Los Angeles has always been a funky place, well-established in the entertainment industry where nothing is real and anything goes. And now, a TV series called “Psychedelic City” is set to show how the City of Angels really plays out.
Riding the wave of popularity enjoyed by psychedelic-inspired shows like “The Midnight Gospel” and “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Duncan Trussell, an episodic hit created by Hulu and starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, the new television series in preparation, spawned by a “Los Angeles Magazine”, a cover story will look at the increasing use of psychedelics across LA
The rights to the story, written by Peter Kiefer, were acquired by producer Scott Steindorff of Stone Village Productions with the intention of creating the television series called “Psychedelic City,” said The Hollywood Reporter, along with designs for a metaverse platform meant to focus on crypto. , digital and immersive art, musical components and experimental therapies.
In Kiefer’s story, titled “Shrooms! Shamans! Kosher LSD! Why Los Angeles is Suddenly Stumbling, ”the writer describes the Angelenos’ utter obsession with psychedelics:. Every weekend, dozens, if not hundreds, of ayahuasca ceremonies take place in the hills, valleys, and malls of Southern California. So many people are now experimenting with ayahuasca (a psychoactive brew long used by indigenous South American tribes as part of ceremonial spiritual healing) that there is concern that the ingredients needed to create the potion are too much. harvested. But it’s not just ayahuasca, there are events for psilocybin, DMT, ibogaine, LSD, and MDMA.
Kiefer does a great job of describing the recent psychedelic use frenzy in LA, featuring Brandée and Damien Sabella, which he calls “Southern California’s first unofficial psychedelia couple.” He also looks at a full account of psychedelics in the United States starting with the The CIA’s Underhand Secret Program of the 1950ss called MK-ULTRA, which sought to create a mind control drug before the Soviets could.
Kiefer’s article is engaging and cinematic, so it’s no wonder the story was picked up by a production company eager to create the next psychedelic hit.
The practice of acquiring media rights with the intention of creating new productions is a niche market that has grown over the past decade, with Hollywood IP brokers / producers like Storied Media Group, which exist to “represent the rights to the best – to put an end to the content that its staff organizes on a daily basis … by helping the actors of the industry to launch their film and television projects. “
Producer Steindorff says “Psychedelic City” will be a combination of “Silicon Valley” and “Limitless”.
“We are creating a show that will have the largest new world, one that will stimulate, entertain and inform people on the deepest levels,” said Steindorff.
The “Psychedelic City” metaverse is expected to be a complete virtual reality space that will allow users to interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.