Jericho script
Jericho  Episode #Pilot: The First 17 Hours (2006)
Synopsis: Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear attack on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States. The show was produced by CBS Paramount Network Television and Junction Entertainment, with executive producers Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chbosky, and Carol Barbee, the show was broadcast in more than 30 countries.

STANLEY PETERSON (CONT'D)

I can’t believe it. Jake Green!

My God. When you get back to town?

JAKE:

Just now.

STANLEY PETERSON

You seen Emily yet? The family?

JAKE:

I just got back now, Stanley.

STANLEY PETERSON

Oh, right. Right. Sorry. Wait.

Where the hell have you been?

JAKE:

Around.

STANLEY PETERSON

No one is “around” for 5 years.

JAKE:

Believe it or not... the Army.

Just then, a woman emerges from the farm house. MIMI CLARK

is 30, sexy, stylish, Jewish, urbanite, and couldn't look

more out of place. Stanley’s good humor instantly vanishes.

JAKE (CONT’D)

Who’s that?

5.

STANLEY PETERSON

That? That’s the government.

JAKE:

Sexy government.

Mimi Clark runs frightened from a chicken. “Ewww!”

STANLEY PETERSON

Don’t let the style fool you, Jake.

Miss “shiver me timbers” is from

the I.R.S.

JAKE:

IRS? Audit?... Not going well?

STANLEY PETERSON

Forget it. How about you and me

get together tonight? Catch up?

JAKE:

I’d love to, but I’m only in to see

my grandpa, then I gotta get back.

So, if I can get my mother’s

favorite Peterson Apple Pie...

Stanley nods, slaps Jake’s shoulder, and turns to find...

STANLEY PETERSON

BONNIE!

Bonnie drops the phone and scrambles to get Jake's order.

STANLEY PETERSON (CONT’D)

Welcome back to Jericho, Jake.

14 EXT. JERICHO - VARIOUS LOCATIONS - AFTERNOON 14

We see it all through Jake’s eyes. Unlike most of flat,

dusty Kansas, Jericho is nestled in the foothills. It’s a

town that embraces its Old West roots and Frontier Spirit. A

statue reads... Welcome to Jericho: We Stand Strong.

ELECTION POSTERS hang on every storefront and telephone pole.

ELECT GRAY ANDERSON. RE-ELECT MAYOR GREEN. All to the

lovely sounds of Sean Hannity raving on the radio...

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Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky (born January 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the New York Times bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), as well as for screenwriting and directing the film version of the same book, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film Rent, and was co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the CBS television series Jericho, which began airing in 2006. more…

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