Hypothetical pitch: 1st idea.
- TV series/web series:
- Episodic format
- 12 episodes; continuous story. (like Game of Thrones)
- Sci-fi Noir crime thriller.
Setting: A world that is radically different but clearly relatable to our own.
- Sci-fi future. (Couple decades in the future? 2053?)
- Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and other cities have merged into the world largest metropolitan area. This is the main setting for the game.
- Dystopian/ Most people believe utopian in the universe.
- Metropolis (1927) city design
- Mainly set in the poorer areas of the city.
- Big mix of western and Chinese cultural influences.
- The balance of governments and TNC’s are at a turning point.
- Corruption is rife
- Environmental desolation after decades of environmental neglect on a enormous scale.
- A woman. She is in the wrong place at the wrong time? Bartender.
- Rough background.
- Used to be involved in crime, trying to get a fresh start. Wants the quiet life, her past comes back to haunt her.
- Revenge to tie up loose ends.
- She gets attacked; she is severely injured. A scientist sees this as an opportunity to start a second great leap forward for mankind by creating the first physically augmented person. (Augmentations exist but are more like exo-suits, they are wearable accessories and are not part of the person.)
- Gets involved in something much bigger than herself.
- TV: Syfy, HBO?
- Online: Netflix
- 15 rating. Bit of blood/lots of violence./ Some swearing.
The like of Game of thrones and Breaking bad shows there is a big audience for high budget drama. And while there a web series/comics/anime’s and video games there has never been a mainstream cyberpunk TV series. Why is this?
- Look at Game of Thrones audience.
- Good and Evil not so black and white.
- Bad decisions are made which effect people.
- Her action have unintended consequences,
- Age 25-30
- Half Chinese/ half American
- Above average height (5f 5in- 5f-7in)
- Has street cred.
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