Drama

BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL
Not going forward; will be redeveloped
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/IDW Entertainment
TEAM: JT Petty (w, ep), David S. Goyer (ep), Rick Jacobs (ep), David Alpert (ep), David Ozer (ep), Ted Adams (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens: werewolves. Delving into the lives of both the case officers and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, the show based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty examines city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.
CAST: Stephen Graham, Clea DuVall, Daniel Zovatto

DAMNATION
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Tony Tost (w, ep), James Mangold (ep), Guymon Casady (ep) Daniel Rappaport (ep), Gillian Berrie (ep), David Mackenzie (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot centers on Seth Davenport, a man masquerading as a small-town Iowa preacher in the hope of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.
CAST: Killian Scott, Logan Marshall-Green, Sarah Jones, Chasten Harmon, Christopher Heyerdahl, Melinda Page Hamilton

EYEWITNESS
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Adi Hasak (d, ep, sr), Scott Peters (d, ep), Catherine Hardwicke (d, ep), Jarl Emsell Larsen (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses. In it, two innocent teenage boys secretly meet up in the forest where they bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever. An adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne.
CAST: James Paxton, Gil Bellows, Julianne Nicholson, Tyler Young, Matt Murray, Amanda Brugel

FALLING WATER
Picked up to series

STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Valhalla Entertainment
TEAM: Henry Bromell (w), Blake Masters (w, ep), Gale Anne Hurd (ep), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Three unrelated people slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each is on a quest for something that can only be found in their subconscious: a missing girlfriend, a son, a way to communicate with a catatonic mother. However, the more they begin to use the dream world as a tool to advance their hidden agendas, they realize that their visions are trying to tell them something and that their very real lives are at stake.
CAST: David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré

POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACK
Not going forward
STUDIO: Legendary Television/Universal Cable Productions/Applebox Entertainment
TEAM: Jim Danger Gray (w, ep), Miguel Sapochnik (w), Neil Marshall (d, ep), Marc Helwig (ep)
LOGLINE: High-concept thriller weaves between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically and revolves around a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers,” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse.
CAST: Jordan Hayes

SHOOTER (originally set up at TNT in 2014)
Picked up to series; 10-episode order
STUDIO: Paramount TV/Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: John Hlavin (w, ep), Mark Wahlberg (ep), Stephen Levinson (ep), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (ep), Ryan Phillippe (p), Simon Cellan Jones (d)
LOGLINE: Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper, is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the U.S. president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated Marine sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up. Based on the 2007 movie.
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Omar Epps, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Shantel VanSanten

THE SINNER
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Derek Simonds (w, ep), Jessica Biel (ep), Michelle Purple (ep), Antonio  Campos (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, a young mother commits a startling and very public act of violence – and to her horror has no idea why. A rogue investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive, and together they travel into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.
CAST: Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

THE TAP (originally set up at USA in 2014)
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Andrew Lenchewski (w, ep), Aaron Tracy (w, co-ep), Rob Reiner (ep), Alan Greisman (ep), Charlie Ebersol (ep)
LOGLINE: Set at Yale University circa 1969, during the height of America’s cultural and political revolution — a time when the campus is being upended by antiwar protests, race riots and the arrival of its first female students. There, three students struggle to find their true identities, including the ambitious and self-consciously conservative Jay, who desperately aspires to join the powerful secret society of Skull and Bones; Michelle, a strong minded feminist who has difficulty finding her community at the predominantly male institution; and Gloria, a student who’d prefer to focus on her education rather than involve herself in racial politics.

UNSOLVED
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Kyle Long (w, ep), Anthony Hemingway (d, ep), Mark Taylor (ep). Greg Kadin (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who wrote the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.

THE WILDING (two-hour backdoor pilot)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Imperative Entertainment
TEAM: Tim Kring (ep), Silka Luisa (w, ep), Ciarán Foy (d), Justin Levy (ep), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (ep), Bailey Conway (ep)
LOGLINE: The Hayes family of suburban North Carolina is a typical, loving blended family seeking a fresh start after their 17-year-old daughter, Kayla, who is released from a mental health institution following 10 years of treatment. Their ideals are quickly threatened, however, when Kayla’s apparitions of the dead begin to haunt them once again.
CAST: Jordana Spiro, Dominic Fumusa, Antonio Jaramillo, Nadia Alexander