By Scott Murray
When I start to write a script, I make a mental note of the first word. It's a weird tradition, but it allows me to indulge in the progress that is made over time.
What was just one word on a page a few weeks ago (the word, "NARRATOR") is now:
It's pretty remarkable to think it all started with one word.
The teaser also allows me to feel good about what was accomplished in this story. I didn't want Season Two to feel like Season One with nothing but a new villain. I wanted to create something that would challenge the stability of a group of heroes who are used to winning. It was a challenge, and certain story elements evolved over time. Yet, if there's one thing you get from this teaser...it's that things are in some chaos.
It's also allowed me to finally let people hear something from the new season. That felt good since I'm not able to openly discuss the villain like I did with Drench in Season One.
Next week, I'll release a preview clip from the first episode.
Then on September 9th, the new season begins.
And it all started with one word on a computer screen.
By Scott Murray
As I worked on the central storyline for The Crimson Files, I didn't want to throw together a stereotypical superhero origin story and plot. I felt that would come off unoriginal and kind of gutsy. So, I started to think about a central character that could be connected to the hero and tell their story.
I thought about how reporters have been a prominent part of comic book/superhero history. Obviously, in the earlier days, that meant newspaper. I actually thought about going "old school" and creating a reporter that sought out the truth about the hero while most of the newsroom spun their stories into negatives about her. However, I didn't know if it would really come off "classic style" or if it would just sound like I wasn't aware that there are other forms of media in 2018.
So, if it wasn't newspaper, the next obvious choice was internet. However, I still didn't feel like a reporter for an internet news site was interesting enough. So, I turned to the YouTuber and internet celebrity side of things. I felt that really showcased today's media - how anyone can generate engaging or viral content and become famous.
In the first audio trailer for the show, you hear Wyatt and his friend Reggie attempting to create a scary ghost hunting video. We find out that the internet had a field day making fun of it. Then, we learn that it's an accidental video recording that ends up changing his luck for the better.
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