1st idea for open pitch

Hypothetical pitch: 1st idea.

 

Format:

 

  • 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.

Story/plot

  • 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.

Audience:

  • 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.

Character:

  • 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.

Sikora J, 2014, Who will “turn” up for AMC’s new series and will it be a viewer game of Thrones, [Internet] available from:

http://civicscience.com/who-will-turn-up-for-amcs-new-series-and-will-it-be-a-game-of-thrones-viewer/

Accessed 08/04/2015.

USC Marshall school for business, 2014, HBO relies on social media to Reach difficult demographic. [Internet] Available from https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/025bf606-020a-48e9-89bf-99adda13e9b1/entry/hbo_relies_on_social_media_to_reach_difficult_demographic?lang=en

Accessed 08/04/2015.

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