Pilot logline: In the wake of a surprise divorce, a meek early 40s homemaker becomes a housekeeper to a mob family and starts emulating her new bosses to deal with her problems. Series logline: As a mob war heats up, Callie finds herself deeply entrenched in the lives and problems of the mobster family who now treats her like their daughter.
Script Type: Television
Genre: Dramedy / Crime
Length: 31 pages
Est. Budget: $1M - $5M
Callie Newton is an early 40s homemaker with no formal education or job skills who yearns for love and security due to a difficult childhood. With no family alive, Callie dotes on Kevin Newton, her husband of twenty years.
When Kevin leaves her, she is financially-challenged with no means of earning a living other than her homemaking skills. After accepting a job as a housekeeper to the Rosa and Marco Bianchi, a mob family, Callie begins to change. After bonding with the Bianchis, Callie becomes a more confident woman due to the nurturing support she receives from them. However, her learned confidence soon has her emulating some of the Bianchi's mob-like behavior. At first, Shanice, Callie's best friend, is thankful for Callie's employment as well as her new found confidence. But when Callie gets more deeply involved in the Bianchi's world, Shanice becomes concerned.
To celebrate Callie's divorce, Rosa Bianchi throws a party for Callie and invites Nico, a single man, for her to meet. Just as their romance blossoms, so does a mob war between the Bianchis and the Gambinis. Callie unwittingly becomes a pawn in the battle when she takes on the role of house-sitting with Paul Romano, an ex-mob member, whom she believes to have Alzheimer's. By the time Callie realizes Paul's Alzheimer's is a ploy to foil the Gambini's takeover, her life is in danger. One of Gambini's henchmen kidnaps Callie and the Bianchis spare nothing to assure her safe return.
About This ScreenplayThis script received a recommend from Jacob Stuart, founder of “Screenwriter Staffing” [www.screenwritingstaffing.com] and "Screenplay Readers" [www.screenplayreaders.com].
It also has a show bible complete with artwork and synopses for eleven series episodes.