Harriss, Chandler; Colvin, Justin M.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Into the Inferno is a nine-episode screenplay loose adaptation of Dante’s Inferno. It follows the story of Ophelia Ariti as she is tasked by her family to travel through the depths of the Inferno to bring her deceased twin back to life. During this journey, she encounters each circle of the Inferno and meets its dwellers and demons with a suspiciously helpful guide named Lyon. To pass through each circle, she must commit the sin associated with it. Throughout the journey, Ophelia discovers who she is, for better or for worse. The show’s theme is living life selfishly. The thesis included the show “Bible” and the pilot episode; it is a start of a larger project. The “Bible” provided a section describing the research by a literature review and creative decisions that went into the show. It included a proposal and treatment which can be used when proposing the show to streaming services like Disney + and HBO. Character write-ups are provided to help understand the main characters, Ophelia and Lyon. The rest of the “Bible” has outlines for the rest of the nine episodes in the series. The pilot episode is written in the traditional screenwriting format with roughly an hour runtime.
I'd like to acknowledge my thesis director, Angelique Gibson, for supporting me in this journey while also being a fantastic mentor. I'd also like to acknowledge my friends and family for encouraging me in my creative endeavors.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno. English--Television adaptations
1 volume (various pagings)
Arnold, Khristine, "Into the Inferno: a television screenplay adaptation of Dante's Inferno" (2022). Honors Theses.
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