The Box

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Creative Team Statement

We envision a 10-episode season with each episode running 45 to 60 minutes. The nature of the premise, as a sci-fi / horror detective story with ongoing, incredible discoveries, allows for a non-stop cycle of thrills and chills. The initial story arc covers the first 10 episodes with additional storylines providing the option to continue for multiple seasons.

The series is contemporary and set mostly in the United States with occasional locations around the world when dictated by events. While visual effects play a major role, the main characters, with their complex motivations and relationships, are the lens through which we follow an extraordinary quest to solve the mystery of
The Box.

IN DEVELOPMENT

TS Pictures presents

A cube of unknown origin is linked to a mass killing, and when
it appears the worst is over it’s really just the beginning.

A Television Series Created and Written by
Tim Ryerse
and Scott Forslund
Executive Producers
Tim Ryerse, Scott Forslund
and Kitty Kladstrup

Episode 1 of The Box teleplay is available upon request for those interested in this project. Please contact us for a link to it and other information.

Episode 1 Synopsis

First responders find the entire crew slaughtered. There’s blood everywhere; splattered on the walls and pooled on the floors. Limbs are torn from half-eaten bodies. When molecular biologist Helen Davies and her team arrive at the shipwreck on the northern California coast, the first thing they see is the box; a large, colorless, non-reflecting cube chained to the deck of a freighter. Sketchy information tells them the captain and crew believed their cargo valuable. But what killed them?

Dr. Davies makes arrangements for a facility in Eugene, Oregon so the cube can be moved there for examination. But attempts to penetrate its surface and gain information about it prove daunting; while on the southern Oregon coast another massacre is reported. Dr. Davies heads to Port Orford and hooks up with investigating sheriff Dan Reed. Together they find a major clue—tracks on a sand dune near the killing ground that indicate a tall, bipedal animal.

More killings in Coos Bay cause them to race up the coast where locals have trapped “something” in a cave on the beach. When Davies and Reed arrive, eerie howls echo from the cave as the locals hatch a plan to blow up the sea monster they believe is inside. Davies pleads with them to wait for a military capture, but she’s ignored and all the dynamite from town is set off at the cave entrance.

After the massive explosion seals the cave, Davies and Reed make plans to excavate, but as they drill a test hole to peer inside it, there’s word of something strange happening in Klamath Falls, Oregon—nearly every resident has died from an unexplainable disease. The only survivors are the children.

© 2019 by Tim Ryerse & Scott Forslund.
All Rights Reserved.

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IN DEVELOPMENT

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TS Pictures presents

A cube of unknown origin is linked to a mass killing, and when it appears the worst is over it’s really just the beginning.

A Television Series Created
and Written by

Tim Ryerse
and Scott Forslund
Executive Producers
Tim Ryerse, Scott Forslund
and Kitty Kladstrup

Episode 1 of The Box teleplay is available upon request for those interested in this project. Please contact us for a link to it and other information.

Episode 1 Synopsis

First responders find the entire crew slaughtered. There’s blood everywhere; splattered on the walls and pooled on the floors. Limbs are torn from half-eaten bodies. When molecular biologist Helen Davies and her team arrive at the shipwreck on the northern California coast, the first thing they see is the box; a large, colorless, non-reflecting cube chained to the deck of a freighter. Sketchy information tells them the captain and crew believed their cargo valuable. But what killed them?

Dr. Davies makes arrangements for a facility in Eugene, Oregon so the cube can be moved there for examination. But attempts to penetrate its surface and gain information about it prove daunting; while on the southern Oregon coast another massacre is reported. Dr. Davies heads to Port Orford and hooks up with investigating sheriff Dan Reed. Together they find a major clue—tracks on a sand dune near the killing ground that indicate a tall, bipedal animal.

More killings in Coos Bay cause them to race up the coast where locals have trapped “something” in a cave on the beach. When Davies and Reed arrive, eerie howls echo from the cave as the locals hatch a plan to blow up the sea monster they believe is inside. Davies pleads with them to wait for a military capture, but she’s ignored and all the dynamite from town is set off at the cave entrance.

After the massive explosion seals the cave, Davies and Reed make plans to excavate, but as they drill a test hole to peer inside it, there’s word of something strange happening in Klamath Falls, Oregon—nearly every resident has died from an unexplainable disease. The only survivors are the children.

© 2019 by Tim Ryerse & Scott Forslund.
All Rights Reserved.

Creative Team Statement

We envision a 10-episode season with each episode running 45 to 60 minutes. The nature of the premise, as a sci-fi / horror detective story with ongoing, incredible discoveries, allows for a non-stop cycle of thrills and chills. The initial story arc covers the first 10 episodes with additional storylines providing the option to continue for multiple seasons.

The series is contemporary and set mostly in the United States with occasional locations around the world when dictated by events. While visual effects play a major role, the main characters, with their complex motivations and relationships, are the lens through which we follow an extraordinary quest to solve the mystery of
The Box.