I'm writing a TV series that is a historical dramatization based on the founding of Seattle.
The last year has been intensive research with my writing partner, as we delved into the people who founded and built Seattle for the first 10 years or so (pre Yukon Gold Rush, Seattle), the geography, the tribes, the environment, the interesting episodes and characters, etc.
I have an utterly insane timeline in Aeon Timeline of every relevant event and person, from birth to death. We have visited all kinds of archives, museums, original locations, etc. We've talked through what would happen if persons X, Y, Z, and W were all in room together, and what they'd talk about.
And we have a really nice Episode 1 written, a first season storyline, individual storylines for the key characters, and a full two season story arc.
Now I need to nail down two more episodes (for possible production as a miniseries), so we can figure out our next steps... self-production turns out to be a very real possibility, but I'm not sure I want to go that route. I like being one of the two Writers... not so sure about the Producer role.
We shall see...