Prime Time Adventures
Current Season: Name To Be Determined
Premise: Two families on either side of the law, joined in peace for many years by a marriage, begin to fray and unravel when the wedded couple suddenly dies.
Tone: Dark and gritty; Snappy dialog and gruesome realities
Genre: Crime Drama with Soap Opera
Setting: Verona, RI
- Play both sides?
- Large cast
- Generation after marriage?
- Righteous and the unjust
- A will?
- Fight over the children?
- Children in trust?
- Fight over the children?
- Focus on two families
- Children are focus?
- Children are not protagonists
- End with spotlight on family heads
- Questionably lawful city?
- Irish mob was the force, but pushed out by Italian mafia. Many Irish then joined the police. May be relegated to background element or second season.
- Aftermath of violence
- Occupational scene
- Unexpected character twists
- Characters don’t expect each others’ actions
- Bard’s tongue
- No truly happy endings
- Continuing theme of decoupling and coming apart
- Indication of similarity between families
- Visceral actions
- Alteration of perception – Reversal
- Children mirror events
- Narrator – one of the children
- Children as objects
- Always one scene set in church
- Police Chief Jonathan Liam Creegan: Police chief who will do anything to see justice done. Played by Eddy Webb.
- Father was former Irish mobster? Made a promise to his son (Romeo). One of the executors of the will.
- Henry Creegan: Dysfunctional father and public defender. Played by Russell Bailey.
- Supporting character. Jonathan's brother, Kelley's PC's father. Fuck-up. Poor father. Public defender. Tried to defend Franco, but only to cover up corruption on the family's side.
- Bridget Marie Creegan: Little girl lost. Played by Kelley Barnes.
- Recent divorcee. Loved Franco, but married the "next best" guy. Kind of slutty.
- Lt. Michael Creegan: Police lietenant with a secret. Played by David Bounds.
- Owned and/or blackmailed by Vitagliano, in love with Juliet. Works directly for Jonathan.
- Dona Esmaretta Vitagliano: The matriarch. Played by Joseph Carriker.
- Grieving wife of the don, current matriarch of la familia. One of the executors of the will.
- Franco Vitagliano: Loyal family thug. Played by Ned Coker.
- Second brother, relatively rank-and-file. Lives by a code. Helped dispose of corrupt member of the Creegan family. Was in jail for 10 years, three years before Romeo and Juliet's wedding.
- Father Salvatore Vitagliano: Father confessor. Played by Michelle Webb.
- Priest. Moral conscience of the families.
- Nicolas "Nick Vitagliano" Podleski: Young turk. Played by Jason Bolte.
- Adopted into the family. Polish. Fanatically loyal, and will do anything needed to help the family. Views the family code as "justice." Loyal to the Don, but not necessarily the Dona.
- Upstanding son (Michael Corleone)
- Higher-up crime dood from outside
- Blunt outsider
- Shifty foreigner
- Secret lovers
- Black sheep – conscience?
- Servant (pool boy, gardener)
- Militant person X
- Police chief’s daughter
- Manipulative older advisor with suspect motives
- Golden Boy
- Local bartender
- Surviving sibling of married couple
- Back from College
- The Godfather, Part One
- The Departed
- In the Line of Fire
- The Shield
- The Black Donnellys
Showtime: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
|Untitled Pilot||100||Monday, June 16th, 2008|
|Untitled Episode; No Ned.|
|The Will||101||Monday, June 23rd, 2008|
|The Will; No Ned. Set-up episode.|
|Family Tradition||102||Wednesday, July 9th, 2008|
|Family Tradition; Casting notes: Family man and divorcee. (Creegan spotlight)|
|The Wages of Sin||103||Monday, July 14th, 2008|
|The Wages of Sin; Casting notes: priest and turk. (Vitagliano spotlight)|
|Loyalty||104||Monday, July 21st, 2007|
|Loyalty; Casting notes: Ex-con and blackmailed lieutenant.|
|War and Conflict||105||Monday, July 28th, 2007|
|War and Conflict; Casting notes: Donna and police chief.|