Fall is approaching, and that means it’s time for new TV series to be launched. A network would normally promote its new series with commercials, print adverts, and other traditional advertising, but this year ABC is trying something new.
It has released the pilot script for Revenge, one of its new series as an eBook. You can find it on Amazon. Here’s the summary for Revenge:
Emily Thorne is the newest arrival in the Hamptons this summer. By all appearances, she’s a friendly and sophisticated “girl next door,” whose disarming charm and generosity allow her seamless access to the restricted circles of Hampton’s high society. But the affluent, exclusive world she’s immersed herself in is tied to a dark family history, and Emily Thorne is anything but what she seems. When Emily was just nine, her father was framed for a horrific crime by neighbors he trusted, and was sentenced to life in prison. Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss and betrayal. 17 years later, she has returned under an assumed identity with one endgame – REVENGE — every social overture a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies, until their lives come crashing down around them. Emily’s goal is unwavering, and her sharp mind is always five steps ahead. But when her past begins to catch up, her true heart may get caught in the crossfire.
The eBook is free and you can also look inside the eBook (no purchase necessary). As a promo tool, I don’t think this will have much success. Not very many people will want to read the script from a TV series, and I would bet that most readers who do get this will expect a novelization, not the raw script.