“It looks like software giant Microsoft is looking to get into the scripted TV business. I hear that the company has hired a headhunter to search for an experienced executive to serve as a head of scripted.”
This very exciting news from Deadline Hollywood. Nothing says drama better than a blue screen of death or an ‘invalid Boot.ini’ error. Can you think of anything that could go wrong with this plan? I mean, success in TV has always been driven by computer companies creating original content. Duh.
I imagine they will leverage their X-Box gaming platforms popularity and demographic. Maybe a show with teenagers talking about playing video games. Sort of like the comic strip Zits but featuring less jokes about the size of the kids feet.(I’m serious, the creator of that strip is obsessed with his kids feet size)
Maybe a CSI style procedural where a team of young, highly trained experts try and install Windows upgrades.
Or have an odd assortment of people wake up after a horrible computer crash and they try to find their way out from Windows Security Upgrades. It’s like The Prisoner meets Lost.
They could go the animated show route. We travel inside a new Windows computer to the amazing virtual world run by funny wizards who live in the memory buffers and try and help the tiny bits and bites citizens who are enslaved by gigabite system upgrades.
And of course zombies are hot, and what’s better than legions of Zombie computers infected by a virus that sends your social security number, spending habits and favorite websites off to remote computers in– Redmond, Washington! The HORROR!