Creating Your TV Series Bible

Michael Poisson
Writer/Producer currently on Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN & Netflix's RAISING DION
On-Demand Class w/ One-on-One Consultations

"Mike's sample bibles were great and between those and his powerpoints, we knew what we had to do each week for our assignment and really had no questions. It was so helpful to get down in writing where this series is going and how it will end in ten years. He has really great insight and is thoughtful with his suggestions and criticisms. He was always spot on with his notes and suggestions." -Jennifer K.

“Mike Poisson is an excellent teacher and, through working with him, I finally understood the elusive Series Bible. It is something every writer who wants to work in TV needs to have. Mike broke the whole process down in an easy-to-understand way and was extremely knowledgeable and patient in guiding me through every step of the process of creating my first Series Bible!” -Kirk M., Screenwriter

You have an amazing series idea, you have the first season mapped out in your head, you have your pilot ready to go - and then an exec asks you for your series bible. This is a roadblock for many writers because there is no set template for what a bible looks like! And while there are many styles of bibles, all must still contain the same core elements or they are considered incomplete. Roadmap is happy to bring in Mike Poisson to teach a class all about how to create your own series bible!

In this flexible four-week program, Mike will break down examples of existing series bibles and walk you through the essential elements of each to help guide you in creating a bible for your own series! Plus, this on-demand class includes four personal one-on-one phone consultations with Mike to receive feedback on your assignments after you view each lecture recording.

In This 4-Week Program You Will:

  • Learn the 8 core elements necessary for your series bible
  • Learn how to format your series bible
  • Learn the importance of a bible and why every exec will ask for one
  • Receive personalized notes and live discussion
  • Walk away with a completed bible for your series!
About Your Host

Michael Poisson is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter who is currently staffed on Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN. He was previously staffed on Netflix's RAISING DION and recently attached Red Hour (Ben Stiller's company) to one of his pilots. He has served as a producer and Creative Director for Silent Machine Entertainment (Krysten Ritter's company), where he oversaw the creation, development, and pitching of various television projects including single cam/multi-cam comedies, and dramas. He recently finished shooting the THE DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN in New York for the Pop network, where he worked as co-Executive Producer on the pilot. Michael has also had a pilot in development with DarkFire Television (Ryan Reynolds’ company), as well as a graphic novel published by Fanboy Comics: His writing has placed in various competitions including the Austin Film Festival and Michael has also previously served as a writer's assistant on the Fullscreen/Audience Network series CASSANDRA FRENCH'S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

Online Classes

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to view the on-demand lecture recordings.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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