The top three finalists for the DCYou Unscripted fan contest were announced today at the conclusion of two special episodes of DC UNIVERSE’S DC Daily. The project, in conjunction with Ideas United, received over 1,100 submissions for unscripted series ideas after it was first announced at New York Comic Con last year.
The three pitch ideas uniquely highlight elements of comic fandom such as cosplaying, the joy of local comic book shops and a thrilling escape-themed game show. Each of the three pitches will receive a pilot order to be produced by and air on DC UNIVERSE later this Spring, with one to receive a full series order. The winner will be announced later this year.
The DCYou Unscripted finalists are:
Molly Brady (Los Angeles): Three cosplayers will show off their craft and creativity as they compete for honor, glory, cash and prizes
Royce Miller (Bridgewater, SD): Eight teams take on roles as hench persons to Gotham’s most notorious Rogues. Their goal? To escape the dreaded Blackgate Penitentiary and its new Warden. With enough mazes, puzzles, and traps to impress even the Riddler
Elora Powell (Tigard, OR): Comic book fans travel to beloved comic book stores in local neighborhoods to investigate how these shops provide inclusive, fun communities for geeks in real life
Taking place over two episodes, and available for streaming now on DC UNIVERSE, DC Daily captured the original 10 finalists working to hone their show ideas with industry veterans Dan Evans, Vice President, Creative Affairs and Creative Services, DC; Bridgette Theriault, Senior Vice President, Development, Telepictures and Phil Jimenez, DC Writer and Artist. From there, the finalists pitched their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges including DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, DC Publisher Dan DiDio and Stage 13 Senior Vice President and General Manager Diana Mogollon.