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Originally a 30-Episode Season
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, the original idea for Rogue Tyger was to have 30-episode seasons, consisting of six five-part serials.
Having six serials matched one of the models for the Rogue Tyger format, that British show with the guy with the blue box. So when I went to writing, I was thinking of some season-long arcs for Aidan Vosky and Reg Macorum that would pay off by the sixth story. At the same time, I knew enough to suspect that we might want a natural spot to give ourselves more time with post-production, so I had the third serial, “Uninvited Guests” end on what I thought was an appropriate “mid-season cliffhanger” just in case we needed to use it.
As it turned out, this came in handy as a season cliffhanger.
As it happens, you’ll find the plot does kick into another gear with “Lost and Found,” so does work well as a whole new season. But looking forward, I am reworking some of the stories and story breaks for what had been a planned four seasons. I’m going to work to make sure there’s some satisfying arcs within a single three-story season (which I think will be easier as the individual episodes will be expanding to fit the half-hour format).
The Writing Process and Interrogating a Robot
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