Rough and Ready is a fictional tv series written by Sasha Santiago that explores police corruption, social justice, and four women who go on a revenge mission and try to get away with slaying the cops responsible for their loved ones’ deaths. The series introduces us to GOLDIE, ZEE, WHITNEY, and MARISOL, all of whom have suffered great loss, and all of whom are willing to do whatever it takes to bring about a sense of justice.
Over the course of four, 55-minute episodes in the first season, we see how the lives of four women intertwine in a layered narrative that doesn’t point the finger at right or wrong, but rather presents a landscape of moral relativism where viewers are given the freedom to formulate their own opinions.
Rough and Ready is a series that strays away from the Campbellian “Hero’s Journey” storytelling concept of a lone, most often male protagonist, and focuses more on the “Collective Journey” storytelling premise that is the hallmark of successful shows such as Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones. The look and feel will be closer to a modern but gritty noir set in New York City.