Handler Hank TV Pilot


Ex-cop Hank Coughlin leads a double life, helping long-term undercover officers secretly communicate with their handlers. His own undercover career ended in bloodshed and betrayal, so he'll do anything—legal or otherwise—to protect the people who now trust him with their lives.

Official selection, 2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival

A complete show bible of the planned series is also available.

  • Vincent H. O'Neil
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime Drama, Thriller, Suspense
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Official Selection - 2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    September 7, 2019
Writer Biography - Vincent H. O'Neil

Vincent H. O'Neil won the St. Martin's Press "Malice Domestic" Award in 2005 for his debut novel MURDER IN EXILE. It received a glowing review in The Sunday New York Times in May, 2006 and was followed by REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES, EXILE TRUST, and CONTEST OF WILLS.

Writing as Henry V. O'Neil, he recently completed his five-novel military science fiction Sim War series with HarperCollins. The Sim War books are GLORY MAIN, ORPHAN BRIGADE, DIRE STEPS, CHOP LINE, and LIVE ECHOES.

His crime drama TV pilot Handler Hank was selected for the 2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival.

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Writer Statement

The best advice I ever got was this: You're not a writer--you're a storyteller.