Due to time - and also plot, I've decided to shorten the series to four parts.
Once I started thinking about how to do that, it actually seemed to suit the characters better that way. It meant rewriting the third episode, and a small part of the second, but in fact it means it'll hopefully be about as lean as it can be. I hope the timing works out, but then, I've been thinking about some of my favourite OTR shows and films, many of which have almost no 'down time', so I'm hoping it'll benefit from being pruned a little.
As (once cast) that will take four months to produce now, rather than five, I'm also going to make sure that the fourth episode is complete in a first draft before going to the casting stage. It'll go through rewrites again later, but at least it means the whole project is pretty much ready to go, then.
I've been collecting sound effects in quiet moments, so that side's coming together, too. It'll just be a question of getting actors interested. So far, there appear to be a total of fifteen characters in the series, most of them smaller parts, but with a core of three: Carla & Tiff, Nick and then Jim, too. Apart from the final episode, there are about another 4 characters in each episode.
It's not an enormous cast for what'll be about 2 hours in total, but it is in terms of getting that many actors. Well, we'll see... Casting calls hopefully in a couple of weeks.