Well, it’s all systems go on this series I’ve been circling for a while.
I’ve been in discussion with the show’s creator for a couple of months now, brainstorming his vision and beating out a rough ten-episode first season narrative arc. This Monday, the writers’ room convenes for a 4-5 story breaking session. Would love to tell you more, but I’m going to defer to the decision makers and get clarity on their social media policy before revealing too much. What I CAN say is that it’s future Earth sci-fi… and, quite honestly, unlike anything I’ve ever worked on.
As far as those other projects go…
That Supernatural Small-town Mystery Series: Looks like it could be fading like a pier-side Carson Beckett at the end of that explosive tumor episode. I’ve followed up twice now on the status of the project with no definite word. I feel like I’m one more follow-up email away from them filing a restraining order and relocating.
The Untitled Awesome Project: Fear not! This one is still in play. It’ll take a while to close the deal, then some time to come up with a game plan on the creative, so this one is a way’s away. Still, it’s going to be a blast.
The Comic Book Adaptation: Working off the breakdown written by the creator of the comic book, I have put together a 10-page series overview. Tomorrow, we all get on the phone for one of those group conference calls where everyone talks over each other and at least one participant mysteriously drops out, never to be heard from again. Next step would be to outline the pilot which, in my opinion, should more or less follow the first issue of the comic book. That final twist is a doozy!
The Adaptation of that Horror Novel: To quote Cookie Monster, What De Fudgee-o??? This deal was supposed to be closed three months ago, only it turned out it was actually only almost closed. Then the deal was all but closed last month but, since then, radio silence. Hmmmm.
The Gothic Horror Project: Last I heard, a production company was going to option the pilot I co-wrote with my friend Tara with an eye to developing a bible. The fact that this was several weeks ago and I haven’t heard anything since leads me to suspect this one has gone up in smoke as well.
The Procedural: Had a great sit-down with “the sock” and his partner to discuss how we’re going to pitch this one. I review our strategic document tomorrow.
And that’s that. It’s still feeling like the calm before the storm, but the winds are definitely picking up.
Today, I leave you with a behind the scenes pic from Dark Matter’s season 2 finale which finds Alex Mallari Jr. and Ellen Wong possibly discussing the sheer impossibility of eating a mango –
Finally, forgot to mention it, the voters have spoken. I am an LSU Tigers fan this season! Is it mere coincidence that they upset the Miami Hurricanes in their first game? I think not!