By popular demand, I want your thoughts on what you think would work for a serial using YOUR serial as your main example.
The big 'screen' categories I see around here are TV, film, and a TV miniseries (which differs in that there's a definite beginning an end to the series, unlike 'regular' TV with its option/goal to go on for as long as it can). I want to specifically add Netflix onto this (i.e., regular TV but with episode lengths that change depending on that episode) and web series (which can be any of the types I mentioned, but would be primarily online and arguably more indie, and that could work out really well or poorly depending on how you argue it).
Do you think serials are something that can go straight to film, or would their length call for a mini-series? Are there enough acts or major arcs in a serial to float multiple, standalone movies, or does it need a Breaking Bad TV format? Or hell, how about a sitcom format, if you think a serial's plot resets enough to do a new adventure each episode? Can a serial ever be a sitcom, or does it take a highly particular style of writing? Is it even practical to think in those big Hollywood terms, and should we be riding the YouTube wave onto our own sites, like RocketJump?
Bottom line: should we be writing with any intention of 'making it easy' for a screen adaptation down the road at all, or pull a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and make it a ride best enjoyed through words?