The television forecast

Now that the big work project is over, I have more time to work on my writing. Wrong. What I actually need to do is pack up all my belongings for a move. Wrong again. The bigger the task before me, the more I distract myself with writing. And it all gets done eventually, so it's a win-win situation. This morning, instead of piling books and old VHS into boxes, I wrote the series outline to go with my pilot. This may seem a little ambitious, given that the pilot is currently eight pages long and chances of it getting commissioned are slim-to-none. However, I don't think one can write a television pilot without knowing where the whole thing's going. Does it have the legs for a season, let alone five seasons? What is the theme of the season and what arcs need to be set up in that very first episode? Submissions to BBC Writersroom require a complete pilot script AND a brief series...
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