I’d like to say that it came to me in a dream but, in truth, it came to me as I was lying wide awake at 5:30 a.m. My french bulldog had stirred me out of a deep slumber, pacing around until I got up to let her out and, once her business was done, returned to bed where she immediately drifted off. No insta-sleep for me though. While Lulu lay beside me, snoring up a storm, I stared up at the ceiling and, over the course of the next two hours, came up with the premise of my new SciFi series.
I eventually drifted off, slept for a couple of more hours and then awoke creatively rarin’ to go. Throughout the day, while I was walking the dogs and running errands, I broke the story: a tease, five acts, a tag, colorful characters, big stakes, humor, and my trademark twists, turns, shocks and surprises.
The plan is to write the pilot between now and when the Dark Matter writers’ room kicks off on June 12th, hopefully set it up for a fall of 2017 premiere, and convene a second writers’ room in August.
It’s all coming together nicely – except, of course, for the title. I hate coming up with titles (which is why I had YOU, the fans, choose all the Dark Matter season 2 episode titles. Thanks.). So how about it? Despite the fact that you know absolutely nothing about the prospective new show, what cool SF titles would you suggest?
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Meanwhile, over on my dedicated Dark Matter – @DarkMatter_show – twitter account, I’ve been uploading behind-the-scenes pics from the first season finale:
THREE drops off the laundry.
The troops get their marching orders.
Searching the vents – an homage to Alien.