Anathema by Alyssa Jefferson | Script Revolution




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When nuclear fallout sends humanity into a modern Dark Age, a society of cursed survivors with strange abilities, and violent, oppositional clans clash in a caustic new world.

A series of mysterious explosions erupt all over the world, setting off a chain of natural disasters. Cities are evacuated as monsters claim the burning streets. We begin our story in the Los Angeles Basin, and watch it mutate and degrade into something horrific and obscene.

The struggle to survive a nuclear apocalypse surpasses meeting basic needs when people attempt to rebuild society for a sense of familiarity, and security. Most of ANATHEMA (or the hostile, unpoliced wastelands left by the nuclear explosions, fallout, and quakes,) is crawling with dangers. Continuous underground fires rage worldwide following the gas-leak style explosion of massive pockets of natural Uranium, leaving the Earth plates immensely unstable. Quakes and tsunamis plague the coastline, and the erratic magnetic field leaves Earth un-shielded from solar flares.

This 1-hour science-fiction/thriller series that explores vast opinions and uncompromising themes, such as religion, politics, and social constructs. Think THE WALKING DEAD meets HEROES. Barbarianism under the guise of sophistication. This story differs from many apocalyptic dramas by not only giving you the origin, but an inside look from multiple perspectives on a unique take on the End of Times.

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The Writer: Alyssa Jefferson

I discovered my love of film and writing after becoming a shut-in at fifteen years old (home schooled with anxiety), passing time and finding my only meaningful relationships in books, films, and video games. I've been screenwriting for going on 14 years now, and I continue to hone my craft, long accepting that I'll never master this medium. I'm open to project queries through Lee Stobby Ent., and enthusiastically awaiting the right team of artists to come together and take on my dark-genre stories. Go to bio
Manager: Lee Stobby

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