Variety just announced a new show from Steve Carrell and Greg Daniels of The Office. Basically, it's like The Office, but in space!
Once upon a time, I was a TV producer.
It was only one season of one show on one network*, but all the same... TV producer.
But TV producers don't just make a single show. If that's your career, you need multiple shows, multiple projects to work on. So along with my partners Jordan and Jared, we concocted a couple other concepts to pitch around.
I’m still really proud of those concepts, including Martians.
You see, Martians was just like The Office… but on Mars!
We worked with a group in LA to pitch this to as many studios as would listen, including Crackle, Amazon, and Netflix. I have no illusions that my idea was stolen (I’m not sure I even believe in that as a concept), but the announcements of this new show tells me one thing.
It wasn’t a lack of great ideas that ended my stint as a TV producer.
*The name of my show was The New Creatives and it was on BYUtv and you can watch all of it on their site.