Drama

BLOOD DRIVE
Picked up to series; 13-episode order
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: James Roland (w, co-ep), John Hlavin (ep), Fredrik Malmberg (ep), David Straiton (d, ep), Mark Wheeler (p), James Roday (d)
LOGLINE: Set in a near-apocalyptic future, it revolves around Arthur Bailey, the last good cop in Los Angeles, and Grace, his dangerous femme fatale partner with an agenda of her own. When Grace is forced to partner with Arthur, she’s not thrilled, to say the least. But she soon might learn that this genuinely moral, nice guy is also a determined survivor, with whom she might have more in common than she ever imagined.
CAST: Alan Ritchson, Christina Ochoa, Colin Cunningham

HAPPY!
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Grant Morrison (w, ep), Brian Taylor (w, d, ep), Neal Moritz (ep), Pavun Shetty (ep), Toby Jaffe (ep), Chris Meloni (ep), Bill Butler (p)
LOGLINE: Nick Sax is an intoxicated, corrupt cop-turned-hitman who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is changed forever by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse. Based on the graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.
CAST: Chris Meloni

THE HAUNTED
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Noga Landau (w, co-ep), James Frey (ep), Todd Cohen (ep)
LOGLINE: Supernatural horror-drama revolves around four siblings who reunite following their parents’ deaths. As they try to overcome their fractured personal relationships, they find that they also must face the literal ghosts from their past in order to survive.

INCORPORATED
Picked up to series; 13-episode order
STUDIO: Pearl Street Productions/CBS Television Studios/Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: David Pastor (w, d), Alex Pastor (w, d), Ted Humphrey (ep, sr), Matt Damon (ep), Ben Affleck (ep), Jennifer Todd (ep), Margaret Chernin (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Set in a future where companies have unlimited power, it tells the story of executive Ben Larson, forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cutthroat corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system — with deadly consequences.
CAST: Sean Teale, Dennis Haysbert, David Hewlett, Ian Tracey, Allison Miller

KRYPTON
STUDIO: Warner Horizon TV/Phantom Four
TEAM:  Damian Kindler (ep, sr), Colm McCarthy (w, d, co-ep), David S. Goyer (w, ep), Ian Goldberg (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Based on DC Comics characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. It follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
CAST: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre

THE MACHINE
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Caradog James (ep), John Giwa-Amu (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in a world that is being transformed by the emergence of artificial intelligence, it explores the epic conflict between man and technology through the lives and motivations of six interwoven characters – each of whom holds the key to humanity’s victory or its destruction. Based on the 2013 feature.

PROTOTYPE
Not going forward; being shopped
STUDIO: Escape Artists Productions
TEAM: Tony Basgallop (w, ep), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (d, ep), Taylor Latham (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Three unlikely cohorts inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery that puts their lives in grave danger.
CAST: Jack Davenport, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, JR Bourne, Toby Heming