Feb 20, 2020
Katy Conrad, a female rookie detective has her life upended by events surrounding her father. Her desire to get to the truth, takes her on a journey of unresolved crimes that lead back to family she never knew existed.
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It was a night very different from other nights in Chicago. A local theater in Lincoln Square, The Davis Theater, saw TV & Film stars converge to gaze at their work in a TV Pilot, Conrad. This TV Pilot is not yet picked up by a network but the fact that the evening was even happening is a story all on its own. See most TV Pilots are green lit by major studios or development houses. Conrad however was crafted from just a 2 page demo reel script written by one of the shows co-creators Ryan Atkins.
Applying to play the part of the female detective in this two page script Jennifer Karum asked if she could take this 2 page concept home to turn it into the Conrad story presented before us today. Jennifer and Ryan have leveraged their connections, finances and sure will to get Conrad created, shot and now at a place where it was ready to be shown to the public at the Chicago premiere screening.
Conrad stars Eric Roberts playing the father Michael Conrad, a Police Chief in his own precinct. Jennifer Karum as Katy Conrad, an aspiring police worker looking to make detective. The Blacklist's Harry Lennix as Detective Don Brewer and Hisham Tawfiq playing Officer Dan Nack. Produced and Directed by Kelly Tidmore, Conrad revolves around dark themes like human trafficking and what it takes to truly find out out the truth.
In this special episode your very own Aaron Peterson sits down with Ryan, Jennifer, Eric, Harry, and Hisham to dish all things Conrad as well as some life lessons from Eric, Acting History from Harry, and the one thing Hisham wishes he could tell Blacklist fans. After the interviews if you stick around, we have the full Q&A panel from after the screening of the pilot. Be sure to let us know what you thought of this special episode and Let us know if you are interested in seeing Conrad? Visit our feedback page to leave a response or call +1 (304) 837-2278.
We always feature the music on The Blacklist so staying true to form you can hear some amazing tracks in the Conrad Series. Rob "Diggy" Morrison gives us 10 pulse driving tracks on the official soundtrack for the pilot. Keaton Simons rounds out the album with an 11th track titled "Lift Me Up" providing a little bit of soul funk to break up the darker tone of the rest of the album.
You can't hear the Conrad Songs yet on a streaming service but you can always hear Keaton Simons on Spotify as well as the playlist for The Blacklist or the same playlist recreated by us on Apple Music.
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