Author Archives: Andy Eckles

Marina Del Rey

It’s been about a year since I completed writing the first episode of my much-touted Blackthornes spinoff, Marina Del Rey, an idea for a new series centering on Brett Armstrong’s step-brother Brian and his spoiled wife Courtney living in their … Continue reading

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New Directions

While no new episodes of The Blackthornes are being produced, there’s still much more story to tell. The long-rumored as-yet untitled prequel series is currently in pre-production for a possible release date of late 2016. Details are being kept closely … Continue reading

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10

Hard to believe that on this day 10 years ago, The Blackthornes made its debut on the web.   That first episode, aptly titled “The Next Mrs. Blackthorne”, was a long time in coming.  I wrote the entire first season (twenty-three … Continue reading

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Exeunt

I promised myself I wouldn’t cry!    I just finished writing the final scene of the final episode.  After two weeks of changing this and moving that around, I found that the end result wasn’t much different than when it … Continue reading

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“And Now to Find out Who the Killer Really Is….”

I’ve already mentioned my self loathing for reneging on my promise of “one more episode”, only to surprise announce there would actually be TWO more (bad planning on my part), but I actually think it worked out well this way.   … Continue reading

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The Shakespearean Candidate

This episode undoubtedly had more climaxing stories than any other episode before it.  I really struggled over where to cut this episode off.  First, I had Michael’s kidnapping climax, Alex and Keaton’s climax, and the killer being revealed all at … Continue reading

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From the Stars

Back in season 5, I started a mini arc involving Michael and his imaginary friend “Adam”.  Originally, I thought of doing a quasi-paranormal storyline that tied in with Miranda and her pregnancy (she was Michael’s primary caregiver during this time … Continue reading

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Through the Jungle and Through the Night

Alright, so here we are coming down to the wire.  Hopefully you should be seeing a climax of sorts happening by this episode.  I have 3 episodes left and a cluster of scenes that make them up.  I knew I’d … Continue reading

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No Stone Unturned

Pretty straightforward episode I suppose.  It wound up having a little bit of an ominous feel, which was appropriate for the approaching holiday.  There’s lots of things to touch on right now and some more set up to do, which … Continue reading

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Mr. Brightside

So when I outlined this episode, I was high.  When I went to write it, I was not.  I wrote all the Moonshadows and serial killer scenes first and left the scenes with Brett till the end, thinking they would … Continue reading

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