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SKUNKWORKS sitcom pilot

Logline:

Ekon is a nerd with a superpower – he knows real people lie behind government stats. He starts work at a secret government department (Skunkworks) and discovers the nerds are taking over, but they’re so fixated on the numbers, they can’t see the harm they’re causing.

Genre:

Comedy – Politics

Length:

30 page pilot script.

It’s like a mash-up of:

STATH LETS FLATS, THE THICK OF IT, AND FRESH MEAT.

Script:

https://packet.scripthop.com/ben_ellis_skunkworks

Notes:

I only started this in 2020 during the first COVID lockdown because top notch comedy writer, Dave Cohen, begun a sitcom writing course and I thought, ‘I’ll have a piece of that action’. I have a series of 6 episodes really roughly sketched out, more a toilet of vomitted ideas. Like the current government. (A little bit of politics for ya).

Longlisted for the 2021 TV Sitcom Writing Competition run by Short Com.

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