The television landscape is rich with shows that market to a young viewing audience. Network executives are constantly on the hunt for young viewers because they believe these viewers will translate into strong advertising dollars. Sadly, the 50+ age group is often ignored, the proverbial Cinderella in the fairy tale. Yet, these viewers are attracted to well-written, well-acted projects starring talented older actors.
Joey Adams is offering such a project. Adams wrote a television pilot called Internity that is being described as “If Scrubs met ER and they went to Comic Con together”. The premise of this pilot: Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Crash, NCIS) is a 50-year-old embarking on a new professional adventure when, following a failed marriage, she chased her dream of becoming a doctor and enrolled in medical school. However, her new boss, Dr. Nate, is only a few years older than her son. An ingenious wrinkle is that Dr. Nate is an avid fan of old TV shows, movies and Comic Con personalities so there will be flashback sequences where various actors of these venues are slated to appear.
In addition, while the project fits within the comedy genre, it lends itself to dramatic and political plots with its emphasis on women’s issues, gender equality, equal pay and ageism.
The television pilot also stars Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Deadwood, Crimson Peak), Richard Ruccolo (Two Guys and A Girl, Rita Rocks) and Carla Jimenez (Nacho Libre, Last Man Standing) and is directed by Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Generation, Castle, Ted 2)
Everyone connected with this project is excited about bringing it to television. An indiegogo.com fundraising campaign has been established with the goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days.