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As a deadly virus threatens the survival of humans as well as an alien species known as the Aonise, a King must rise to save them all.
Taliri’s life on Earth is difficult. For years his race, the Aonise has lived amongst the Humans as rival clans. When a virus designed to destroy the Aonise race begins killing humans as well, Taliri is faced with a difficult challenge. He must unite his people in order to save both races. To do so, Taliri must reveal his true self. He can no longer be The Secret King.
INT. TALIRI’S HOME – KITCHEN – NIGHT
SUPER – Planet Earth. England. The year 2059.
TALIRI, (Aonise species, 25) leans at the kitchen sink. He drinks from a glass, rinses it and places it on the drainer.
The only visual difference between the Aonise and native human species is a detailed birth mark, which adorns their right cheek and snakes down their back.
SYLKX (Aonise male, 30’s) eats from a bowl at the table. Taliri slips on a coat.
I’ll see you in a day or two, ok?
Sylkx stares at him.
You’re really going through with it?
Taliri nods, leaves through the back door.
Sylkx angrily knocks the bowl over, he swears under his breath.
EXT. TALIRI’S HOME – STREET – NIGHT
Taliri strides down the footpath. He follows the corner at the end of the road.
A black van creeps behind him.
Taliri glances back, quickening his pace. He sprints across the road toward an-
The van turns the corner into a dead end, it slams on the brakes to reverse.
Taliri reaches the edge of the field, he stops as the van approaches.
The van’s spotlights target Taliri as it screeches to a halt.
SERGEANT FRANK M’DOZA (40) clad in combat gear leaps from the passenger side. Several other uniformed SOLDIERS also jump out.
Don’t make this hard on yourself, Taliri. You’re coming with us!
Taliri laughs, he positions himself into an offensive stance. His eyes flash bright blue, the light illuminates everything.
Two more black vans appear.
You’ve got to be kidding me!
Frank motions to his soldiers who anxiously surround Taliri, aiming their weapons.
The soldiers open fire and taser darts blast toward Taliri.
Taliri crouches as the darts fly over. His left hand glows blue. He grabs the wires quickly and sends a blast of energy through them, into the soldiers.
Two of the soldiers are blasted off their feet.
Frank steps forward.
You can’t win this. You know that!
Keep telling yourself that.
Frank indicates to the soldier on his right, the soldier advances towards Taliri firing a tranquilizer rifle.
Taliri attempts to deflect the dart but it penetrates his thigh. He rips it out, tosses it to the ground.
Taliri stands unaffected.
I thought you said those could take down a dinosaur!
Taliri grins and flicks his wrist, a blue shock wave hits the soldier. He violently slams into a hedge.
I’m no dinosaur.
All of you fire dammit! Fire!
Several soldiers fire a shower of darts at Taliri, they switch weapons quickly and a barrage of nets blankets him.
Taliri struggles briefly under the nets before he passes out.
Frank ambles over to him a smug grin on his face.
Load him up, boys.
INT. SUV – NIGHT
Within the blackness Taliri’s eyes flick open. He looks around, grins, then closes his eyes again.
EXT. CITY OF LEGAIA – DUSK
A translucent shield surrounds the city. Inside sky scrapers and houses grace the horizon.
Armed guards stand at inter-sections, just outside of the shield.
A large sign reads – QUARANTINE – NO ENTRY
As the guards watch on unable to interfere. Buildings burn and people scavenge everywhere.
INT. HOSPITAL TENT – QUARANTINE ZONE 1 – LEGAIA – NIGHT
Hundreds of sick people cry in pain, as they try to get comfortable within makeshift beds.
NINA (30), in full quarantine gear, tends to a sickly girl (6+), the girl coughs up a thick dark liquid.
Someone help me! Please!
Nina attempts to administer an injection into the arm of the child, but it is futile. The child goes limp in her arms.
Nina lies the girl down and covers her with a sheet. JACK (20), also in a full quarantine suit, waddles over.
It’s too late.
Jack places his hands on Nina’s shoulders and pulls her into him close. Their helmets bump together, Nina pulls back.
How many, today?
A hundred and sixty-two.
The President was on this morning, saying they were working on a plan to give Hanikk what he wants.
The Aonise won’t come forward, why should they after all the pain we’ve caused them, they’re in hiding and for good reason.
They’d better, this virus is out of control and spreading fast, rumor is it is already out of the city and spreading fast.
Nina stares at the sheet.
END OF TEASER
The Secret King Pilot Episode by Dawn Chapman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.