Welcome to this series of posts looking at how different writers introduce their lead characters.
Let’s start with episode 1 of The Serpent written by Richard Warlow, produced by Mammoth Screen. The screenplay is available on the BBC Writers’ Room website.
Let’s take a look.
I love this. Charles Sobhraj is a sleek shard of ice. Richard Warlow chooses to describe him with a metaphor. Doesn’t it work well? Doesn’t it tell us everything we need to know about him?
Next, we meet the other protagonist, Monique. Let’s see how Richard Warlow introduces her.
So, all in all, Charles is a sleek shard of ice and Monique is catastrophically in love with him.
And that’s all we need to know.