Credo the webseries trailer is a video for a project that appears from their social network page to have begun work on actually filming episodes. The trailer dialogue quotes The Book of the Law, Liber AL vel Legis, I 15, “and in his woman called the Scarlet Woman is all power given” but also has a rather angry man in what appears to be a pulpit or witness stand shouting a radical misquote: “People do what they will. That is the whole of the law!” So, you know, it seems like this is going down a lazy path into sensational boogeyman territory with a storyline based on crazy people and panicky straw man interpretations of esoteric ideas, or some such.
But, maybe they can pull it out of the nose dive and avoid another Chemical Wedding fiasco. Or, at least, make it clear in the narrative that the character is mistaken. How interesting would it be if the next line of dialogue has the seemingly stuffy and square old man in the trailer turn out to be rational enough to point out the misquote and hip-check the nutter? “You know, that is not what the Book of the Law actually says, and I’d encourage you to read Aleister Crowley’s comments on the topic, because you may find that enlightening in regard to the difference between ‘want’ and ‘Will’. Also, anger management much?”
Anyhow, this is a project I’ve noticed before, and was quite sure I’d mentioned though I cannot now find where (maybe it’s an old social post not added back to the blog yet), so I thought I’d point this out and also that they are actually casting now and appear to be getting this series filmed. I half think I should suggest that if you’re an actual Thelemite in the Colchester Essex area, you could try an audition and stealthily get someone on the inside who can at least activate the autopilot in time to avoid a wreck …
“An original supernatural thriller webseries being independently produced in Colchester Essex. Created by Will Wright and written by Tobias Bowman” [via]