Rental

Creator: Adam Beal
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Age rating: Everyone
Romantic Comedy-Drama set in the 1980's. With his video rental store failing and eviction imminent, a father must fall back on the life of crime he thought he'd left behind.
Synopsis: RENTAL is a blue collar comedy-drama set in the 1980's. George and his grown daughter Annie struggle to run a video rental store but George’s shady past is catching up to him.

RENTAL is a return to the great must see TV sitcoms of the 80’s and 90’s. Full of cutting humor, crackling dialogue, memorable characters, feel good moments, and water cooler talking points. It’s a show that both celebrates and parodies the best and worst of 80’s pop culture, taking us on a journey back to a memorable time and place. A time that resonates with color, fun and reminiscences. A place that was often the very center of town. Memories of weekly trips to the video store hold a special place in the hearts of multiple generations. For today’s millennials, it’s their own ‘Back to the Future’ - How did their parents live 30 years ago in a world that was permanently offline?

RENTAL boasts a multi-generational cast, a flirty and flinty love story as well as a twentysomethings love triangle plus enough mysteries and shady pasts to fill a soap opera. The first season follows the misadventures of George as he balances paying back his debts to a criminal past while running a store and flirting with his beautiful landlady. Meanwhile his thankfully rational daughter, who really runs the store, picks up the pieces while balancing her own deeply confusing love life and the demands of their deeply nutty customers. All to the great pulsating music of the 80’s.

Latest Work

All Work

  • Script 11 - Adam's 11th Draft
    03/06/18
    Creative Notes:
    This is the SERIES BIBLE - An overview of the show and its characters. To read this, click on the PDF link.
  • Script 10 - Adam's 10th Draft
    02/26/18
    Creative Notes:
    Please click the blue PDF link on left to read the script.

    Consistently funny and somewhat touching." - The Black List

    "I loved it!" - The Tracking Board

    "The writer demonstrates a clear and consistent comedic voice. There are some really funny lines here." - The Black List

    "Very funny but believable."
    - Slamdance

    Agent Sherry Robb (818) 384-0848
  • Script 9 - Adam's 9th Draft
    07/03/17
    Creative Notes:
    Consistently funny and somewhat touching." - The Black List

    "I loved it!" - The Tracking Board

    "The writer demonstrates a clear and consistent comedic voice. There are some really funny lines here." - The Black List

    "Very funny but believable."
    - Slamdance

    Please click the blue PDF link to read the script.

    Agent Sherry Robb (818) 384-0848
  • Script 8 - Adam's 8th Draft
    03/08/17
    Creative Notes:
    Latest Revision.
  • Script 7 - Adam's 7th Draft
    03/08/17
    Creative Notes:
    Series Bible
  • Script 6 - Adam's 6th Draft
    12/01/16
    Creative Notes:
    This is the SERIES BIBLE - An overview of the show and its characters. To read this, click on the PDF link,

    To access the Pilot Episode Script, please click the SHOW ALL WORK button below and then click the PDF link below that.
  • Script 5 - Adam's 5th Draft
    10/28/16
    Creative Notes:
    Networks have a long history with launching successful multi-cam sitcoms and there's no reason to think RENTAL doesn't have that potential. The descriptions of future episodes are very strong." Black List

    "I loved it!" The Tracking Board

    "The writer demonstrates a clear and consistent comedic voice. There are some really funny lines here." Black List

    "Very fun & memorable." Slamdance
  • Script 4 - Adam's 4th Draft
    09/22/16
    Creative Notes:
    SERIES SYNOPSIS
  • Script 3 - Adam's 3rd Draft
    09/20/16
    Creative Notes:
    Networks have a long history with launching successful multi-cam sitcoms and there's no reason to think RENTAL doesn't have that potential. The descriptions of future episodes are very strong." Black List

    "I loved it!" The Tracking Board

    "The writer demonstrates a clear and consistent comedic voice. There are some really funny lines here." Black List

    "Very fun & memorable." Slamdance
  • Script 2 - Adam's 2nd Draft
    07/11/16
    Creative Notes:
    Networks have a long history with launching successful multi-cam sitcoms and there's no reason to think RENTAL doesn't have that potential. The descriptions of future episodes are very strong." Black List

    "I loved it!" The Tracking Board

    "The writer demonstrates a clear and consistent comedic voice. There are some really funny lines here." Black List

    "Very fun & memorable." Slamdance
  • Script 1 - Adam's Original Draft
    07/11/16
    Creative Notes:
    Show Synopsis - Series Overview, Characters, Show Signatures, Sample Episodes, Reviews.