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Logline: After witnessing the murder of her student, a teacher uncovers a drug trafficking
scheme linked to state officials, and must work with a local detective to take down a corrupt
mayor while maintaining balance in the harsh streets of Baltimore.
Celeste Khon– 30s Our main protagonist. Military bred but not rigid in the slightest. She's
spontaneous, adventurous and determined.
Ronald 'Ronnie' Alverez - 17. Intelligent, Creative and a class clown. He is 'from the wrong
side of the tracks', but has hopes to get out of the barrel.
Jonathan Everette - Mid 30s Our other lead. Divorced, but hardly falls into the moody
detective category. Everette is a vibrant, headstrong, by the book detective who has seen too
many deaths in his years on the force.
Ben Hastings - 50s Our Antagonist. An investor who also traffics drugs and weapons. Clever
and charismatic. He is the man behind the curtain running the show. In his eyes, if something is
broken beyond repair, it is insane to try to fix it. He has a vision of what Baltimore should
become, and he is going to see that come to life.
Mayor Hicks - 50s Our misguided mayor. She's no victim, however, she is dishonest as they
come. She tries to cater to the public while hiding her addiction.
Officer McCall - 30s He is a family man, despite his ‘extra curricular’ activities. He is young and
is trying to provide and survive the night.
COLIN HAYES - 20s Rookie Reporter eager for a story. He’s too curious for his own good.
Christopher Tate - 20s Ex-Felon. Cold and cunning but has the community at his feet with the
help of a local lawyer.
We follow CELESTE KHON, veteran and teacher as she searches for RONNIE’s killer.
DETECTIVE JONATHAN EVERETTE investigates the case and quickly arrests a suspect.
However, the suspect still maintains his innocence.
Meanwhile, MAYOR HICKS talks to the press and assures the citizens of Baltimore that the
violence will soon end. She sends out more police officers and sets up a task force. One police
officer in the task force, OFFICER McCall, is a single father. To help provide for his son, he
takes cash from dealers. The mayor continues to make promises while also hiding her own drug
addiction, which is being fueled by BEN HASTINGS, a local investor. Ben provides Hicks with
drugs in exchange to a blinds eye while he smuggles guns and drugs into the city.
Celeste refuses to believe Ronnie was killed because of gang violence. She starts talking to the
regulars in the neighbourhood and finds out that Ronnie may have witnessed an officer planting
a gun and drugs on a suspect that is now serving 10 years. With this new information, Jonathan
talks to his superior, who suggests keeping quiet. If this gets out, it can overturn a lot of
On the East side of Baltimore, Officer McCall collect hundreds of dollars by racketeering,
robbing, and arresting suspects while maintaining credibility with citizens by arresting low tier
Ben gets word of Jonathan’s evidence, and he hatches a plan to intimidate, discredit him and
take away his custody of his son.
Jonathan reaches a boiling point and agrees to work with Celeste to find the truth.
When Ronald’s mother’s house is set on fire, Celeste decides to take matters into her own
hands, risking not only her life but the trust and integrity of Jonathan and his department. She
records a video, documenting her findings and sends it to a local news station. A fresh reporter,
COLLIN HAYES, runs the story. The justice movement begins. But when the streets are
cleared, and the news stories stop, the real problems begin. Cases are now being overturned
and the victim’s families are dealing with unanswered questions. Celeste is now in the middle of
a broken city and televised movement she isn’t ready to lead.