Audiences like your reader are sophisticated in terms of story appreciation. In fact, screenwriting classes only recently began to offer television writing as a course, yet with the growing market it's become an essential skill as a screenwriter to have a TV pilot in your arsenal.
It is how they say it. Premise - What is this show about? After such an intense teaser, it's nice to settle into a world. The mother and daughter are positioned as young, only 16 years apart. This is part of in my opinion what makes coming up with a strong pilot so difficult.
Does your idea have the ability to go on and on? I can't imagine how you could write an episodic one given the nature of this style of television.
Want to learn how to write a TV pilot? Episodic Pilot An episodic pilot is much like an episodic TV show. And if you're writing a TV series about humanity's inclination to murder each other and go to war Game of Thronesyou're writing a serial.
Limited Much like anthology series, limited series only average about ten episodes or so, though there is no set number. Create and outline your A plot, B plot, C plot, etc.
Set this up in the first ten pages.