So let’s take a look at my updated project slate:
THAT NEAR-FUTURE PLANETARY EXPLORATION SERIES
Series bible and pilot script delivered to the broadcaster. So what’s next? Well…
And, yes, as much as I’d love to play Hungry Hungry Hippos instead, sadly, we don’t have the choice. Here’s hoping I’m back in action with David, Erin, Sam, Tom, Rebecca, and Alex sooner than later.
THAT SUPERNATURAL SMALL TOWN MYSTERY SERIES
Series overview and pitch delivered to the production company. If we get the thumbs up, I’ll be heading to script. I really hopes this one pans out, not only because I think it’s a terrific premise, but because I’ve really enjoyed working with the show’s co-creator and production point person. Also, love the idea of shooting in this city, a place I’ve always wanted to visit.
THE UNTITLED AWESOME PROJECT
Had a preliminary meeting about the prospective series, it’s characters, and tone. In the spirit of such Mallozzi-scripted episodes as (Window of Opportunity, Moebius I, The Ties That Bind, Ripple Effect, Point of No Return, Family Ties, Stuff To Steal People To Kill, All The Time in the World, and Isn’t That A Paradox? – whew), this one is going to be a blast to develop – and even more of a blast to produce if things work out.
THAT GOTHIC HORROR PROJECT
Option discussions underway with an eye to producing a series bible for the spring. Interestingly, there’s talk of actually shooting this one just outside of my hometown. I’d be able to meet sis for late night soft serve after wrap!
THE COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION
Love this comic book, and I’ve been a big fan of the writer for ages. Work is presently underway on a series overview. Would love to have a rough draft – for discussion purposes – by mid-September. Broadcast execs talk about wanting “loud and noisy” shows. Well, I can think of no louder or noisier than this one.
Honestly, I never thought I could bring myself to work on a procedural (or medical or legal series), but the concept is unique and it offers opportunities for wonderful, character-driven humor. The creator is a comic legend – very smart, very funny, and very pleasant to work with. I’m hoping we can go out with the pitch in the coming months.
THE ADAPTATION OF THAT HORROR NOVEL
The deal is finally getting closed on the option – I believe – so I’ll soon be brainstorming with the author on a series overview. We’ve already had some preliminary discussions on how we’d like the first season to play out.
THAT FAR FUTURE EARTH-BASED SCI-FI SERIES
Has been given the green light and I’m in the process of a closing a deal to show run. The show’s creator already have a rough, ten-episode game plan for the first season and are eyeing a month-long (maybe longer?) writers’ room starting in early to mid-September.
All very important and very exciting — but first things first! Priority #1 is my fantasy football league draft scheduled for tomorrow night. My Snow Monkeys are defending champs and looking to build a dynasty and shock the world!
Or, at least, the guys in my league.