On July 27 I will shoot the pilot episode of my sci-fi TV series, The Abandon.

My name is Keith Josef Adkins.  I'm an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.  Several years ago I worked as TV writer for the very popular show Girlfriends starring Tracee Ellis Ross.  I have pitched ideas to networks and studios and penned a few original pilots.

I love sci-fi. I watch stories about UFO sightings and close encounters of the third kind.  Alien and Aliens are two of my favorite films. 

 

The Abandon is my first sci-fi TV script. After a possible alien invasion, five black men discover they may be the last humans on Earth and quickly learn the importance of survival, loyalty and manhood.

 

Friends from college, these five men will also discover why they are being hunted down by an alien species. And why the alien species may have a message that will disrupt the entire universe.

The Abandon is inspired by my desire to see black and brown people work in the sci-fi genre. It is inspired by knowing so many black people who deeply love and respect the sci-fi genre and my interest in making them happy.

 

Future episodes will use flashbacks to introduce significant others, family, co-workers, and the hours leading up to the invasion.

Check out my Indie GoGo Campaign and if you feel inspired, help make this happen!

 

 

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/TheAbandon?a=535566

Best,

Keith




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Cool, I hope it gets picked up.

Wow! Girlfriends was one of the best shows on the planet! Best of luck with the pilot. I'll definitely be checking out your Indie GoGo Campaign and making a contribution. 

Will there be a novel to accompany this project or a graphic novel? I ask this as a potiencial fan and a filmmaker. I got into writing books because of the costs of making film and the limited outlets for making it back.

Why 5 Black guys? Luck of the draw? Social group? Football team on shore leave? Not complaining (I'd definitely watch) just curious.

I wasn't wondering about YOUR reasons for choosing 5 Black guys(although I agree with them), more about how it happens in the show.

I would love to see this happen and I would love to help in any way. I have some television writing credits, most are for Dramatic television, but I do have a Star Trek sale under my belt. Whatever I can do.

One reason is the SERIOUS lack of Black males on TV and in Film these days. Has anyone else noticed that? It was brought to my attention by Steven Barnes.

Walter Varner said:

Why 5 Black guys? Luck of the draw? Social group? Football team on shore leave? Not complaining (I'd definitely watch) just curious.

@ Lorenzo - There are a few exceptions. I just started watching Alphas, starring Malik Yoba as the co-lead of a group of superhumans called Alphas (think Heros but with not-quite-as-good writing). I say co-lead cuz there's a Dr. Rosen character that seems to always know what's going on and is involved in everything they encounter (think Walter from Fringe, again with not-quite-as-good writing). . . I also just started watching Luther, with Idris Elba in the titular role. . . wait, that's a British show. . I just realized that I kinda proved the point you were trying to make *stands in a corner and mutters*

Anyway, I asked Keith because the reason I watch *any* SciFii show (or read any book, for that matter) is that particular author's answer the answer to the What If? question - In this case, "What if 5 Black guys find themselves at the end of the world?" I was only curious about their ethnicity because Keith needs to either self-produce or sell this to Whiteys who will ask the same question. The answer "Because there aren't any other Black people", although valid, wouldn't be enough to convince them to put money behind it.

I agree that there aren't enough representations of Black folk in entertainment in general but I dont want to see it *just* because there are Black people in it in the same way that I didn't vote for Obama just because he is a Black guy (although it sure helped me feel good about my vote and I teared up when I watched the official announcement). I've watched movies like Soul Plane and I just got through watching Good Deeds (I want my two hours back because of Perry's writing and mind-numbingly obvious predictability - I had the whole movie called off the trailer) mostly because they were all Black folk.

Cool! I'm plugging this in the next episode of my podcast on Friday!

Make sure to give bsfs a plug too Larry! LOL

I can't wait. What's the time frame between shooting, end of production, and cinematic viewing?

Great plot and I hope it gets picked up but it not go via a web series like Awkward Black Girl....I will most definitely be watching whether on TV or online :)

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