MY ZOOPHOBIA TV SHOW PITCH!
ENTITLED, “SAFE HAVEN”.
IT’S NOT ZOOTOPIA, IT’S ZOOPHOBIA!
If you guys don’t know what Zoophobia is, here is the overall plot of it.
This is coming from tvtropes.com,
“Zoophobia is a fantasy/humour webcomic by Vivienne Medrano about a neurotic young woman named Cameron who, when desperate for a job, winds up being unexpectedly thrust into Safe Haven, a fantastic world full of incredible beasts, unimaginable beings and zany characters. She receives a job as a guidance counselor at the Zoo-Phoenix Academy, where she faces head-on with a colorful cast of talking animals and strange creatures. Unfortunately, Cameron has quite the terrible case of zoophobia and is ultimately terrified by the very students and staff she must work with.”
Sounds very interesting, it is.
But, yours truly, is gonna give you guys a pitch.
You can also look up this comic online for more information about it.
And you can go to tvtropes.com and search that up for more details on the plot and characters,
THIS IS JUST AN IDEA I HAVE FOR WHAT COULD MAKE ZOOPHOBIA A GREAT TELEVISION SERIES.
THIS IS AN ADAPTATION, THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES!
ANYWAY GUYS, LET’S BEGIN!
But first, since this is gonna be put to television, I thought of a good cable network that could distribute the show.
And that distributor is… Comedy Central.
I think this is a good distributor, because this is coming from the network that brought us South Park!
And if you guys think about it, Zoophobia and South Park have big similarities.
1. The two shows take place at a huge school where all of the characters. South Park Elementary and Zoo-Phoenix Academy (Academy ranges from 18 year old’s to mid 20′s. So it’s like high school and college rolled into one school.)
2. Characters often swear in the two shows.
3. The most over the top shit happens in the two shows!
4. Follows the daily lives of the main characters throughout the shows.
5. The two are very funny and humorous.
And maybe Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, can write the episodes. Because they know how to balance both comedy and emotional moments, very well.
NOW LETS GET ON WITH THE PITCH!
I CAN ONLY COME UP WITH ONE VERY SPECIFIED STORYLINE AND AN IDEA FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST THREE SEASONS! <3
And this would be a rebootquel (reboot and sequel)
Reboot because when get introduced to this immersive world and get to know the characters.
But a sequel because we have a few new characters to know and this would be taking place in current times.
After the last issue of the web comic.
And I would like for each season to have 15 episodes, to balance everything going on,
So here’s my pitch,
So we are introduced to a new character named Connor.
He’s in his early 20′s, just finished up community college, and is in need for a transfer to a bigger school.
But Conner is different from Cameron.
While Cameron has a fear with animals, gets a little crazy sometimes, and also nervous.
Conner is like that, wanting to help others also. But he loves animals, he does philanthropy work for lots of charities, very confident, and never backs down from a fight. And he loves to help people, so when he gets the same job that Cameron has, which is a guidance counselor, he is very happy with that.
So his introduction is like Cameron’s, going on a plane to the school, and freaks out dead on arrival.
Also, gets to hang out with the animals and creatures.
But the theme is about FINDING OUT WHO YOU ARE.
At a young age, he lost his parents in a tragic car accident, so he is lonesome.
He starts connecting with everyone and knows that everyone he meets, are similar to him in a way.
Never judge a book by its cover.
So for one specified story line with Conner making friends, a new character is introduced.
It’s a female student, and her name is… Jay Burndell.
But she likes to be called JayJay.
She’s the new girl in school.
She is also finished with community college and transferred to this academy.
She loves fashion, very energetic, loves to go to parties and night clubs.
She is also very smart, her GPA is very good, and is so nice to everyone.
So of course, it seems that someone has caught Conner’s attention.
Yes, I want the two to have romance.
I am a hopeless romantic.
I don’t want to rush it, so I would rather build the two up as very close friends.
And as the first few episodes continue, we get to see Conner getting to know Cameron, her friends, and Jay.
It’s all about life, relationships, choices, etc.
And I like that theme, it’s like a little bit of everything.
But within the tenth episode, Conner discovers something shocking.
But, lets set this discovery up.
Safe Haven is a world unlike Earth.
It’s a world inhabited by animals and creatures, that speaks English.
There’s this event that happens during the first half of the school year.
And this is my take on the whole story.
Since everyone except for Conner and Cameron are animals, there are some who are shapeshifters. Shapeshifters are when humans transform into a specific type of animal or creature. So for the first half, the shapeshifters have to transform to there animal form for the whole first semester. THEY CANNOT CHANGE TO THEIR HUMAN FORM. AND FOR ANIMALS THAT ONLY TRANSFORM DURING A SPECIFIC TIME OF DAY, LIKE A WEREWOLF, HAVE TO STAY IN THEIR ANIMAL FORM. REASON BEING IS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE IN THEIR ANIMAL FORM. THE THEME OF SELF IMPORTANCE AND DISCOVERY.
So then finds out during that episode that Jay is… A werewolf.
Once Conner finds out, Jay is scared for him or anyone to see her like this.
She doesn’t like the way she looks, saying she looks like a monster, and inside a beast’s body.
And it’s at this point in the show when the theme really starts kicking in.
Conner is then confessing that he thinks that she looks beautiful no matter what, and that you should always love yourself whether you’re a human or an animal.
It’s on the inside what counts.
The self importance and loving who you are theme of the show.
And they became best friends for the rest of the season, leading up to romance in the second season.
They always defend each other whenever anyone starts to pick on one of them.
And it’s really cool as a theme, where everyone has each other’s backs, and helping one another.
While also having a theme of discovery and loving yourself.
And that my friends, is my season one pitch!
Maybe season 2 can have a huge battle with the students and other monsters, since some animals at the academy have a unique set of skills.