Dreamscape [Science Fiction/Mystery] Jul 2, 2012 20:43:00 GMT -6
Post by Jason T. Davis on Jul 2, 2012 20:43:00 GMT -6
After the sudden death of her twin sister, Sonya Conrad is hired to take her place as the leader of an elite team of thieves that operate in unique ways. Using a process called "extraction," Sonya and her team of specialists perform illegal and dangerous heists by entering the subconscious minds of their targets, in order to extract information useful to their contractors. Operating as "thieves for hire," each episode will focus on a different contract, and a different mind heist.
Soyna Conrad, The Extractor, is the head of a group of thieves that specialize in extracting information from people's subconscious. Sonya, like her twin sister Samantha, is highly educated in neuroscience and psychology, making her the ideal "extractor." Taking her sisters place has not been easy, but she will not let her team down.
Matthew Bowers, The Point Man, was Samantha's second hand and secret lover. It has been especially difficult for him to accept Sonya's role in the group, but he does his best to keep his emotions to himself. Matthew is the team's researcher and planner; he is the one that makes sure everything in the Dream World is right.
Cody Lancaster, The Architect, makes it his business to welcome Sonya unto the team, and is her only true friend so far. He is the quiet, awkwardly shy type; not very social outside this circle. Cody is the designer of the dream spaces, creating the multiple, physical layers of a dream.
Wes Francis, The Forger, is a spontaneous renegade with an act for speaking his mind. He didn't particularly care for Samantha, and though he hasn't said so, we can tell that he's glad she's gone. Wes has the ability to imitate others in the dreamworld to the point of taking a person's appearance.
1x01: The Replacement
When Samantha Conrad, a highly requested extractor is killed in action, her fellow teammates turn to her twin sister, Sonya, who has a similar skill set. New to the world of dreams and extraction, she is forced to learn quickly in order to complete the mission her sister was not able to, when a wealthy corporate head threatens to "ruin" their reputation if the job is not done successfully.
1x02: The Farm
The team is contracted by a secret company that specializes in human experimentation and biological mutations, to go inside the mind a man that might have inside knowledge on their activities.
After putting a man in a coma before getting a piece of vital information that may reveal a mole in their midst, a Russian mob boss hires the extractors to go inside his mind to acquire a single name.
1x04: The Road Less Traveled
The team is hired by a wealthy and caring mother, looking for her missing daughter. The extractors go into the mind of her daughter's ex boyfriend, who may be responsible for the missing child.
Another extraction team requests Matthew Bowers to assist them in a dangerous mission, which leads to possible exposure to the public.
1x06: Bad Dreams
The team must go into the mind of a disturbed child to find out what caused him brutally murder his entire family.
Sonya believes she is being messed with when her dead sister keeps appearing in her dreams.
1x08: No Exit
The team must find a way out of a collapsing dream before they are trapped in a limbo state, forever.
Notes: This series has been in my head since I saw Inception in 2010, and it's just now coming out. While the episode summaries and premise make it seem like I'm taking a strictly procedural route with this show, I'll let you know now, that is not the case. The series would work as both a procedural and serialized drama, due to the lingering mystery behind Samantha's death (though this is just one among many mysteries I haven't established in this pitch) I see this operating under a similar style as "Fringe."
Also, I'm looking for a producer to help with development of the show. Obviously, you have to have seen Inception, and preferably, enjoyed it.
Now, I know I have been pitching a lot lately, but I'm willing to cancel out all or most of those pitches for this current one, if the idea goes over well. Also, I've been thinking about canceling my Archangel project, due to the fact that I just can't seem to write for it any longer. I've been feeling this way for quite some time now, and I think it's best to call it quits now, than produce a half-witted project.
So, tell me what you think of this series. Any feedback is welcome!