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
- VPD Station
- O'Malley's Pub
- Vitagliano Manor
- Our Lady of Sorrows Church
- Castle Motel
- Waterfront industrial area
- Downtown neighborhood, ext.
- Former Creegan home
- 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 (Ryan Creegan). One of the executors of the will.
- Henry Creegan: Dysfunctional father and public defender. Played by Russell Bailey.
- Supporting character. Jonathan's brother, Bridget'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 lieutenant with a secret. Played by David Bounds.
- Owned and/or blackmailed by Vitaglian. 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. Mother of Julia Creegan (nee Vitagliano).
- 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 Ryan and Julia'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.
- Candy McLeski
- Henry Creegan's mistress. "Sensual message specialist."
- Esmaretta Vitagliano's gay fashion designer friend.
- Frank Creegan
- Son of Ryan and Julia Creegan.
- Jack Evans
- Hospital administrator and erstwhile lover of Bridget Creegan.
- Janice Chaplain
- Megan Creegan's psychologist twenty years after the events of Verona.
- Joseph Marlow
- Other driver involved in the car crash which claimed the lives of Ryan and Julia Creegan and which put Luciano Vitagliano in a coma.
- Julia Creegan
- Deceased daughter of Esmaretta and Luciano Vitagliano.
- Karl Green
- Captain on the Verona police force and right-hand man to Chief Jonathan Creegan.
- Luciano Vitagliano
- Esmaretta Vitagliano's comatose husband and proper don of the Vitagliano crime family.
- Mary Anne Creegan
- Jonathan Creegan's recently estranged wife.
- Megan Creegan
- Daughter of Ryan and Julia Creegan. Twenty years after the events of Verona, she narrates in conversations with Dr. Janice Chaplain.
- Patrick O'Malley
- Ryan Creegan
- Deceased son of Jonathan and Mary Anne Creegan.
- Thomas Heanly
- Verona city justice presiding over the custody battle for Frank and Megan Creegan. In the pocket of the Vitagliano family.
- 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
|Crash||101||Wednesday, July 9th, 2008|
|Crash; No Ned. Set-up episode.|
|Family Tradition||102||Monday, July 14th, 2008|
|Family Tradition; Casting notes: Family man and divorcee. (Creegan spotlight)|
|The Wages of Sin||103||Monday, July 21st, 2008|
|The Wages of Sin; Casting notes: priest and turk. (Vitagliano spotlight)|
|Loyalty||104||Monday, July 28th, 2008|
|Loyalty; Casting notes: Ex-con and blackmailed lieutenant.|
|War and Conflict||105||DATE TBA|
|War and Conflict; Casting notes: Donna and police chief.|