1) This is not an original show. You are remaking a TV show that has already been made or turning a previously existing production (movie, video game, etc.) into a TV show.
2) There will be twelve rounds of drafting filling the following roles:
Name of show. (Required.) Include synopsis with any relevant changes that you would like to share. (Feel free to use IMDB's. Let's keep it to no more than a paragraph.)
Cast (Required.) Include the role that they will be playing once you have drafted your property.
Optional: Show runner(s), score composer, soundtrack artist(s) remaking a song or songs from the original, staff writers reworking the script, key grip, best boy, cinematographer, etc. Each counts as one selection.
3) Once someone (or something) has been drafted, they are unavailable for anyone else in any capacity.
4) All draftees must be currently active:
Have a listed IMDB credit in the last five years or in the upcoming two years
Must not have a credibly documented retirement
Must not have a documented history with the project that would make their participation in the film unlikely
5) Snake draft
6) Draft order determined by random.org
7) Disputes handled via poll. Upon confirming receipt of request, a poll will be put up and run for six hours. Polls can run seven days a week but no poll will start before 9AM or after 9PM Eastern. Drafting will continue while the poll is running.
8) Trades are allowed.
9) Winners decided via poll in rounds of 20, 10, 5 and 3. 48 hours each. Polls can run seven days a week but no poll will start before 9AM or after 9PM Eastern. Results hidden until the polls are complete. (In the event of a tie, tied parties move on to the next round.)
10) The show is being made in the relative present. (I.e., we are not making a show in the 60's but it can be a show from the 60's that you are remaking.)
11) Twenty participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis with the exceptions of participants in "Draft A Movie," who have been given advance sign up privilege. And me.
12) Any rule changes prior to the start of the draft will be decided by me and updated in the OP.
13) Any rule changes after the start of the draft will require a supermajority of participant votes (thirteen) in favor prior to adoption. (I will abstain from voting in rule changes.)
14) Each participant has a maximum of twenty-four hours for their pick. Once this window is up, the next participant is on the clock and the draft will resume as normal. The person with the lapsed pick can make their selection from anyone currently available when ready.
15) You have the option of designating the venue that your show will air on. (HBO, NBC, Netflix, etc.) This does not need to be drafted nor is it exclusive.
16) Filming locations/settings are not draftable.
17) If an individual is being used for multiple roles, each role would be considered a draft pick. (E.g., Say Tom Pink is drafted in the first round and then designated as a writer on the show. If they are also going to be designated as an actor in the show, this would need to be "drafted" in a subsequent round.)
18) If you are drafting a remake as your show to be remade, previous iterations of the show are still fair game. Subsequent ones are not.
From Executive Producers Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Drew Goddard (The Defenders, The Good Place, The Martian, Cabin In The Woods) and writers Drew Z Greenberg (Marvel's Agents of Shield, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Warehouse 13) and Ben Edlund (The Tick, Supernatural, Angel) comes the rebirth of The Greatest American Hero:
While on a road trip through the desert, mild-mannered high-school teacher Ralph Hinkley (Donald Glover) is greeted by extraterrestrials, who present him with an extraordinary red flying suit that imbues him with uncanny powers. Learning of the suit, high-strung FBI agent Bill Maxwell (Bradley Whitford) convinces Ralph to help him fight crime. Unfortunately, Ralph has lost the instructions that accompany the suit. Ralph's girlfriend, attorney Pam Davidson (Karen Gillan), also knows of (and is grudgingly supportive of) his secret life as a superhero. Also featuring Jessica Henwick (The Defenders), Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Liam James (Psych, The Way Way Back) and Foo Fighters performing the classic theme song, "Believe It Or Not."
Co-Executive Producer - Michael Schur Co-Executive Producer - Drew Goddard Writer - Drew Z Greenberg Writer - Ben Edlund Theme Song - "Believe It Or Not" performed by Foo Fighters Cast: Donald Glover as Ralph Hinkley Bradley Whitford as Agent Bill Maxwell Karen Gillan as Pam Davidson Liam James as Tony Villicana Sabrina Carpenter as Rhonda Jessica Henwick as TBN tech support
Tony Soprano juggles the problems of his fractious family with those of a "Family" of a different sort - the mob. He sees a therapist to deal with his professional and personal problems, which bring on panic attacks. He deals with personal and professional power struggles, affairs, violence, the threat of exposure and betrayal, and a whole bunch of people being whacked.
Showrunner - Vince Gilligan Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Tony Amy Adams as Dr Melfi Jenifer Aniston as Carmela Chloe Grace Moretz as Meadow Robert Di Niro as Paulie Joseph Gordon Levitt as Chris Michael Caine as Junior Ty Simpkins as AJ Jake Gyllenhaal as Silvio Rosie O'Donnell as Janice
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
Director - Martin Scorsese Writer - David Simon Ennio Morricone Cast: Bryan Cranston as Rust Steve Buscemi as Marty Idris Elba as Detective Maynard Gilbough Naomi Watts as Maggie Hart John Leguizamo as Detective Thomas Papania Ruby Rose as Lisa Tragnetti Christian Bale as Detective Lutz
Fresh off another bender and in need of a steady cash flow, Harvey Birdman (Hubel) reaches out to Moltar (Aukerman) to revive Space Ghost Coast to Coast while re-boots and talk shows are hot. President of HBO Programming Casey Bloys was the only executive to return Moltar’s call. He shared Birdman and Moltar’s thoughts on the nostalgia angle, and since “[John] Oliver refuses to do more than one f**king show a week” a contract was signed for a weekday talk show. Space Ghost (Hamm) retired and living in Barbados agrees on the condition that HBO pays him more than Bill Maher. Zorak (Aldon) looking for a bigger pay day himself relinquishes band leader duties for the title of head writer, while maintaining his on-camera side kick persona. HBO, going all in with the nostalgia, hires retired ThunderCat Lion-O (Thundercat) to lead the house band. Moltar reaches out to Brak (Andre) to give him an “executive producer” credit fearing he may retaliate for being left out, but how long until he finds out his title is meaningless? All the while, the scorned Black Widow (Fonda) is still in love with Space Ghost and feeling betrayed by fellow Council of Doom members Zorak and Brak. Joining forces with Metallus (McKellen) the two villains head for HBO headquarters.
Writers: Louis CK Bill Hader Seth Meyers Music - Thundercat Cast: Jon Hamm as Space Ghost Pamela Adlon as Zorak Eric Andre as Brak Scott Aukerman as Moltar Rob Huebel as Harvey Birdman, JD Jane Fonda as Black Widow Sir Ian McKellan as Metallus
Members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital care for the injured in a field hospital in Iraq and use humor to escape from the horror and depression of the situation. Among the 4077's people are Capts. Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce and BJ Hunnicutt, Majs. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan and Charles Emerson Winchester III, and Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly.
Showrunner - Tina Fey Writer - Larry David Theme Song - "Suicide is Painless" performed by Father John Misty Cast: Aziz Ansari as Hawkeye Ellie Kemper as Hot Lips J.K. Simmons as Colonel Sherman T. Potter Jason Sudeikis as BJ Hunnicutt Rob Corddry as Charles Emerson Winchester III Dan Byrd as Radar Lary David as Chaplain Rabbi Mulberg Rami Malek as SPC Adam Nasir
The story is set in the future, Humans have battled an alien race and we won the first war. After the first war humans start recruiting the most gifted kids from around the world to take to a battle school so that the most gifted humans are working together to fight the aliens. Bean is the main character, and his DNA was altered by a scientist so that he's basically the smartest person in the world when he's still only 6 years old. Ender isn't as smart as Bean, but he's basically the other most gifted kid in battle school who happens to be a better leader/commander than Bean. Bean thinks of Ender as his rival for a while, until he realizes that Ender really is the Earth's best chance of winning the war and decides to help him as much as possible. Bean ends up being Ender's backup as they command the human's battle against the aliens. Ender is able to command the humans to victory.
Bean realizes that all the greatest military minds are up in space fighting the aliens, but after the aliens have been defeated, conflicts happening on Earth will begin to be a bigger deal. Bean goes to Earth to help end the wars that start there.
Showrunner - Christopher Nolan Director - Jonathan Nolan Writer - Damon Lindelof Score - Hans Zimmer Matthew Libatique Cast: Finn Wolfhard as Ender Jacob Tremblay as Bean Cameron Boyce as Achilles Maisie Williams as Petra Maggie Smith as Sister Carlotta
Nadia (Carrie Coon), a drug addicted wanderer without meaning in her life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As she walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nadia notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. And now, one of them is running for President! With this shocking discovery, Nadia fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.
Director - David Cronenberg Writer - George Miller Music - John Carpenter Cast: Carrie Coon Michael K Williams Anna Kendrick Daniel Kaluuya Christoph Waltz Bob Odenkirk Mary McDonnell Keith David
Five teenagers continue the town tradition of spending a night on an abandoned military base off the Oregon coast. One opens a rift to alternate dimension. She and her new stepbrother must confront the forces she's unleashed and her own demons before daybreak to save her friends.
Showrunner - Robert Kirkman Score - Explosions in the Sky Cast: Auli'i Cravalho as Alex Lucas Hedges as Jonas Hayley Atwell as Margaret "Maggie" Adler Robin Atkin Downes as The Sunken Tony Revolori as Michael Anya Taylor-Joy as Clarissa Cole Sprouse as Ren Lana Condor as Nona Erin Yvette as Anna Shea
The story takes place approximately 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire. A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.
Four thousand years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Republic verges on collapse. Darth Malak, last surviving apprentice of the Dark Lord Revan, has unleashed an invincible Sith armada upon an unsuspecting galaxy. Crushing all resistance, Malak's war of conquest has left the Jedi Order scattered and vulnerable as countless Knights fall in battle, and many more swear allegiance to the new Sith Master. In the skies above the Outer Rim world of Taris, a Jedi battle fleet engages the forces of Darth Malak in a desperate effort to halt the Sith's galactic domination…
Showrunner - JJ Abrams Score: John Williams Cast: Emily Blunt as Bastila Matthew Fox as Carth Onasi Michael Fassbender as Darth Malak Ellen Page as Mission Vao Bruce Willis as Calo Nord Stephen Lang as Canderous Matt Damon as Reven Judi Dench as Kreia Peter Mayhew as Zaalbar
Yeah, I would think that it would be fine to do a limited run series. It's becoming a lot more common now, especially with streaming services ignoring the standard TV season schedule. The standard of a 22 episode series that gets picked up or not at some point in its run is now just one of several models, right?
(As a matter of fact, my back up project is a limited run series.)
Are actors/actresses who have appeared in films but not shows allowed?
Sure. It's a new era and TV no longer is a lesser medium.
Whether or not the people who ultimately vote on the shows think that your casting is reasonable is another question...
To clarify: if an actor is on record as saying that they have no interest in working in television, that would pretty much make them ineligible though it could go through a challenge process, I suppose.
To add on to this, are we allowed to pick a particular production company if we want our TV series to be animated?
Well, production companies put out multiple shows at a time so that would not be exclusive and thus not draftable. It could be designated like we are designating the platform/network that the show would be broadcast on though.
That's my interpretation but I'm open to comments on this and reserve the right to change my mind before we lock in the rules if suitable persuaded to the contrary.