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.
While on a road trip through a 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 his secret life as a superhero.
Co-Executive Producer - Michael Schur Co-Executive Producer - Drew Goddard 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 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
True Detective Director - Martin Scorsese Writer - David Simon 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
This animated talk show is hosted by not-so-superhero Space Ghost and set in deep space. The show is often disrupted by "bandleader" Zorak and director-producer Moltar, who work for Space Ghost as a punishment for their crimes. The show's celebrity guests are live-action.
Writers: Louis CK Bill Hader 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
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 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
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 Cast: Finn Wolfhard as Ender Jacob Tremblay as Bean Cameron Boyce as Achilles Maisie Williams as Petra Maggie Smith as Sister Carlotta
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
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Netflix) 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
Ender's Shadow The Greatest American Hero M*A*S*H - Katy Mae Oxenfree - Slack The Sopranos - danbob Space Ghost Coast to Coast (HBO) - jimmaddogmattis Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Netflix) - Todd True Detective - Fore34
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.
All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.