The Spinoff: The Birds: Wings of Destruction
The Pitch: Five years after the avian apocalypse, socialite Melanie Daniels (Olivia Thirlby) has become a crossbow-wielding leader of a nomadic human tribe on a quest to find a safe, bird-free home. Running story lines in this serialized drama from creator Damon Lindelof include the mystery of what caused the birds to attack Science? Magic? Global warming? Space-Jesus? and the evolution of a new mutated species of bird-people. Think The Walking Dead, but, like, with birds.
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