Episode nine of The Hidden People is the first of our three-episode midseason event. We begin the discoveries and revelations by following three groups of characters. I love to see the different dynamics across our different groups, and we have such entertaining interactions between all of the performers in this episode. Jordan Lopez, Xander Hildenbrandt, Stephen Kallenberg, Emily Kallenberg, Norb Wessels, Luna Madison, and Stephen Gogol are a joy to write for and direct. And let’s not forget Sean Gunther, our enigmatic Storyteller who provides context for the action as well as some sinister commentary. You creep us all out, Sean.
I’m back behind the keyboard for this episode and the next few. Writing this show, with this team of producers and performers, rarely feels like work. As soon as I finish a script, I just want to dive into the next one. Hopefully you find episodes nine through twelve as engaging to hear as they were to write.
The next few episodes will change everything you know about The Hidden People in dramatic and explosive fashion. In many ways, the first eleven episodes are just the very beginning of the story. Stay with us. This is going to be big.
And remember, nothing’s as it seems.
– Chris Burnside