Post by Darrin McCann on Feb 3, 2015 22:11:14 GMT -6
Official Theme Song: 'Gods & Monsters' by Dubstep Assassins
'Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer, for unknowingly you've been suffering your whole life. Do not be afraid to lose faith, for he who is Almighty has already lost faith in you. Earth is not the haven between Heaven and Hell, you once believed to be so. For it is true Hell disguised as Paradise and the war for spiritual freedom has only just begun.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.'
The Original Sin... the origin of mankind's fall. Faith-seeking Priest, FATHER DIAMOND STEPHENS (Jake McLaughlin), thought he knew the story well, until angel EVE (Odette Annable) falls from grace and straight into the good Father's town of Paradise. Now Father Stephens finds himself caught in a war between good and evil that's been raging since the dawn of man. With the help of fellow unbound angel REIGN (Landon Liboiron) and Father Stephen's sister, AEMILIA (Shelley Hennig), Eve and Father Stephens race to stop the Serpent from entering the Garden once more. Will they succeed or is history doomed to repeat itself?
PARADISE LOST is an hour-long supernatural drama filled with angels, serpents and the deadliest of sins.
1) 'Jungle' by X Ambassadors feat. Jamie N Commons
2) 'Dust Is Gone' by Mø
3) 'Young Blood' by Bea Miller
4) 'Bitches Brew' by ††† (Crosses)
5) 'Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene' by Hozier
6) 'Up In Flames' by Sam Tinnesz feat. Maggie Eckford
| Odette Annable as Eve |
'Do you honestly think I'd be coming to you if I knew why I was here?'
Eve's history with mankind is the oldest lie. A tale whispered from mouth-to-ear so many times that it's now forever lost in translation. Her fall from grace leaves her suspicious of everyone, past and present, because to Eve this is just another Chess move and she's tired of being the heavenly Pawn. Due to her newly unbound angel status, Eve finds her emotions all over the board. She feels immensely, leading to rash thinking and reckless behavior, which is never good when you hold the very key that could be the Earth's undoing.
| Jake McLaughlin as Father Diamond Stephens |
'I've wasted all this time believing I was part of something bigger only to find out that I'm nothing special.'
When Diamond was a child he heard whispers, voices of a presence unseen. They spoke of angels, demons and the serpents rising. The conversations continued for years until his thirteenth birthday when they just stopped. The sudden loss left Diamond longing for the connection to the higher power he once had. This lead him down the path to Priesthood. However, nowadays Father Stephens is starting to question it all. Were the voices real? Was it just his imagination? Or are there bigger things at play?
| Landon Liboiron as Reign |
'We were either with you or against you. There wasn't really a grey area. And because of it we got tossed into this shit hole. So, before you start pointing your holier-than-thou finger at me, ask yourself, why the hell are you here?'
Reign has always been a follower, even though he makes no attempt to hide any attitude when he doesn't agree with the plan at hand. In the end he will always follow. It's easier that way, for no one regrets someone else's mistakes. Always one to detach from any situation, Reign plays the 'I don't care' card well, but deep down he's one of the most sensitive angels you'll ever meet. His connection to three of the angel factions on Earth will make you question his true allegiance, but his motives are always honorable.
| Shelley Hennig as Aemilia Stephens |
'Or you could try not being an asshole. Same result, half the guilt.'
Aemlia is an old soul trapped in youthful naivety. She has the tendency of taking what she believes to be the easier path completely unaware that it's always the more dangerous out of the two. Trouble follows her every move. After all she is her mother's daughter. Aemilia's close relationship with her brother stems from her concern of his well-being. She sees him as someone to worship, a leader, but with no real reason as to why she feels this way, especially when her brother is about as stable as a train-wreck these days.
| Chris Brochu as Kylar Chastain |
'Trust me. I'm no angel, but I appreciate the flattery.'
Aemilia's roommate, Kylar comes from a big family. He's the youngest of seven but has never worn a hand-me-down a day in his life. For in Kylar's family he's a gift from God. His strict religious upbringing had him rebelling at every turn. When he turned sixteen he had enough and ran away. While living on the streets of Paradise, Kylar used any means to survive. It was the night he spent in jail for shoplifting that he met his soon-to-be best friend, Aemilia. Kylar is funny, charming but above all else he's courageous. He will gladly throw himself on a sword to save the people he loves. It's just who he is and what fate has decided he will become.
| Christina Ricci as Lucifer |
'I can get over all the misconceptions of my past transgressions, but that fact that they still think I'm a man pisses me off. Just look at these sadomasochistic sociopaths from the shallow end of the gene pool. This right here, this is my Hell.'
The so-called Devil lives up to the name well. Her bitterness from her fall from grace clouds her better judgement and causes her to be the bad guy more often than not. She is methodical and sometimes conniving due to the walls she's built around herself. Hurt her once, shame on you, well, you know the rest. Lucifer's fall is shrouded in mystery; a deed undone. After all when you're a Light-Bearer there are certain obligations.
| Clancy Brown as Azrael |
'You exist simply because I allow you to. If I wanted you ash it'd be done and I wouldn't break a sweat doing it. You'd be wise to remember that.'
Chairman of the Thrones, Azrael, is one of the oldest of the Almighty's authoritative figures. A beacon of his wrath and power on Earth, Azrael is one of seven archangels that make up the Thrones. His actions are sometimes seen as cold and make you question who the real villain is. His reign as The Chairman came after the Fall of Lucifer's rebel angels. He is truly the only man that Lucifer fears and rightfully so. When Azrael acts he does so with swiftness and no remorse. He fears Eve's fall from grace for she is truly Sinless.
| Lyndie Greenwood as Cobalt Sky |
'Sweetheart, I don't know where you think you are but The Pit is no whorehouse. Lucifer would never deal in something so pedestrian.'
This self-proclaimed 'Keeper of the Unspoken' knows more than she'd ever let on, keeping even information from her boss, Lucifer. Lucifer's second-in-command and a great Light-Bearer in her own right, Cobalt carries deep resentment towards Lucifer because of the great rebellion, but she'd never admit to it. In fact, Cobalt chooses to use subtle persuasion on Lucifer that makes you wonder who's controlling who. When Uriel was choosing her Light-Bearers she passed over Cobalt for the top position for she feared Cobalt and her free-thinking, even more so than Lucifer herself. Cobalt is cool and collected, she knows when to push the line and when to walk it. However, there are those odd times she takes out the line entirely.
| Travis Caldwell as Abel |
| Torrance Coombs as Cain |
| Mia Kirshner as Lilith |
| Aaron Tveit as Adam |
1.01 | Pilot | Stir of Echoes
Eve's fall from grace sends shockwaves through the angel factions, attracting the attention of the Chairman of the Thrones, Azrael. Aemilia's first substitution gig ends abruptly with death and destruction. Reign unintentionally awakens the very evil he seeks to keep locked away. With special guest Ryan Devlin as Seth.
Eve investigates a series of mysterious murders that are reminiscent of the Great War. The Stephens father comes to town causing tension between the siblings and a family secret revealed. A mysterious stranger puts Reign on high alert. With special guest Bill Paxton as Elliot Stephens.
Aemilia's new found sense of adventure has her following Reign into The Pit, but a fun night turns deadly when the patrons begin to drop like flies. The Bishop's visit creates concern when he sees Eve for what she truly is. With special guest Lance Reddick as Bishop Parrish.
I've been building this series for a while now. Although, I have worked on other projects the last year and a bit, I haven't been this passionate about a new series since writing Bitten. In fact when writing (or I should say starting to write) these other projects I would stop and go back to Bitten. It wasn't until this idea that I felt I had something substantial enough to control the creative craving. So far I have planned three seasons but knowing myself I know this is just the tip of the iceberg.
** UPDATE ** April 26, 2015 - First draft of Pilot uploaded.