The McVoys Jul 21, 2013 14:16:45 GMT -6
Post by Paul Duke on Jul 21, 2013 14:16:45 GMT -6
Created by Paul Duke
Created by Paul Duke
The McVoys have been a name every known criminal has to be aware of it since they have been the most successful family in the world of thievery; known for their knowledge, skills, and slithery escapes from the law. Now, the McVoys are trying to do one thing that they never even attempt---live a normal family life. However, the McVoys are anything but normal. Simon McVoy is the oldest son of three, Bryan McVoy is the youngest, and Robert, the middle brother who died a year ago. They all learned the secrets of the trade from their father, Jack McVoy, and their grandfather, Alistair McVoy; suddenly after Robbie's death, their free-happy ride to do what they want went down the drain and now they are trying to adjust in living the simple life. The keyword is trying.
However, things don't go as planned as they figure out living normalcy isn't part of their formula. Including the brothers, Simon's ex-wife, who resisted earlier, but now, is a hard-nosed sarcastic jerk to the men. Everyone might get back to where they are known for when an interesting proposal from the mysterious "Kren" offers the McVoys a chance to redeem themselves and return to the world of thievery. Now, the family is torn-- will they return to the world where they are known as the Royalty of Crime or can they try to be normal as everyone else. And for this family, normal isn't something to steal.
Simon McVoy (Justin Chambers)
He is the oldest of the McVoy brothers, and a very conservative thief. He like his brothers learned everything from their father and grandfather. A year after his brother's death, losing Robbie drastically changed Simon's perception of the world. He believed til this day he was the cause of his brother's death while others quickly try to deny that factor; and what else is that he divorced his wife, Jess. Now trying to live a "normal" life, Simon and his family might be thrown back to the world they chose to leave after an interesting proposal might put him back on the police radar.
Jess Lawson (Jessalyn Gilsig)
Jess used to be a registered nurse at Chicago Hope, and that's where she first met Simon. Months later they got married and wanted to start a family; however, Jess was suspicious of her husband's actions. She later discovered the truth behind the McVoys and that they are a family of well-planned thieves. A year later, one of her brother-in-laws mysteriously died doing what he does best and hearing from Simon that he caused his brother's death. Their so-called blissful life soon crashed down after she files for divorce. Before she was soft and sweet kind, but after being part of the McVoy family and her deteriorating marriage, she is now a hard-nosed sarcastic jerk if people mess with her including her ex-husband.
Bryan McVoy (Dustin Milligan)
The youngest brother of the McVoy sons; he is currently in his senior year of high school and plans not to go to college, but Jack, his father, wants him to go to college since no one in the family even completed college and most of them dropout due to their antics of stealing high-price items. He is aware of many things of life, but really never had a big mission for him seeing how his other brothers had their moments. He is desperate to find some moment if they return to the world they know; and when there is an opportunity, he is the first to try to convince his family it's time to go back.
Jack McVoy (Robert Knepper)
Known as a expert thief, Jack knows the ins and outs; trained by his father, Alistair, Jack uses his skills and trains his sons the tricks of the trade. As other criminals are calling them the "royalty of crime", Jack feels they need to attempt to do something they never did before; live a normal life. However, the death of one of his sons may have been a catalyst because a year later the McVoys are now trying to live a "Plesanstview"-like atmosphere. Feeling that being a thief is not his thing anymore; he wants to retire and become a criminologist. However, a mysterious contact known as Kren tries to convince him and his family that it's time to come back and do what they do best.
Alistair McVoy (James Cromwell)
The patriarch of the McVoys and in the Criminal underworld he is known as the "Grandfather of thieves". Alistair is truly a mastermind and his son Jack is close to becoming a true mastermind himself. Yet, Alistair retired years ago but still provides a huge asset and sort of guide for his family. Learning that one of his grandsons, Robbie, had died a year ago has set them to semi-retire from their job. While Jack, Simon, and the others just want to live a normal life and try to forget their loss whatever they can, Alistair is disgusted because of the decision, but still tries to be there for them; suddenly his old feeling that they could come back might come true after hearing a man known as Kren is giving them an invitation to return.
Kren (Robert Wisdom)
A mystery man who likes to hide in the shadows; he has watched the McVoys for a long time and after seeing them trying to live life of normalcy; he tries to bring them back to the world of thievery. His true motives are unknown and he could be a huge ally in the long run or a future threat for the family.
Nina Danvers (Jessica Lucas)
Nina is Jess's best friend and is always there for her during her time of separation from Simon. Nina used to date Robbie, but felt if they were just as friends than lovers. She gets totally upset after learning about his death, but does find solace with her three year old daughter, Rose. However, isn't sure Rose is Robbie's daughter.
Det. Alex Frost (Jeffrey Nordling)
He has been a Robbery and Homicide detective for 18 years; he has been trailing and fail to capture the McVoys for nearly two decades. His promotion to a higher position in the force rest on the capture of one or many of the McVoys, but with them hidden in the radar Frost will try at nothing to stop them even if they want to live a normal life. However, he knows that leaving their job is just a matter of time for them to return and he knows for certain he's ready.
1.01 "Being Normal"
The McVoys are known as the "Royalty of Crime" because of them being the most successful family of thieves of all time. After the death of one of their own a year ago, they must now decide maybe stealing isn't what they want to do anymore. Now they are trying to live a normal life: Simon, the oldest brother, training young boxers; Bryan, the youngest, entering his final year in high school and attempt to find a college; Jess, Simon's ex-wife, who helps small community hospitals; Jack, Simon and Bryan's father, who is becoming a breakout criminologist; and Alistair trying to be nothing more than a fisherman. However, when a mysterious man Kren enters the scene, the McVoys' simple life may be halted after they get an invitation to return to the world that made them infamous.
1.02 "Back in Business"After their comeback mission, the McVoys are having a difficult time trying to see that if they can live a normal life, but the thrill to steal is pushing them to head back to the world they wanted to leave in the first place.
1.03 "Art of Steal"Kren continues to sell his trust to the family, but Jack has a feeling to worry about him; Alistair doesn't trust at him all, but notices he cares about the family's reputation. In order to fully gain their trust, Kren tells them that a high priced art is worth $2.1 million, but the problem is that the artist is a con-artist.
1.04 "High Rollers"
1.05 "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems"
1.06 "Rule 44"
1.10 "TBA" (season finale)
This is a idea I came off after I watched some old Alias episodes and Leverage. I really like this idea a lot and its fun trying to see how a family of thieves work together and try to live a normal life, but can't resist going back to what they are do best...being thieves. It may look finished, but actually this idea is still undeveloped. I'm not officially putting this in the VSP thread yet. I have another idea I'm working on as well a couple of movie ideas I still need to kink out before anything is concrete. So have at it. Please let me know what you think about this and whatever changes I need to make so when that day comes to officially post this in the VSP thread I can really go forward with the pilot.