Stories that make you think about how easily history could have taken a very different path than the one we experienced.
The Breakpoint spin on alternate history is all about finding those moments where there is clearly a road not taken, and then taking it. Inspired by an award-winning new novel, Breakpoint is an hour-long limited TV series rooted in the world of alternate history. Breakpoint provides the branding for each season that is an otherwise self-contained high-concept “what if” premise, featuring a different setting, storyline and characters.
In Breakpoint, there's a moment when history hangs in the balance and our story goes in a different direction than we have already experienced in our own timeline. The changes, small and large, start piling up. Stories we've grown up with -- the assassination of JFK or the breaking up of The Beatles -- all become fresh and compelling when twisted with our kind of "what if" storytelling.
This incredible piece of alternate history art was created by LA based graphic artist Lynda Karr. John Kennedy was murdered three months before The Beatles came to America, so this meeting could never have happened. Except in Surrounded by Enemies where JFK survives Dallas, and it's all part of the 1964 presidential campaign.
Breakpoint is the name of an award-winning alternate history book series from Diversion Books. The rights to produce either or both of the books as TV series or film projects belong to Stellar Productions.
Did John Lennon actually record a song called "Show Up" in George Harrison's garage in 1971? In the BST (Beatles Stay Together) universe, it certainly happened. Why it happened and what it meant, however, is part of the new book's dramatic storyline, a moment of shared experience that subtly changes the Lennon-McCartney relationship just enough to keep The Beatles albums moving forward.
Imagine that November 22, 1963 was remembered because it was the day that JFK was almost killed in a Dallas ambush. He and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, might have become the first conspiracy theorists, looking for those responsible. Kennedy would still have had to run for re-election in 1964. The investigation into the shooting would also have unearthed some uneasy truths as well.