PILOT FOR A SCREEN PLAY/TV SHOW
EACH WEEK STARTS OUT WITH A LONG BACKGROUND STORY (FLASHBACK) DIFFERENT EACH WEEK AND LEADS UP TO THE LAST 10 OR 15 MINUTES WHERE THE STORY BEGINS IN REAL-TIME.
BACKGROUND (the first 45 minutes): Hard-nosed burned out alcoholic ex-cop, former Iraq war veteran hooked on Afghanistan opium he smuggled into the US using Congressmen with diplomatic immunity. Working undercover as a washed-out private "dick" flying cross country between New York, LA and San Francisco tracking down a gang of serial killers targeting gay and lesbian models who, coincidentally(?), had been recruited by the FBI as “confidential informants” ratting out suspected terrorists in New York City.
Private “dick”, as part of his cover, is hired on as security detail 2016 presidential candidate. On the security team: hoping to collect intelligence on black protest groups alleging police brutality and murder. Ex-cop infiltrates group (whose leader happens to be ex-cop's divorced ex-wife who filed domestic violence allegations against ex-cop-former-Iraq-war-veteran for beating her up in an elevator caught on hotel surveillance system) -- the protest group is in LA.
Before Super Tuesday rolls around March 1st, ex-cop hot on the trail of an assassin hypnotized by the CIA to kill the candidate “dick” is supposed to be guarding! Ex-cop's trail leads to San Francisco where a parade is scheduled to welcome the candidate, and where the “unsub” poses as a homeless man on the street, protesting gentrification, the city’s efforts to clean up Mission District for wealthy IT people from Google.
At the last minute,“dick” learns unsub kidnapped a city bus full of people buried somewhere in Golden Gate Park. A bomb has been planted to explode under the engine. Ex-cop -- torn between his duty to protect the candidate, his NYPD undercover assignment to catch the gang of serial killers, his commitment to apprehend black agitators and desire to reconcile with his ex-wife and get together again -- ex-cop relapses on China White, Crystal Glass and gallons of Old Crow whiskey in a hotel room in the Tenderloin. He falls into a coma. OD’s on the corner of Turk and Hyde. Air-lifted to LA. Wakes up on the way to John Wayne International. Thinking he’s in Iraq, bites the pilot in the neck. Helicopter crashes into the Pacific Ocean. He's the only survivor.
THE REAL STORY BEGINS HERE (the last 5 or 10 minutes) AS THE EX-COP OPENS HIS EYES COMING OUT OF A COMA, HE DISCOVERS HE’S IN ANOTHER TIME PERIOD: IT’S NOW 2050.