Inspired by Rod Serlings “The Twilight Zone,” City of Mercy is a new episodic television series, which tells the stories of an urban New York City underworld and explores the minds and souls of some of the most complex and dangerous human beings in the world. “City of Mercy” resides in a realm where cult leaders, false prophets and mad men veil themselves in the shadows as the faithful hunt them down. This series reveals a mosaic of humanity, which lives within the tapestry of cultural diversity. Where mysticism ends and the occult begins “City of Mercy" elicits answers which can only be found in the darkest regions of our imagination.
Growing up in Brooklyn New York, I have always felt very fortunate to have been raised in a community with a plethora of culture and diversity. Growing up in Brooklyn has allowed me to embrace and celebrate the differences of so many people that make up the melting pot we know as New York City. What I find most fascinating and appealing about New York, no matter what region of the world you are from and no mater how eclectic your personal interest might be, there is community around the corner waiting for you with open arms. This brings me to the "City of Mercy" series. As a young child, I remember watching the "Twilight Zone" and being in awe of Rod Serling's masterful way of telling these supernatural stories about mankind. This had left an indelible mark in my mind as a child and continued to fuel my creativity as a writer and filmmaker. So I wondered, what if "The Twilight Zone" was set in present day urban New York City? What if all this culture and diversity that I have inhabited became the landscape to my version of "The Twilight Zone"? I have always felt, there has been a layer of New York that is so rich in story and character that has yet to be told or depicted in Television. A grand opportunity to open the book to a world so deep and vast in tales of life, death, religion, love and struggle. A world where I have experienced the greatest acts of kindness and violence, where good and evil are constantly at odds. The time is now for a story that brings these elements to life in a cinematic, episodic, network series. That network series is "City Of Mercy".