Lorena face sex scandals, medical mysteries, mob violence, corporate
mutant spiders... And it’s not even time for breakfast.”
WAITS FOR NO ONE
a one-hour dramedy/mystery series
Marcello Aurelio Lanfranchi
Mystery man MARCUS LAZANO is chased through
the woods by two mobsters and struck by foxy FRANK CAIN’s car. He
awakens in the morning with no recollection of his identity. Romantic
sparks fly when dashing Det. COLE WASHINGTON is assigned to Marcus’s
“missing persons in reverse” case. Frank thinks he's the only one who
knows the truth, so he hatches a plot to enrich himself at Marcus’s
expense. Those pesky mobsters have other plans, though.
love triangle is brewing, as nurturing Nurse GAIL RENWICK has romance
in her eyes, firmly planted on her soon-to-be cousin-in-law, dastardly
District Attorney PHILIP BENTON. His girlfriend ruthless RONDA LIN,
of course, won’t let anything come between her and her social climbing…
uh... I mean her one true love. The town of Santa Lorena is also home
of many more offbeat characters in this quirky dramedy mystery series.
SILICON VALLEY, the center of the high-tech
universe. Amidst modern electronics offices and peaceful suburban
streetscapes dotted with ticky-tacky ranch homes and lollipop trees,
not all is as serene as it seems. Mystery and intrigue, plotting and
backstabbing, passion and risk – they all play their parts in the daily
lives of the residents of Santa Lorena. There are also some serious
weirdos in this town!
What if you take Desperate Housewives and ratchet up
the absurdity? You have Tomorrow
Waits For No One.
It starts out with a bang (actually a few
bangs and a crash). A man is chased through the woods by two mobsters
and struck by foxy FRANK CAIN’s car. He's unconscious but alive. Frank
calls 911 and, while waiting for the ambulance, he checks for an ID in
the guy’s wallet. Whoa, a wad of large bills! Frank mulls over what to
do next. As the ambulance arrives, he instinctively pockets the wallet.
Mystery man MARCUS LAZANO awakens in the
morning with no recollection of his identity. Romantic sparks fly when
dashing Det. COLE WASHINGTON is assigned to Marcus’s “missing persons
in reverse” case. Frank thinks he's the only one who knows the truth,
so he hatches a plot to enrich himself at Marcus’s expense. Those pesky
mobsters have other plans, though...
Will Cole uncover Marcus’s past before Frank
does? Will the mobsters finish the job Frank inadvertently started?
Will the Santa Lorena University Temblors make it to the playoffs???
Meanwhile, a love triangle is brewing, as
nurturing Nurse GAIL RENWICK has romance in her eyes, firmly planted on
her soon-to-be cousin-in-law, dastardly District Attorney PHILIP
BENTON. His girlfriend ruthless RONDA LIN, of course, won’t let
anything come between her and her social climbing… uh... I mean her one
Stolen jewels, a faked death, embezzlement, a
hurricane, mutant spiders, ruling-class abuses, middle-class apathy,
working-class struggles, a taxidermed skunk! These are the stories of
the people of Santa Lorena, California.
Here’s a little bit of
information about the key players:
Marcus Aurelius Lazano (24),
a confused young man of Italian descent with boy-next-door good looks.
Though Vincenzo, his father, was abusive, Marcus was a straight-A
student until his mother Ramona was murdered, when he was 15. He was a
suspect, but the DA didn’t believe the case was strong enough to
prosecute. On the run and recovering from a devastating car accident,
Marcus struggles desperately to regain his memory as attempts are made
on his life.
Franklin “Frank” Samuel Cain (24),
a jeans and tee-shirt metal-head kinda guy whose best (only) friend is
Marblehead, a taxidermed skunk. A loan officer at the Bank of Santa
Lorena, he got the job by blackmailing the human resources director.
Police are investigating irregularities at the bank. If he plays his
cards right, Frank might just use Marcus’s identity to his benefit.
Det. Cole Malcolm Washington (33),
a fashion-conscious-but-not-flashy African-American man. Cole is a
detective with the Santa Lorena Police Department, and he takes his job
seriously. Cole became a cop after his father was murdered by drug
dealers when Cole was a teen. He came out of the closet during his time
at the academy but was given a chance by Chief Evans, longtime friend
of the Washingtons.
Hon. Philip Palmer Benton, Esq.
(38), a distinguished man of old money. Philip is Santa Romilda
County District Attorney. Aspiring to higher office, he has a
reputation for doing whatever it takes to win a case – or an election –
and has crossed the line into ethically questionable territory in his
pursuit of victory. He and Ronda Lin have a tempestuous relationship.
Ronda Elizabeth Lin (35),
a stern brunette who dresses in no-nonsense business suits and keeps
her hair pulled back into a bun, a suitable style for this tightly
wound woman. A typical Type-A personality: impatient, excessively
time-conscious, insecure about her status, highly competitive, hostile,
and aggressive, Ronda is not somebody one would want to cross.
Abigail “Gail” Stephanie
Renwick, RN, CEN (28), a pretty, wholesome-looking girl. Gail
works at University Hospital. She’s known Ann Benton since childhood
and has had a crush on Ann’s brother Philip since she was a little
girl. As Gail’s cousin Roger is engaged to Ann, Gail will have the
opportunity to spend much more time with Philip.
Santa Lorena, CA. One of
the other main characters is the fictitious Silicon Valley town of
Santa Lorena itself. It is a suburb on the San Francisco Peninsula in
fictional Santa Romilda County. Like all good soap communities, Santa
Lorena is at once a small town and a bustling urban center.
Tomorrow Waits For No One will
attract an audience as varied as its very diverse cast, which includes
gay and lesbian characters and character roles not often available to
actors of color. Scripts have been drafted for episodes one through six
and the rest of the first season has been storyboarded. Several
characters introduced during the first season could be spun off into
their own series, maybe titled Another
Day Awaits Us.
one-hour dramedy/mystery series.
full treatment, click here.
For information on the 2009 pilot
episode, click here.