Man, pitching is tough. Even when you know your take inside out and are feeling great about it going in, there’s no telling how you did going out. Especially after protracted pockets of silence after the humorous bits. Still, 45 minutes of awesome storytelling later, you try to put it out of your mind and refocus on other projects.
For what it’s worth though, this would be a dream project. The cross-genre subject matter combines two of the things I love most and would team me with someone I’ve enjoyed working with in the past who be a total blast to work with again. This projects ticks all the boxes. So, of course, as always, it’s wait and see.
Meanwhile, tomorrow is the kick-off call for the (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project. I’ve already started working on a the detailed outline for the pilot, occasionally pitching Akemi and Ivon the various sequences I’ve envision. I’ve yet to write the script yet they already have their favorite character. The same one! This show is going to be a joy to work on if it goes. It’ll be like writing/producing the funniest installments of Stargate (Window of Opportunity, Wormhole X-Treme, 200) and Dark Matter (All The Time In The World, Isn’t That A Paradox?) EVERY episode.
Also meanwhile, official prep begins on this other series. Former Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock will be doing the honors, designing our unique far future city exteriors and interiors, overseeing construction as it gets underway tomorrow. 9 of the first season’s 10 scripts are already in play. And also this week, we pull the trigger on our department heads and get the ball rolling on casting. The latter will be especially challenging as we have 10 series regulars to nail down before the start of principal photography in late March.
I already feel the need for a Tokyo getaway…