All the idea spinning, story breaking, script writing, revising, rewriting, polishing, prepping, production, approvals, and post has finally caught up with me. I am officially “exhausted”. Sorry. With a capital E. “Exhausted”. On the one hand, I suppose I can look forward to the fact that the weekend is finally here. On the other, I can’t take much comfort in the weekend since we’re actually shooting tomorrow on location and I have to get up early for my 6 a.m. pick-up.
But there’s light at the end of the tunnel! Paul and I completed a rough first draft of the season finale the other day. We’re one month out from a second season wrap. And I’m two months out from returning to Vancouver. And that’s where the decisions await…
Do I convene the writers’ room and break season 3 with confidence that we’ll be getting that elusive pick-up, or do I follow my new agent’s advice and head to L.A. where I start taking meetings?
Do I concentrate on Dark Matter or do I full focus on setting up my other pilots?
Do I sell the house in Vancouver or do I hold onto it for now?
Do I adopt another pug or do I make do with only two dogs?
Whatever I decide, I can say that it has been an amazing season of television working with some of the most amazing people one could ever hope to work with. Yes, it’s been exhausting, but incredibly satisfying, and I can’t wait to blow you all away with Dark Matter’s second season. And it’s all gone perfectly according to plan, from Hyperion-8 to Eos-7, and when the final credits roll on episode 26 (title, of course, to be decided by YOU), we’ll be happily closing yet another chapter of this five part SF epic. Ideally, in time, I’ll get to finish the story I’ve envisioned – with the same people who made the show’s first two seasons such a memorable experience – and with all of its twists, turns, shocks, and surprises.
If not, all is not lost. Whether it’ll be through a novel, a comic book series or, hell, a breakdown right here on this blog, you WON’T be left hanging.