god's plan.||3rd Jan, 2018 (Storyfire)
5th Jan, 2018 (YouTube)
Season 2 "Exodus"
|Ep. No.||Episode Title||Release Date||YT Link|
|9||missing.||21st Jan, 2018 (Storyfire)
23rd Jan, 2018 (YouTube)
|10||two birds, many stones.||28th Jan, 2018 (Storyfire)
30th Jan, 2018 (YouTube)
|11||ranked up.||4th Feb, 2018 (Storyfire)
6th Feb 2018 (YouTube)
|12||the servant.||12th Feb, 2018 (Storyfire)
13th Feb, 2018 (YouTube)
|13||brothers in arms.||24th Feb, 2018 (Storyfire)
26th Feb, 2018 (YouTube)
Season 3 "Crucifixion"
|Release Date||YT Link|
|14||dreaming.||11th Mar, 2018 (Storyfire)
13th Mar, 2018 (YouTube)
21st Mar, 2018 (Storyfire)
23rd Mar, 2018 (Youtube)
31st Mar, 2018 (Storyfire)
3rd Apr, 2018 (Youtube)
|17||little gangbanger||11th Apr, 2018 (Storyfire)
13th Apr, 2018 YouTube)
|18||the heist.||25th Apr, 2018 (Storyfire)
27th Apr, 2018 (YouTube)
Season 4 "Revelations"
|Release Date||YT Link|
|19||broken.||5th May, 2018 (Storyfire)
7th May, 2018 (YouTube)
|20||noah's ark.||14th May, 2018 (Storyfire)
16th May, 2018 (YouTube)
|21||haven.||23rd May, 2018 (Storyfire)
25th May, 2018 (YouTube)
|a tangled web.||6th June, 2018 (Storyfire)
8th June, 2018 (YouTube)
|23||judgement day.||27th June, 2018 (Storyfire)
29th June, 2018 (Youtube)
|24||break free.||4th July, 2018 (Storyfire)
6th July, 2018 (YouTube)
- Mrs. Murschell
- Mr. Rozanski
- The Whisper
- Dr. Lazarus
- The Devil
- Psycho Dad
- Tony Trevorelli
- The Hallucination
(These characters were only mentioned in the Storyfire prologues; excluding Tony Trevorelli, Psycho Dad and The Devil)
This series was greatly praised as one of the best McJuggerNuggets series Jesse has made in his career because of its amazing storytelling, performances, cast & characters, direction, action, visuals, creativity, themes, songs, and music. On October 20th, 2018, Jesse won a Streamy Award for best directing for his work on My Virtual Escape.
- The series is released on StoryFire and YouTube.
- Some characters in the story are not seen in the episodes and only mentioned in the StoryFire prologues.
- This series is very unique in the sense that it has several new actors and actresses portraying the characters. Several are well known on the channel, some never seen before, and a few who made small background appearances in Jesse's past videos.
- This is the first time the audience gets introduced to Isaac's world & peers, as they learn why he wanted to leave and never go back in THE DEVIL INSIDE SERIES.
- This is also the first McJuggerNuggets series ever to put voting choices at the end of each episode, allowing the audience to cast their votes and influence how the story should go.
- Mother Sarah and Arachnid make return appearances in this series, as they were first seen in THE DEVIL'S LOST SOULS!
- Longbags, Isaac's drug dealer, makes a returning appearance in the story.
- The only known family members and friends of the Ridgway, Stahlberger and Abraham Family that is not included in this series are Charles Mixner Sr. and Georgie Stahlberger.
- The series features creative camerawork, including the use of a drone camera, making it more cinematic with cuts, visual effects, sound effects, & music.
- This series also features physical action much different than before, with punching, tackling, hitting and killing with objects and melee weapons, chase scenes, and gun-fights.
- The series contains plenty of biblical references, including most of the characters' names which are biblical names and the name of the V.R. world, E.V.E., which is taken from the biblical name itself, "Eve."
- This series is the second time where Theresa Ridgway acts as an antagonist in some episodes, the first series being, CHRISTMAS SERIES
- The series also shows its timeline comparisons with that of the first season of The Devil Inside Series, with Isaac leaving his world to go to Jesse Ridgway's and returning and Longbags returning to his world all stabbed and bruised.
- The series stars Angela Demarcantonio Golca a.k.a. Psycho Mom as Mary Kalder, Isaac's biological mother. Her departure and absence from the family is the part of the reason behind Isaac's depression, as he wishes to see her again.
- In little gangbanger., it was revealed that another major reason for Isaac's depression is the death of his little sister a few years prior to the timeline of the series. Isaac's wish, should he win E.V.E. and make it to Haven, is to have his deceased little sister back again.
- The series even stars Daniel M. Keem a.k.a. Keemstar as KNN News Anchor.
- Jesse confirmed that god's plan. is the My Virtual Escape Season 1 Finale.
- The series has numerous similarities towards the popular MMO/RPG Anime: Sword Art Online
- In broken., Juliette Reilly makes a cameo appearance in this series as a jogging girl.
- Although unseen, The Devil and Tony Trevorelli also makes a cameo appearance in this series in double-cross. with Jesse voicing them.
- Originally, This series is suppose to be release a few months after the Psycho Series but there’s been some issues going on with the Psycho Family Documentary and the Psycho Series BTS. So as a result, the series has to be pushed back to a year later.
- In the end of the finale episode, it is revealed that Jeff Saxton Jr. was the cameraman for this series.
- As soon as the end credits end by saying "Created by Jesse Ridgway," his name instantly changes to "The Devil," creating suspicion that he might be the one who made Isaac's story, not Jesse.
- In the end credits, the characters whom the cast play are shown with drawings by a praised artist and fan of the series, Amy Rosling.
- The series began on Oct 29th, 2017 and ended on July 4th, 2018.
- Jesse won best director at 2018 Streamy Awards for directing My Virtual Escape.