WELCOME TO MOLLYVILLE, SEASON ONE: HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

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ABOUT THE STORY


 

Bjørn Olsen, a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery, struggles to maintain his cool in Mollyville, an idyllic seaside commune nestled in the green valley of a mountain range jutting out of the sea. It's a whole new world separated from an earlier one (the one just like ours) not by the passage of time, but by distance, exclusion from world maps, and self-reliance.

Mollyville is completely off-the-grid.

Rich with cutting-edge technology and abundant in natural resources, Mollyville thrives as a self-policing, paradise community with beaches, cliffs, exotic forests and a system of unknowably vast subterranean caverns that extend beyond sight. Social media is a construct of the past. No emails. No smart phones. No telephones. And, no problems… until Bjørn runs into his wife’s used-to-be best-friend at a hotel bar and makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. Shouting allegations, she causes a scene.

As the salacious gossip rips through Mollyville, whispers of ‘a recognizing’ bleed through the community. Bjørn, laden with his rotten adult children, a careless, promiscuous wife and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, begins to fear the Olsens have rocked the boat a little too hard.

While Mollyville residents give each other a wide berth, tolerating all but some transgressions in the name of keeping the peace—there’s no formal law enforcement—there is an integrity-based peacekeeping by way of calling for ‘a recognizing’ when it’s deemed by influential members of the community that the peace and/or safety of Mollyville is threatened. In this instance, a fluctuating, self-assigned faction of residents take on roles of marauders to exact (a sometimes brutal) satisfaction, making a demand of retribution on behalf of the perceived wronged or the community at large in the most extreme cases of acrimony.

And Bjørn and his wife Eva are targets for murder.

Miles away, new arrivals to Mollyville, Janik and Nohl, two dodgy grifters tired of selling ‘sensual massages’ and asking for rooms and food on credit, decide to give up their lives of petty crime, allowing themselves to be mentored in the hopes of making Mollyville their new home. Plateau Nick, a crazy artist who prefers life in the forest, offers them a better way of life; it looks like the best thing going until an arms dealer named Merv makes each man an offer he can’t refuse, and they discover that—just like every other place they’ve been—there’s a cost to pay.

THIS STORY DEPICTS DISTURBING RELATIONSHIPS, EMPLOYS SUGGESTIVE DESCRIPTIONS, DARK HUMOR AND FRANK LANGUAGE. IT IS INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE.

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