THE SERPENT UNDER’T – Stephen Simpson (Launch Pad)

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The Launch Pad Pilot Competition Presents…
Title: THE SERPENT UNDER’T
Logline: Playing out as a prequel to Shakespeare’s classic, a young Scottish nobleman named Macbeth is told that through the dark arts of murder, treachery, and deceit, he will rise up to become king.
Pitch: GAME OF THRONES meets HOUSE OF CARDS
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Why to Read: The description of GAME OF THRONES meets HOUSE OF CARDS is so spot on for this one, it’s uncanny. Gorgeously written and spellbinding, this pilot introduces the greatest aspects of Shakespeare’s original and interweaves an easily accessible, and exceedingly entertaining, story full of dazzlingly drawn characters into a captivating drama that’s brimming with plot. As much a drama, as it is a political thriller, and filled with elements of the both the supernatural and philosophical, this story not only succeeds in creating a story that seamlessly bridges the original work, but creates new and exciting angles on the play. Visually stunning, filled with vibrant dialogue, and blooming with mesmerizing characters, this thought-provoking tale not only reintroduces the audience to a tale they’ll know, but it gives them a chance to make it their own.
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