Anathema by Alyssa Jefferson | Script Revolution


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.



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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.

Submitted: May 1, 2018
Last Updated: May 1, 2018

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The Writer: Alyssa Jefferson

The product of a pair of CA police/detectives, I'm convinced my obsession with justice and criminology is in my blood. As a child, while my mom cleaned her service weapon at the coffee table in front of the news, I would sneak into her case files. I pored over gruesome crime scene photos, and her investigation notes played out as horror films in my mind. It was thrilling, and horrifying, and eventually, routine. Now, I write to understand the monsters. I dissect them, I become them, I fall in love with them, and I destroy them, one story at a time. Screenwriting for going on 16 years now, and I continue to hone my craft, long accepting that I'll never master this medium. I'm open to project... Go to bio

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