so long (pilot)
T H E E P I S O D I C
Conceived by producers David Schoner, Jr. and AJ Swirz, “Emmett Grey” is an 8-episode dramedy with elements of comedy and iconic musical performances. Set in Atlantic City in 1961 as the former “Jewel of the Atlantic” is beginning to show its cracks, we delve into a world that revolves around the club culture that defined an era. The 500 Club, Frank Sinatra, and the Rat Pack dominate the mainstream nightlife, but the underground scene is what drives the city and its people. Venturing off the beaten path you’ll find venues that serve the under-served. North of Arctic Avenue is Club Harlem, showcasing the talents of Black performers that are not showcased elsewhere. Snake Alley is the narrow, winding road that can only be found if you know what you’re looking for. It houses the gay clubs of the resort city including the city’s oldest, The Entertainer’s Club. Music, drag, and the clashing of cultures fuels the story of “Emmett Grey,” which follows the life of a young boy who must pave a new path with the help of his uncle in a city that is threatening to consume them.