Another day, another story. This episode, like episodes #7, 9, 10, and 11, was envisioned as a tough one that would take a couple of days to break. But, like episodes #7, 9, 10, and 11, we ended up breaking it over the course of a single day. And that leaves us with one final story remaining: episode 13, the big season finale. As we were heading out to our cars this afternoon, one writer remarked that this one probably WOULD take us a couple of days due to its complex plot. Maybe. But, then again, maybe not. I have the tease, tag, all five act breaks, and the major moves in my head. In fact, I’ve had them in my head for over a year now. After writing the pilot, THIS was the episode my mind automatically went to whenever I imagined getting the green light on the series. The big closer, the Holy Sh*t! season finale that will trigger the colossal fan forum meltdown after its eventual airing. As my buddy would say: “It’s gonna be bananas!”
Alas, as you may have noticed, there was no official announcement at Comic Con. Apparently, they’re still crossing the last t’s, dotting the final i’s, and executing the finishing squiggly flourishes that accompany most official-looking signatures. So…soon. Soon.
In the meantime, it’s full speed ahead. I’d like to see a revised pilot and first drafts of episodes #2, 3, and 4 by end of August, first drafts of episodes #5, 6, and 7 by end of September, and first drafts of #8, 9, and 10 by the time I touch down in Toronto in early November. We’ve already generated a list of potential directors while, internally, we’ve started talking about casting. We’ve got quite a few colorful roles to cast and finding the right people isn’t going to be easy – but we do have a few familiar faces we’d like to bring in for an audition. Or two. Ultimately, we’ll be looking for actors who are not only good, but good to work with. And we know a few. :)
Damn, I’m going to miss going into the office to spin stories. I’d like to say it’s been hard and rewarding work but, the truth is, it’s simply been a hell of a lot of fun.
We HAVE to do this again. Next season!