Private Project


Just as the solar system has started to get colonized by Earth, a down-on-his-luck engineer with a bounty on his head escapes capture or worse with the help of an unpredictable spy who decides to investigate what got him in trouble in this mysterious, surprising and comedic pilot that looks like sci-fi but feels more like dramatic comedy that ends up bringing up serious issues, mostly about gender and sexual orientation.

  • Emmanuel Eytan
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, comedy, mystery, lgbtq+
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • International Independent Film Awards - Spring Session
    Encino, CA
    June 4, 2017
    Gold Winner: Best Television Pilot; Gold Winner: Best Screenplay
Writer Biography - Emmanuel Eytan

Born and raised in Paris in a bilingual home, Emmanuel has lived in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Los Angeles. His motto is "smart is not the opposite of fun." He tries to find and make fiction that keeps you guessing. He's also generally interested in LGBTQ+ themes.

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Writer Statement

Io takes place in a world that is more complex than the pilot suggests. A bible is ready for the show, with the outline for each episode of the first season and an outline for five seasons lined up. Despite what the pilot might suggest, the central main characters are not and will never be a couple and actually LGBT issues are central to the concepts of the show. They're just not blatant from the start. Nothing's worse than a preachy show. The core team is made of the three characters in the final scene and each has a backstory that's more mysterious and surprising than it seems. It is to be revealed by the end of season one, but will open up other stories. Personal romantic relationships will form and end, but not among any of those three. They will turn out not to need that to trust each other.