Actor Sean Astin has launched a campaign to raise funds for a political webseries.

The Lord of the Rings star is hoping to pull in $30,000 (£20,000) by 30 October (13) to bring his radio talk show to the Internet.

A message on the website, reads, "We Began this Political Radio/Video Talk Show May 3rd, 2012. To Date we have streamed 31, Two Hour Long, Episodes Live on the ToadHopNetwork, (Radio Worth Watching).

"With virtually no actual dollars invested, we have managed to book National Caliber Guests... & (and) diverse high caliber influencers... After an exhaustive trial period, we are now ready to Launch the Show as a viable competitor in the National Pundit Marketplace. With your help, we are "Ready For Prime Time!!!"