Post by Matthew James on Jul 24, 2018 1:17:44 GMT -6
There are places in our world where the lines between dimensions are thin. Just thin enough that sometimes things are able to punch through into our world. Just long enough to get a glimpse of them.
Have you ever seen a dead loved one? Felt the hair on your arm shoot up for no reason? Felt like you were being watched by something just out a view?
You see, when people die in our world, their souls are sent to the beyond. Sadly, sometimes they end up -- trapped in other dimensions. Desperately trying to claw their way back into our world. You might know these creatures as “ghosts” or “spirits”… But they aren’t the only thing that exists beyond “The Doorway”. Beyond it, exists a world... No, a universe of endless possibility... But also one of endless darkness... darkness would devour the light if it ever pierced through.
Welcome to Bright Cove, Washington. A small little town where one such Doorway exists. Where when it’s accidentally opened, the word “Impossible” will take on a whole new meaning. Where four young students and their loved ones embark on a journey that will change our world forever when an ancient being from another dimension ends up determined to destroy our world.
Meet “The Hood”. An ancient being so old he doesn’t even remember his own name. Named after the fact that he hears a long dark robe and a hood that covers where his face might normally be, but instead of looking into the eyes a human, we see nothing but darkness. A creature from another dimension, who has sucked his world of… well, everything. Leaving behind only an empty wasteland. He is the physical embodiment of darkness. And it oozes from him, infecting those around him, driving them all slowly mad. Bringing out the worst of themselves in the process. He’ll stop at nothing to devour our world.
Our Heroes consist of four misfits who despite having lived in the small town of Bright Cove their whole lives (or mostly), have little contact with each other. The four are forced into the same detention, and it launches them on a journey that will leave them forever changed. When they stumble upon the doorway, a gateway into endless worlds and The Doorway winds up giving our “core four” superpowers. Ones they don’t understand or get why they’re given. That is until they cross paths with The Hood, an ancient being who came from the doorway who wants to rule our world. The four are forced to come together if they hope to beat back The Hood, and anything else that might come from the doorway that would mean our world harm.
MATT SULLIVAN, (Portrayed by Dylan Minnette), Sixteen. Is a cold, broken young man, whose small stature often leads those around him to underestimate him. He doesn’t trust easily. A habit he picked up from spending the first six years of his life in the foster system. He’s slowly learned to trust only a small select few, namely his adoptive mother Kelly, a kind woman who wanted to have a son. Matt does all he can to be this for her, but always worries he isn’t good enough for her. He also had a blossoming friendship with Emily Ashford when the two were young, but their friendship was cut short when he and his mother moved to Connecticut when his father was offered a much higher paying job. Now back and looking for a fresh start, Matt will have to start from scratch and hope he can fix his damaged friendship with Emily.
POWER: When he comes into contact with the doorway, Matt receives the ability of super strength. Which he at first will use to protect his loved ones. He will also realize that this new found strength means no one will ever hurt him again, and he begins to use his powers when maybe he shouldn’t.
EMILY ASHFORD (Portrayed by Natalia Dyer), sixteen, is smart, awkward but starting to grow into her looks. Sadly loss has left her damaged. She watched her mother die when she was eight and was forced to deal these emotions alone when her best friend left just before her mother’s death, he did eventually reach out to her, but Emily hurt, told him never to speak to her again. He listened… But Emily has since seen her mother, after her death. She’s tried to tell people around her, but she just ended up in a psych ward, a stint that left her seen as a pariah to her peers. Forcing the young girl even further into isolation. Upon Matt’s return to Bright Cove, she is initially hostile towards him but will be forced to confront their past. If they hope to save their town.
POWER: When she comes into contact with the doorway, Emily ends up being able to harness the energy around herself, using it to create an impenetrable energy field which she uses to protect herself and the people around her.
SHANNON CARTER (Portrayed by Lili Reinhart), sixteen, is fierce and independent, she’s pretty and should be popular, but finds herself living in the rougher part of town. Because of where she lives, she finds herself with no friends at school. When at home she is the primary caregiver, worrying about her autistic younger brother Nolan, and caring for their more often than not drunk mother. She blames herself for the disappearance of her brother, and her choices are what will lead the core four to the doorway. Where everything will change.
POWER: When Shannon comes into contact with the doorway, she’ll be given the ability of telepathy. The power to transmit and receive information. Suddenly the girl who always had nothing will find she has the power to get whatever she wants.
JUSTIN REED (Portrayed by RJ Cyler), sixteen, is smart beyond his years, and unlike the rest of the group, he’s deeply compassionate. He’s also been in love with Emily Ashford since the first day of school. A fact he’s shared with his only friend, Nolan Carter. When the two hear of Emily’s story, they set out to prove her right. The boys end up discovering that all the strange sighting and bizarre things around town have a pattern to them, and a focal point. Nolan decides to dig into this alone, and winds up missing. Leading Justin to blame himself for his friend’s disappearance. He tries to tell this to the Deputy running the case but is dismissed as having an overactive imagination. When Shannon approaches him about his claims, it’ll lead him on a journey, he’ll find a confidence within himself … and though a dangerous one, by the end of it. He’ll emerge out of it all the stronger, and he may even get to talk to his dream girl. If he survives.
POWER: Despite coming into contact with the doorway with the rest of the core four, Justin does not seem to acquire any abilities.
CARRIE MCINTRYE (Portrayed by Violet Beane) is seventeen, a high school senior, pretty, popular, but somewhat dimwitted, she dates Aaron Kenner and has pretty much everything going for her. That is until she comes into contact with the doorway. Its effects on her will leave her shattered, with her heart full of darkness, and ripe for the Hood’s picking.
AARON KENNER (Portrayed by Richard Harmon), is eighteen, he’s a star quarterback, about to graduate. He’s also a bully to those who are weaker than him, and takes and takes a particular interest in Nolan and Justin. He also likes to push around Carrie, something he’ll soon come to regret. When the doorway is opened and The Hood begins to ravage his town, filling it with all sorts of evil, Aaron will be forced to take a hard look at the man he’s become.
NOLAN CARTER (Portrayed by Freddie Highmore), is fifteen, a high school sophomore, he’s quiet, timid, and usually likes to keep to himself. He loves his sister and appreciates all she does for him, but due to her more paternal nature, often views her as more of a mother than a sister. Unlike his sister though, he doesn’t seem to let where he comes from defining himself and has gained a close friend within Justin. He’s loyal and devoted, so much so that when he begins to worry his friend’s discovery could lead him to harm, he takes it upon himself to investigate alone. In no way prepared for what he’s about to find. A doorway that leads to other worlds.
HANNAH ABBOTT (Portrayed by Elizabeth Henstridge), Mid 20’s, is a fiery investigative reporter for the Bright Cove Tribune, and all things considered is skeptical of the strange and unexplained. She initially begins to look into the disappearance of Nolan Carter but winds up on a collision course with the true nature of what hides beneath her little town. Through the course of the season, her resolve to uncover the truth with lead her into questioning all she believes in.
DEPUTY ELLIOT FORD (Portrayed by Elliot Knight), Mid 20’s, Despite his young age, Elliot is a senior deputy for the Bright Cove Sheriff’s department. Who winds up taking the lead in Nolan’s disappearance. He’s arrogant, self-assured, and often leaps without thinking through his actions. Throughout the course of the season, he’ll have to learn to do just the opposite, if he has any hope of thwarting the hood’s plan and restoring peace to his town.
PETER ASHFORD (Portrayed by Tom Welling), Late 40’s, he’s Emily’s father. He’s extremely protective of his little girl, but because of the loss of his wife, keeps Emily at arms lengths. A fact that has strained his relationship with her. He worries about his daughter’s obsession with beyond. Though normally a fair and firm, Principal for Bright Cove. He has an intense dislike of Matt upon his return and sets out to make the boy’s life difficult.
Bright Cove’s first season will consist of nine episodes. That will be broken up into three parts.
ACT ONE (Episodes 1-3) will consist of the beginning of our journey, The Core Four will dig into Nolan Carter’s disappearance. They will discover the doorway, receive and attempt to get a grip on their powers and have their first encounter with The Hood.
Chapter One: The Opening
Summary: Four Students uncover sinister secrets beneath their town, a Doorway that leads to infinite worlds, and an ancient being who means to wipe everyone out.
Chapter Two: The Darkness
Summary: While Matt, Shannon, and Emily come to grips with their newfound powers, Justin attempts to uncover more about the symbol on the chamber wall. Meanwhile, Carrie's situation worsens, and Hannah Abbot turns to various places in hopes of getting dirt on the bizarre events taking place in the town.
Chapter Three: Isn’t Ignorance Bliss
Summary: The four are forced to make a tough choice when the Hoods latest victim begins tries to kill them. Meanwhile, When Emily comes under fire, Matt heads down a dark path for revenge.
ACT TWO (Episodes 4-6): The town’s population begin to become increasingly darker. Hauntings will continue to escalate, while Matt will struggle with the darkness already within him. Hannah will become consumed by the increase in ghost sightings and delve deeper into her investigation, forming a rocky relationship with Ford along the way. Emily will have to face her past. Justin will begin to feel left out due to the fact he doesn’t have any powers, and Shannon will begin to revel in the fact that she can manipulate those who have always given her family a hard time into doing anything she wants.
Chapter Five: The Other Side
Summary: Emily realizes that her mother has been trying to send her a message from the other side.
Chapter Six: All that Remains
Summary: The Hoods army of darkness grows, as does his effect on the town.
ACT THREE (Episodes 7-9): Finale. With the darkness seeping out into the streets, anarchy breaks out in Bright Cove. Everyone must come together to stop the Hood. Push back his army of Darkness, and reclaim their hometown. If they can’t… The rest of the world will fall with them.
Chapter Seven: Break on Through
Summary: All Hell Breaks Loose across the town. The team is forced to take shelter. Ford seeks outside help.
Chapter Eight: Well of Light
Summary: The kids look for a way to fight off the Hood and his army.
Chapter Nine: Believe in the Impossible
Summary: The End of the journey, death is inevitable. But so is Hope…