Hothouse Bruiser

By Joel Metzger | Realm

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After the outbreak of a virus that causes instant death, all of downtown Los Angeles is sealed in by an impenetrable wall, quarantining thousands of people inside "The Hothouse." Jason "Bruiser" Brusman is part detective, part Secret Service, part leg-breaker inside the powerful corporation that runs the Hothouse. With his family outside the walls, Bruiser's humanity hangs by a thread as he unravels the mysteries of this strange and violent city within a city.

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Introducing Let Me Tell You About My Murder
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Sep 23, 2022
9. Exodus and Revelation
With riots turning the whole quarantine upside down, Bruiser discovers what The Black Rose really is. Now he must escape the Hothouse with The Black Rose while all his old enemies come after him. The Basement, Sandman, and Mr. Saeger all take their last shot at Bruiser. Every secret of the Hothouse is revealed in this season finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 01, 2022
8. Slow Dance With a Fast Girl
Bruiser escapes to the top of Skybarrio to find himself in a swank penthouse occupied by his old flame, Vera Grayle. Her new husband, The Man Upstairs, runs Skybarrio, and hires Bruiser to collect debts in the gang-infested building. But the real danger starts when Vera pulls him into a murder plot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 25, 2022
7. The Great Unwashed
Bruiser is behind enemy lines -- 40 stories up in the skyscraper jungle hell of "Skybarrio." Every floor of the building has a violent gang blocking his escape. Bruiser is outnumbered - outgunned - and the package he must deliver to safety? Mr. Saeger himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 18, 2022
6. Bruiser Outside The Walls
Bruiser awakens from a coma, blind, in a government base outside the walls. He learns that the quarantine was "sterilized" years ago. A panel of government brass wants him to spill the secrets of the Hothouse -- but even though Bruiser can't see, he can still smell a rat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 11, 2022
5. I'll Get The Guy Who Killed Me
Bruiser has been poisoned with a molecular toxin that gives him exactly one hour to live. His one-word mission? "Revenge." As he tracks his own killer, Bruiser uncovers a cell of evil scientists called "The Basement" and gets more clues to a mysterious object called "The Black Rose." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 04, 2022
4. Big Daddy to The Box
The Sniper has Saeger back in his sights, and this time he wants money. With the clock ticking, his family hanging by a thread, and Vera Grayle revealing who she really is, Bruiser must lure the sniper into the open. When Bruiser takes him down, the Hothouse's biggest secret is revealed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 28, 2022
3. Heist Into Hell
Bruiser is forced into an impossible heist: break into SaegerTech's main containment lab, 40 stories underground, and steal something called "The Black Rose." A mysterious voice on the phone calls every shot of the mission -- and if Bruiser doesn't pull off the heist, Vera Grayle dies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 21, 2022
2. Breakfast with a Dead Girl
Bruiser wakes up to find his date for the evening strangled to death in the bed beside him. With the cops and SagerTech's agents hunting him at every turn, Bruiser must retrace his steps, find the real killer, and clear his name. Now a wanted criminal and on the run, Bruiser finds out who his friends really are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 14, 2022
1. Pilot
The city of Los Angeles is under quarantine, surrounded by an impenetrable wall, and run by a powerful corporation. Richard "Bruiser" Brusman is an ex-cop, now all-purpose heavy, navigating the seedy underworld of "The Hothouse." When a sniper targets the defacto boss of the city, Bruiser must put himself in the crosshairs to stop him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 07, 2022
Introducing Hothouse Bruiser
Peek over the walls into the Hothouse - a violent, hyper-capitalist, city-within-a-city where Bruiser does his thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 30, 2022