The Box

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Creative Team Statement

We envision an eight-episode season with episodes running 45 to 55 minutes. The initial story arc covers the first eight episodes with additional storylines providing the option to continue for multiple seasons.

The series is contemporary and set mostly in the United States with occasional locations around the world. Oregon locations in season one are well-known to the writers and offer a rich backdrop for the fast-paced storyline. While visual effects play a role, the main characters with their complex interplay comprise the lens through which we discern a remarkable quest to solve the mystery of
The Box.

IN DEVELOPMENT

TS Pictures presents

A Television Series

Created and Written by
Tim Ryerse
and Scott Forslund

Contact Us for a download link to the teleplays
and 8-episode season synopsis

Episode 1 "Shipwreck"
Synopsis

After a freighter wreck on the California coast, first responders find a pearlescent container chained to its deck and the entire crew slaughtered. There's blood everywhere; splattered on the walls and pooled on the floors, and limbs are torn from mutilated bodies. When Homeland Security sends physicist Helen Davies to investigate the container, her team is given sketchy information by the FBI that indicates the crew believed their cargo valuable. But what killed them? With her 8-month-old baby and a nanny in tow, Helen orders the container moved to Eugene, Oregon where her team can more carefully examine it. Having left her 15-year-old son Josh at their home base in Virginia, Helen struggles to balance family with unlocking the container’s secrets and tracking down whatever killed the crew. Meanwhile, on the southern Oregon coast, another massacre is reported. Helen heads for Port Orford and meets up with Sheriff Dan Reed, who shows her a major clue—tracks on a sand dune near the killing ground that suggest a tall, bipedal animal. More killings in Coos Bay cause them to race up the coast where locals have trapped “something” in a cave on the beach. When they arrive, eerie howls echo from the cave as locals hatch a plan to blow up the sea monster they believe is inside. Helen offers a military capture instead, but their plan is already in motion and all the dynamite from town is set off at the cave’s mouth. The massive explosion seals the cave, forcing Helen to plan an excavation. But as a test hole is drilled to peer inside, there’s word that one of Reed’s deputies has fallen ill. He’s contracted an unknown virus from the mysterious creature and is fighting for his life.

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IN DEVELOPMENT

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TS Pictures presents

A Television Series

Created and Written by

Tim Ryerse
and Scott Forslund

Contact Us for a download
link to the teleplays and 8-episode
season synopsis

Episode 1 "Shipwreck"
Synopsis

After a freighter wreck on the California coast, first responders find a pearlescent container chained to its deck and the entire crew slaughtered. There's blood everywhere; splattered on the walls and pooled on the floors, and limbs are torn from mutilated bodies. When Homeland Security sends physicist Helen Davies to investigate the container, her team is given sketchy information by the FBI that indicates the crew believed their cargo valuable. But what killed them? With her 8-month-old baby and a nanny in tow, Helen orders the container moved to Eugene, Oregon where her team can more carefully examine it. Having left her 15-year-old son Josh at their home base in Virginia, Helen struggles to balance family with unlocking the container’s secrets and tracking down whatever killed the crew. Meanwhile, on the southern Oregon coast, another massacre is reported. Helen heads for Port Orford and meets up with Sheriff Dan Reed, who shows her a major clue—tracks on a sand dune near the killing ground that suggest a tall, bipedal animal. More killings in Coos Bay cause them to race up the coast where locals have trapped “something” in a cave on the beach. When they arrive, eerie howls echo from the cave as locals hatch a plan to blow up the sea monster they believe is inside. Helen offers a military capture instead, but their plan is already in motion and all the dynamite from town is set off at the cave’s mouth. The massive explosion seals the cave, forcing Helen to plan an excavation. But as a test hole is drilled to peer inside, there’s word that one of Reed’s deputies has fallen ill. He’s contracted an unknown virus from the mysterious creature and is fighting for his life.

Creative Team Statement

We envision an eight-episode season with episodes running 45 to 55 minutes. The initial story arc covers the first eight episodes with additional storylines providing the option to continue for multiple seasons.

The series is contemporary and set mostly in the United States with occasional locations around the world. Oregon locations in season one are well-known to the writers and offer a rich backdrop for the fast-paced storyline. While visual effects play a role, the main characters with their complex interplay comprise the lens through which we discern a remarkable quest to solve the mystery of
The Box.