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Episode 7: Happily Ever After
After a week of Theo dropping out of sight and communicating with no one, Clive shows up at his apartment and convinces him to go uptown where they run into Milo, a meeting Clive secretly set up since the brothers hadn’t spoken since their blow-up several weeks earlier. A little girl passing by on the street drops a Dr. Seuss book and when Theo calls out to her to come get it, they have an animated, touching discussion about books that leads him to rethink Rewrites. Months later after the...
Episode 6: We Tried the Patch and the Gum . . .
Crystal the monkey appears as a guest judge, a condition of her providing financing for the show. The judging panel is a disaster and in order to calm Crystal, her owner Tim lets her light up a cigarette. (She picked up the habit filming one of her movies.) Everyone tries to stop her as the studio audience riots. She flees and starts a fire in the building. The fire is put out but Theo faces criminal charges, And then things get really crazy.
Episode 5: Your Show Had a Message?
The LA producer meets with Theo in NYC to give him the good news that Rewrites is a hit, but Theo is strangely depressed. He thinks his message about books isn’t getting through and the show is a joke. Relationships evolve between the writers. Carver begins tutoring Ace. Tracy offers Echo a substantial amount of money so she can quit her job as a waitress and concentrate on her writing. And then Brandy drops a bombshell.
Episode 4: A Promise to Mom
During the first episode of Rewrites, the three bestselling celebrity authors insult each other and get into fights during the judging panel. After the show Theo loses his temper and accuses them of not taking the show or his message seriously. He storms out. Carver follows and while walking together, Theo reveals that his mother was a novelist and she recently passed away. Before she died, he promised her he could get through this first year after her death and that he’d make sure Milo...
Episode 3: Who Ordered the Moo Dad Diew?
During a staff meeting Theo discovers their sixth and final writer, Ace, the half Puerto-Rican, half Rastafarian guy who delivers the Thai food. Theo invites him to be on the show even though Ace freely admits he’s never written anything, but Theo and the rest of the crew are won over by his wit and can-do attitude. Theo and Clive have a heated argument when Clive accuses Theo of putting Echo on the show solely because he wants to sleep with her. Theo visits Echo at her apartment to find out...
Episode 2: I Think You Have a Novel in You
The road trip continues. Next stop a Connecticut mansion to meet Tracy Mills Parker, a beautiful, bored soccer mom with a bizarre dark side; then on to a convenience store in Pennsylvania to meet Brandy Kosko, a cashier whose small town values and good humor conceal a surprising past; and finally a liberal arts college in New Jersey to meet Carver Lanscomb, an English professor frustrated by his unambitious students and disillusioned by his overly ambitious self. Back in NYC, Theo approaches...
Episode 1: You Want to Make a Show About Writers?
In this first episode, an unorthodox young visionary named Theo flies to LA to meet with a difficult producer and pitch his show. Back in New York City he searches for investors and is ready to give up when he stumbles across a highly unlikely benefactress in the form of a famous monkey movie star, Crystal, who loves books. We’re also introduced to Theo’s younger brother, Milo, a brilliant engineering major months away from graduating college. Theo and his best friend, Clive, hit the road to...
Episode 0: The Birth of Rewrites
Rewrites is a fully produced audio drama featuring more than a dozen actors about six unknown writers whose lives are about to be changed forever by a reality TV show and the unorthodox, young visionary who will do anything to get it on the air. Created by New York Times bestselling author Tawni O'Dell and produced by Story Plant Media, it is a story that every book lover can embrace and one that will make you love books even more. Episode 1 launches April 25, 2017.