About The Prospectives
The Prospectives is an Instagram serial that began in summer 2014. Three series have been published, with a fourth—a podcast—on the way in January 2018. Every story focuses largely on characters in the queer community, and all series have some root in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Each season of The Prospectives adopts a new format, plot, and characters. Follow @theprospectives on Instagram to read along, and for announcements on Series 4: The Prospectives Podcast (to be illustrated by Paul Tuller).
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All Prospectives series are written by Adam Hurly.
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Series 1 (July 2014-July 2015)
A fictional serial following Eric, a young talent manager. As they enter their 30s, Eric and his friends are steadily taking command over the compounding pressures of New York City. Series 1 was illustrated by Sam Kalda.
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Series 2 (October 2015-April 2016)
We follow author Adam Hurly and dozens of his closest NYC friends as they cope with dating, layoffs, bed bugs, and more. It's like the first series, but this one is real. Series 2 was illustrated by Levi Hastings.
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Series 3 (August 2016-March 2017)
A fictional, storyboarded telenovela. Four leads navigate their shared relationships in the wake of a perilous love triangle—with a few supernatural surprises along the way. Series 3 was illustrated by Justin Teodoro.
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About the Author
Adam Hurly is a GQ contributor, and has written for Esquire, Bloomberg, Men's Fitness, and more. He is a South Dakota USA native, and was most recently based in New York City and San Francisco. Adam is spending a year traveling, writing, and recording from various countries, because it's super fun.
Illustration by Justin Teodoro