The L.A. Complex is a brand new scripted drama title acquisition that occupies very much the same post-graduate, first jobber, dream-chasing space as Underemployed. It concerns the lives of a group of twenty-somethings brought together by the pursuit of their career dreams in the Showbiz capital of the world – L.A. Whether it is getting an audition, making the cut for a dance show, making it as a stand up comic or trying to break into the music industry, The L.A. Complex attempts to represent the realities of trying to make it in one of the toughest industries in the world in a city with the harshest of critics.
From a media consumption perspective, Fame and the pursuit of fame play a culturally significant role in our audience’s lives. Rather than an apprenticeship earned through years of dedicated hard work, our audience’s frame of reference for success is a judging panel on a TV show where the audition is as much about fame as the talent. There is a belief that fame is more tangibly achievable than ever before and that anyone can succeed to live an Amazing Young Life. The LA Complex draws on this obsession with instant fame and represents an opportunity to reflect the realities of succeeding and demonstrates the lengths people will go to to achieve their ambition.