Ok, so the feedback from the production company is that there were elements of my pilot outline that they really liked, but the mystery I chose (with Viscount Snowden and his wife) was not one of them.
So, back to the drawing board we go!
The ‘notes’ as they are called in TV-land are that the thing they love about Portia is her outsider status – as a Canadian in London, as a woman in a man’s field, that kind of thing. They would like the first case she takes on to be demonstrative of that lens.
What kind of cases would Portia be attracted to given her background?
What observations would she make because of her outsider lens?
What crime would seem important to her and the subjects because of their shared experiences?
I’ve also been thinking about my personal connection to Portia (thanks to my friend Kathryn for suggesting it) and the whole idea of ‘passing’ for white. Maybe I can incorporate that into the pilot as well.
So here I go again my friends, into the breach. See you on the other side.