There’s your mate, and there’s your soulmate. Margo wants to marry them both in Futures, a romantic comedy series with a splash of sci-fi about a middle-class thirtysomething New Jersey technical writer and the two main men in her life: her gay soulmate and roommate, Bobby, an actor; and a handsome real estate tycoon, Dom. Following an extravagant courtship, Margo agrees to marry Dom, but only if Bobby can live with them, setting up a household and way of life the like of which none of them has experienced before.

  • Tom Sime
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    Television Script
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    Dramedy, Romance
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Writer Biography - Tom Sime

Tom Sime has written twelve full-length plays, two feature screenplays and two television series, and won multiple playwriting and screenwriting awards, since moving from arts journalism (including ten years as a staff critic at The Dallas Morning News) into playwriting and production in 2005. As Writer in Residence at the Theatres at 45 Bleecker in New York, Tom co-produced his thriller Bloodletters; co-produced and directed his comedy-drama Miracle Day; and presented a series of readings featuring such notable guest actors as Deborah Harry and Everett Quinton. Recent New York area festival productions include Catching Up with Gallery Players and Starters with StrangeDog Theatre, both directed by Adrian Wattenmaker. Catching Up was made into a short film by director Deborah Voorhees. Tom is currently working on three new stage comedies, Woody and Mia, Focus and Figment (developed with Tony Award-winning Catherine Adler Productions); a feature screenplay based on Bloodletters; a feature screenplay based on the Henry James novel Roderick Hudson; the original television comedy series Hey and Futures; and a musical, Substitute. The Bloodletters and Hey screenplays have garnered numerous awards and accolades at film festivals in the US and UK. Tom received a BFA with honors in Cinema from Southern Methodist University in 1990. His short films have won awards and been presented at such venues as the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. Tom is a native of Hinsdale, Illinois, and is currently based in the New York City area. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

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Writer Statement

In addition to Yen-Ru, who I picture as Chinese-American, Futures offers many opportunities for diverse casting. Think of Nicole Beharie or Denee Benton as Margo; John Cho, Randall Park or Tim Kang as Dom; Christian Chavez or Blake Young-Fountain as Bobby.