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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