Sunday, January 9, 2011
After the (very detailed) bible, FX contracted us to script and board a pilot episode.
John Freeman Gill wrote the script in collaboration with Sam Henderson, who boarded the whole thing. John has since written some great features for "The Atlantic" and done a number a cover stories for the New York Times.
I like how the board hints at the eccentric style of animation which would push the comedy.
As you can see, it was a full length story.
Administration changes at the network contributed to this project being passed on. I still think it's, in essence, a great idea.
Fortunately for Sam, his experience boarding this helped him land a job writing for Spongebob Squarepants. Any comedy show would benefit from having him on staff.