Phase 2 – The DEAD EXIT TV series

Phase 2: The Plan for ‘Dead Exit TV series’ – and Northern Illinois

Imagine…A TV series…filmed in the Northern Illinois region.

“A series on Netflix averages out to about $3 million of production per episode. Over five years, we’d have about 65 episodes. That comes to close to $200 million in production cost alone. That doesn’t count what tourism would bring in. My big question to everyone in the area is, ‘do you want a piece of the pie?’ – Doug Shiloh

With the success of creating the DEAD EXIT TV pilot episode, we will turn our efforts to getting the DEAD EXIT series “picked up” by a major network. Our strategy is to pitch the series to networks and series outside the old realm of ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX; these networks historically give less creative control for its creators.

  

Instead, we will turn to AMC, TNT, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Studios…networks known for breaking many boundaries and ones which have proven to be on the cutting edge of how viewers “get their TV.”

Good news: our lead actors (Graff, Tony Denison, Martinez) have starred on such networks, and we feel that gives us an edge in negotiating a deal.

Creator Doug Shiloh is mapping out a five-season story arc for the series. DEAD EXIT will keep its corral of regular characters and introduce new ones as we go along. We’ll bring in veteran actors – well-known actors – plus use ‘local state line talent’ whenever possible.

With Northern Illinois as our base and “first unit”, DEAD EXIT will rely on “second unit” techniques to scour the U.S. and worldwide locations. We will use a 3rd unit to create ‘behind the scenes’ content. [See Phase 4.]

“One scene in the pilot we need to shoot is a massive shark scene with an audience,” Shiloh said. “The area doesn’t have that. We’ll shoot it elsewhere with the Second Unit. Or if a character is climbing in The Rockies, we’d need the mountains. Et cetera. There are 20 or so scenes in the pilot and I went through the script and figured about 15 or more could be shot in the area.”

“A series on Netflix averages out to about $3 million of production per episode. Over five years, we’d have about 65 episodes. That comes to close to $200 million in production cost alone. That doesn’t count what tourism would bring in. My big question to everyone in the area is, ‘do you want a piece of the pie?’

Who doesn’t like pie?