Last week, a reader asked if I could put up an example of a show bible. I didn’t have one to give. Fortunately, ‘DC’ wrote in with a link to the writer’s guides for USA Network’s series The Dead Zone.
The guide for Season 3 weighs in as 108 pages of .pdf goodness, and includes summaries of all previous episodes plus guidelines for aspiring writers. Executive Producer Michael Piller comes from the Star Trek camp, which has long allowed ardent fans to pitch potential episodes — very much the exception to the rule. Kudos to the producers for being so generous.
I’ve never watched The Dead Zone, but if I ever decide to catch up on previous seasons, I now know where to look.