Here are three of the most important questions you must answer before writing a pilot story:
- Will this show be about a new situation or an ongoing situation?
- And if it’s ongoing, will the audience just get caught up on the fly, or will there be a new POV character who needs to get to know everybody and everything?
- And if there is a POV character, will he or she then become the lead character, or just a junior member of the ensemble?
(This also let them establish that, though our team would mostly be in lab, they could still face physical jeopardy—Gribbs is killed while at a crime scene by a criminal who has come back to retrieve the evidence he left behind.)