40 DAYS - TV Pilot

40 DAYS - TV Pilot

A Screenplay by Jody Medland

This is a TV Adaptation of a trilogy of books I have written, under the name of J. Lloyd Storey. Enjoy!


Synopsis: 40 Days

Author: Jody Medland

Genre: Thriller/Spiritual/Adventure

Age Group: Adult


   40 Days is the inspirational adaptation from J. Lloyd Storey’s novel, which mixes ancient history and mystery with modern day, true to life stories that pack a punch with their weighty subjects.

    Through the author’s first-person narrative, the chapters reflect and mirror the forty days that Jesus spent between his resurrection and his entry to Heaven.

    40 Days is an intricate thriller in the style of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Martin Langfield’s The Malice Box. Its chapters are vignettes that stand-alone and yet are woven together by the gossamer thread of coincidence and fatal love.

   Taking its cue from TV-Series, Six Feet Under, 40 Days uses its unique episodes to neatly access the heart of each individual; telling their story through fresh eyes.

   Its exciting pace is set from the very beginning, when the Author meets a Father of the Catholic Church - who asks not to be named. Throughout the stories that follow, we are taken on a journey through pathos and the sublime - heartbreak and joy, as each episode tells the story of one seemly ordinary person’s written word that, unbeknown to them, will make its way into The Bible.

   Topics covered include: drugs, modern day slavery, rape, gay love/sexual experimentation, government funded psychic/remote viewing, the contraction of cancer, nymphomania and 9/11.

   40 Days also tells a story of a monumental cover-up that is exposed by the Author and which, when revealed through the subtle clues that lie in the text, take the Viewer on a journey through centuries of passion and commitment.

   This series is truly the Final Testament - a true survival guide for a possible Judgement Day. But it is a spiritual and moralistic tale too - in the style of James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy and with all the commercial viability of long-running shows such as Heroes and Lost.

   Not shying away from the atrocities of World War II or the harrowing times endured by soldiers in the Russian Civil War, 40 Days also takes the Viewer to the heart of a “turn of the 20th Century” Scandinavian mental asylum and relays how drug-trafficking can lead to an imprisonment far removed from the penal system.

   The characters in 40 Days lead adventurous lives and - towards the end of the series - some of their adventures collide - paving the way to a thrilling climax and introducing theories that will leave your head spinning and craving for more.

© 2010 Jody Medland

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sounds amazing and I love the name "J. Lloyd Storey." Creative!

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Jody Medland
Jody Medland

London, South East, United Kingdom

I have written prolifically now for little over ten years, but always saw myself as more of a filmmaker than anything else. However, the last eighteen months has seen the creation of my first three.. more..