Cursed - The Series Mar 3, 2012 17:33:48 GMT -6
Post by stevieg on Mar 3, 2012 17:33:48 GMT -6
They are monsters.... created by the past.... to protect our future.
Emily Talbot is the new girl in a new city. A normal sixteen year old teenage girl, or so she always was lead to believe. But Emily isn't aware that she is 'cursed', a life that goes back to her great Uncle many years ago, and now whose blood runs inside of her.
As bodies begin to be discovered, a group of extraordinary people lead by the mysterious Bela Harker look to Emily for answers. As Emily begins to learn her true nature, her 'Curse' .... she begins a journey where the bizarre, the weird and wonderful are brought to life in front of her eyes.
A world protected from humanity for the best. A world, where danger lurks and death is often only a heartbeat away...... but first, she must survive facing her own nightmare of what she really is.
played by Michelle Ryan
Bela is the leader of the group known as 'Universal'. A mysterious, English young woman, with secrets of her past hidden to guard those around her, but soon discovered over time. Wise. Smart. Caring. She will go out the way to protect her team, even at her own cost. The mystery of who she is, what made her, is in her past ...... and the darkness inside of her, may lead to her downfall!
played by AnnaSophia Robb
A sixteen year old, seemingly normal teenager. Until one day she discovers the truth about herself, and who she really is. Coming to terms with the truth, she sets out on a mission to become part of 'Universal' - using her 'curse' to help the team. Young. Nieve. Caring. She finds it hard to adjust to her new life, as her feelings of all that is happening begins to doubt question wether she has made the right decision.
played by Skandar Keynes
Simon Harker is a distant relation to Bela Harker. Although he himself, is not 'cursed', his intelligence in learning about the world and his family history through Bela lead him to become part of the group. Part Hunter / Part Researcher. He grows a fondness towards Emily from the start, as well as trying to be protective of Bela who may not require it. He has conflicts occasionally with J.J. who he doesn't like.
played by Jamie Bell
J.J. as he is mostly commonly refered to by the Universal team, is a mysterious, dark and often moody at times young man. His goth dress sense and seemingly love for anything dark and strange leads the others to sometimes keep their distance from him, which suits him fine. His 'Curse' stems from his family, who passed it down to be used for good, and not evil but the side effects still haven't been cured. He enjoys using his 'curse' to watch others - especially women, almost stalking them at times to his own sexual desires.
played by Clement Poesy
Christine Daee was a leading acrobat in a circus in Paris many years ago, following in her parent's footsteps. Unfortunately, an incident took place which lead to her parents death, and her career brought to an abrupt end. Running away, she made a decision that impacted upon her future life, taking vengeance upon those who brought harm to others, turning heself into a masked vigilante known only as 'The Phantom' who striked fear in the hearts of the Paris underworld. Discovered by Bela escaping from Paris, after she was forced to flee on the run from the police, she was soon recruited to the team and found herself a new home. And the hope one day, that she will find one soul that will break her curse for the life she once took that began it all.
played by Troian Bellisario
Anka, is an Egyptian young woman, who seemed to appear from nowhere in the early part of the 21st century, with much of her past still unknown. Smart. Agile. A quick learner. She has a curse that has given her life beyond death. But now, she has settled into her new home, and found a calling she sought after as part of the Universal team. She is also 2nd in command behind Bela Harker.
played by Nicholas Hoult
Frederick or Doc to the team as he is known to be called, is an all around lab geek. Although he, like Simon Harker is not 'cursed', he leads the field in his intelligence and genius in the art of science, psychology and medicine. The leading physician for the Unit, who patches the team up and helps them survive after their assignments when required upon. His love for medical work seems to be only matched for his passion for experiments and learning more about other 'creatures' captured. His experiments can often cause conflict with Bela who recruited him after seeing the brilliant young mind he had.
played by Kirsten Prout
Gilly is a seemingly mute young woman. In her late 20's, little is known about her as more will be learned of her over time, but she has a soft caring side towards Frederick, who also recipitates his fondness towards her in return. Gilly is often discovered down in the Laboratory area with the Doc. Not a fully fledged member of the team, her calling will soon be answered over time with a mission only she can help out on.
EPISODE GUIDE (First Half of Season One):
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Episode 1x01: Everything Changes .... ? (Pilot Episode) -- 76 Pages
As some form of creature seems to be killing people in the forest close to the city of Serenity Falls, a seemingly innocent young girl arrives on her own. Emily Talbot is soon to learn that she isn't all she thought she was, and that the truth about who she really is, her family history, and the world around her is to be blown wide apart. But can she believe, or survive what exists within her....?
Episode 1x02: Nightmares!
As Anka and Christine are sent out to capture a horrible little goblin demon known as a 'Nightmare'. They travel back and listen to a story he tells of the time he met a woman named 'Bela Harker'. While Bela herself recalls tales of her past few know. A story told with flashbacks of Bela's early life as we see from birth, to pivotal moments of time with her parents that helped shape who she is.
Episode 1x03: Ashes To Ashes.... Dust To Dust!
When a serious car accident causes the death of the woman he loves, the survivor is given an opportunity for her resurrection by a mysterious stranger. But at what price, does love cost?
Episode 1x04: Elements!
At a High School, a teenager suffers an horrific and bloody death in front of his classmates. As Bela sends the team to investigate, they find themselves up against a force more powerful than they imagined.
Episode 1x05: Burn Baby Burn!
Bela receives a call asking for help to protect a young boy with an incredible gift, as the whole case draws too close for Christine who recalls a tale of her own past. A story told with flashbacks to Christine's early life, and what lead to her curse.
Episode 1x06: Deep Steal Diving!
After an horrific and violent death is discovered in the ocean surrounding a small fishing town. Bela sends the team to invstigate, and discover something that lurks beneath the ocean has risen and require help from a new recruit.
1x07: If You Go Down To The Woods Today....?
Bela leads the team to a cabin in the woods, far away from the city to bond. But as she recalls a story of what the cabin means to her - told in flashbacks, informing us of the reasons of what lead Bela to form Universal, a group of Mercenaries close in to kill them all.
Second part of Season One will feature 5 more episodes (Possibly a special afterwards). Final two I am planning to be a two-part cliffhanger ending. I still need a bit of work on the second half of the season, as most are just rough ideas at moment of a few lines of ideas of what I am thinking of doing in them with no drafts written yet of those.
Early Ideas of Future Episodes:
J.J. finds himself in trouble, when he is caught by the Police inside a locked room with a dead woman's body on the bed. Bela and the Unit find themselves split over wether to prove his innocence. Contains flashbacks of J.J.'s life and how he became cursed.
When men suddenly start being discovered turned to stone, the Unit are called in to solve the case and find themselves up against something that is hard to resist for the men in the group.
1x10: The Sphinx!
Anka is asked by an old friend to help out when a murder takes place at the Museum & History of Egypt, but soon discovers her past is returning to haunt her. Contains flashbacks to Anka's past life in Egypt two thousand years ago.
1x11: All Good Things..... (Part 1 of 2 Season Finale)
Bela begins to have terrible nightmares, seeing victims she once killed in her past appear and speak to her. Driving herself insane, she finds herself seeking guidance from the rest of her team to help her....
1x12: ..... Must Come To An End! (Part 2 of 2 Season Finale)
With one member of the Unit kidnapped, Bela finds herself trading her life for those she cares about. And discovers a truth about her past she didn't know.....
I have pitched this elsewhere (MZP) but sadly had no feedback on the script etc, so I'm throwing it out on here to see what you all think of it and if interested
The concept of the show is based on my love for the original Universal Classic Monster Legacy movies. The old classic b&w horror films of the 40's etc that starred the true legends of horror like Lugosi, Karloff, Chaney and more.
The show is also inspired by things like Buffy, Angel and others of this genre.
The show itself focuses on a group of young adults, who each are cursed. Bela Harker, brought them all together to help protect humanity from the creatures and evil that exists in the world. Each of the team bring something unique into the group, and all linked to their past heritage of family history that goes back generations from the Universal Horror Legacy Collection.
From Vampires to Werewolves, Mummy's to Invisible Man, Phantoms to Demons and much more.....
Early first drafts written of the first 7 episodes of Season 1 with episode 1 (pilot) available to read above in link from banner.
Any feedback welcome on it.