Frisco City

One Hour TV Series Based on The Thumpers Chronicals
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BECCA: LEAD CHARACTER

Reads body language. Seems psychic

Becca is a former sergeant of an elite ranger recon team, the Sayeret Matkal of the Israel Defense Force. 

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ESTEBAN AGUILAR

The Crimson Blade

Esteban Aguilar is a slippery duplicitous bad guy, liar, con-man, and thief. Unfortunately, he is a very handsome, tall, good-looking dandy.

Three young, female Eco-Warriors —

A former IDF Ranger, former drug dealer, and former robot-spider immerse themselves in the challenges of the ecological disaster that is Frisco City and fight the Violators who are causing it.

 

GENRE

Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure Series

Similar to "Agents Of Shield"

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Young adults, 12-34,  skewing female similar to “Lost Girl” or “Supergirl"

 

PREMISE

Frisco City is a steampunk city in an alternate stringverse. There, it is also 2016, but it looks like our 1890s London. It's the corporate capital of the world. A laissez-faire society where individual self-determination rules. A conservative dream-come-true where progress has been stopped since the Civil War by the Stability Act. It's a place where every service is privatized, even schools, police, and firefighters.

 

The sky is black with pollution. The oceans are rising. Global warming is on nitrous oxide.  Machines are huge steam-powered mechanical devices. Architecture and clothing are Steampunk. Women are second class citizens.

 

It's just a little bit of heaven for the men at the top. Not so much for the Thumpers who are involuntarily transported there from our here and now.

 

SHOW STRUCTURE

The first episodes will establish a status quo: identities, secret identities, pathologies, dreams, demons, homes, workplaces, enemies, and friends. The stories for the rest of the season will be more episodic. While episodic, the show will be lightly serialized like “Person Of Interest”. There are numerous long-term storylines occurring and developing through the season. Character arcs, romances, conflicts, alliances, and issues will evolve over time. But each episode stands alone. There is a new central plotline in each episode that can satisfy the viewer without knowing all the details of what came before.

 

CONFLICTS

The Frisco City establishment is constantly performing “profitable acts” on the people and environment. These conscienceless acts force the Thumpers into action. 

 

In the Pilot, the Thumpers save a young protester, the Pacific Ocean, and themselves. 

 

In Episode Two, they save the abused children in a workhouse-orphanage. In future episodes, they will throw themselves into helping those devastated by an earthquake, floods caused by rising oceans, strip mining, women forced into indentured servitude, and the Stability Act that prevents progress from evolving beyond the Victorian era level.

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KILANI: CRAY-CRAY SIDE-KICK 

Comic Relief

Back in our reality, the twenty-two-year-old was everything her parents didn’t want in a daughter. 

SPARKLE: 16-YEAR-OLD HIPPIE

A Rare Beauty

The home-schooled girl is naive and unworldly. She will make the perfect rich man's wife. 

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BARNABAS: PROTEST LEADER

A Pacifist

These young idealists, who're a lot like the 1960s hippies, demand change.

JOY: A 6-YEAR-OLD ORPHAN

And her dog, Grrr

Joy was half rescued by the Crimson Blade in the Pilot. She made it the rest of the way out by herself. 

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THE BAD GUYS. THE VIOLATORS.

 

The Chess Club Rules Frisco City

The 64 most powerful men in the world. Yes, men. Women are more like proud possessions in this society. The Chess Players are ultra-conservatives who are fine with the way things are. They make sure society never changes because they like it with them on top.  Their rankings on "The Chess Club Ladder" tell us which is the most powerful. So there is always a new bad guy ready to take over.

 

They have created and stratified the ultimate laisez faire society where individual self-determination is the rule. And the individuals in the Chess Club have determined they belong on top; they rule with a golden fist.

PRINCE WING GUANSU: HEIR TO THE APPLE BLOSSOM TONG

Kilani’s BF

At the outset, Prince Wing Guansu and the Chinese secret society will be the Thumpers enemies. 

MIA: THE ONLY THUMPER WITH POWERS

A self-aware, self-programming, AI with an Aussie accent.

Mia is more person than bot, even though she can look either like a cuddly koala or nasty-ass spider.

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SLIM JIM FARLEY

Chief of The Pinkertons

The Police in Frisco City. While their Chief Enforcement Officer answers to the Chess Club, Slim Jim Farley runs the city day-to-day. ​

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LADY FELISSA

Evil Mastermind

In this male-dominated society, she can't be seen challenging men directly. Felissa's face will remain unseen.

MAGNUS AURELIUS CREAPEAU

Mad Scientist

Magnus Aurelius Creapeau, PhD  is a nineteen-year-old wunderkind with doctorates in six sciences and necromancy. 

THE EXTRACTOR

Dr. Creapeau's Environmental Abomination

The most important and dangerous machine in Frisco City can devour mountains or eat its way down deep into the earth. 

 

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Scripts for the first three issues have been written and are now in preproduction with a team of artists who have already produced over a dozen successful graphic novels. The first issue will be released in January 2022.