Yajoj: The Beginning is a new web series.
Story idea is as follows:
A worldwide apocalypse ends modern day life as we know it. Society crumbles and new ones are evolved. We witness the beginning of the epidemic in the deserts of the empty quarters in Saudi Arabia. The survivors quickly split into fractions and go to war against one another. Those who believe that these events are due to chemical warfare from our enemies, whomever they are. Others believe it’s a natural evolution of the CoV-MERS epidemic in 2014. While devout believers are convinced it’s the prophecy of Yajuj wa Majuj (Gog and Magog) coming to life.
Set in a conservative-modern society. Most middle class Saudis grow up privileged with drivers, maids and cheap labor. One third of the population are expatriates working in Saudi Arabia. Guns and ammo are limited in the main cities, and the widespread harsh desert adds a whole new level to the battle of survival.
Yajuj is a diverse story of survival with a new cultural twist. It is about societies and our values during harsh times. It is a story of leadership, prophecies and legacies.
- Tying in historical with modern scientific (combine ancient look + modern look)
DNA or medical/scientific, mythology, scriptural/historical,
-Background could be wrinkled parchment paper, the font is more modern/scientific code
-Iron and copper are going to play a big role because in the ancient texts these elements are used to seal the demons
- Maybe use the periodic table code for iron and copper?
- Science vs. religion, is it a prophecy or is it an epidemic or both?
- Stylized, elaborate look, multiple layers that speaks to multiple seasons
- Finger or hand coming up; silhouette?