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3 Reasons Why an Effective TV Series Bible Is Essential for Your Script

For upcoming scriptwriters, a TV Series Bible is fundamentally a selling chronicle that can help pitch a great idea for a TV show or series, a web series, a limited series, or an animated series. If you’re scripting a feature film or a short movie, a TV Series Bible is not for you. If your show isn’t a stand-alone production and has more than one episode, you need a TV Series Bible and it is essential for your script because it gives your story and vision a leg up.

Here are 3 reasons why your script must accompany an effective TV Series Bible in the show business:

1. It’s Informative

Your script doesn’t convey the show’s idea and story completely. If you approach a producer with just a script, they are most likely going to turn it down because a single pitch document or the pilot script isn’t enough meat to guarantee that the script is worth investing in overall. A thorough TV Series Bible is a document of information that proves you have thought about every aspect of the show, including content for every episode to come. A show bible is a detailed inscription of content and concepts for every episode of the show and not just the pilot episode.

2. It’s the Backbone of Your Script

A TV Series Bible is an encyclopaedic extension of your script. If created well, it’s supposed to contain overviews of key characters, main events, hooks, and a broad overview of what your entire show is going to be about. From each episode’s synopsis to the meticulous breakdown of main characters of your TV Series, a Show Bible lends strength and substance to your script.

3. It’s a Broad Outline

A TV Series Bible may not ensure that you have a pitch ready for the entire show, including all its episodes but it surely informs the producers of the fact that you have a solid plan for the future. You could present a show bible even without having a script ready. An effective TV Series Bible is an outline or a detailed framework of your show and its many episodes.

Some writers create the bible first and use it to come up with the script. A TV Series bible can help you understand your characters better and can help you determine how the audience is going to perceive the story.

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