I have a feeling ABC is going to expect something more along the lines of Once Upon a Time
. Post-modern satirical commentary and whatnot is going to go right over the broadcast audience's head.
RDM should try to keep it simple if he wants this show to get a greenlight and not end up like his other failed broadcast pilots. His fanatsy series got shot down the same year that Grimm
got picked up, and why? Because Grimm
looked safed and famliar, like a procedural. Then the producers evolved the show into the series they wanted all along.
RDM should do that, make something that looks like The Adventures of Prince Charming so ABC will go for it. If he locks in an audience, then he can start going in the direction he wants.