DEADLIER THAN THE MALE
STUDIO: Made Up Stories/Studio T
TEAM: Harriet Warner (w, ep), Bruna Papandrea (ep), Casey Haver (ep), Houda Benyamina (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption and a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and their motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.
CAST: Amy Brenneman, Lily Rabe, Enrique Murciano, Bryant Tardy, Chiara Aurelia, Ashley Madekwe
THE DEEP MAD DARK
Not going forward
STUDIOS: John Wells Productions/Fabrik Entertainment/Warner Horizon Scripted Television/Studio T
TEAM: Megan Martin (w, ep), John Wells (ep), Henrik Bastin (ep), Kristen Campo (ep), Niels Arden Oplev (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Detroit neurosurgeon Polly Lewis embarks on an unorthodox study in the field of memory and trauma. Her once-closest friend – the irreverent, brilliant Tash Hollander – comes home after living many years in a strange, off-the-grid community in Belize. Upon her return, Tash insinuates herself into Polly’s life in audacious ways that threaten everything Polly has achieved. But why?
CAST: Jacki Weaver, Tom Wlaschiha
STUDIO: Tomorrow Studios/Studio T
TEAM: Liz Sarnoff (w, ep, sr), Margaret Cho (w, ep), Nisha Ganatra (d)
LOGLINE: Chronicles what happens when two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families who share the same patriarch must come together after tragedy strikes. As it turns out, the most reliable person in both families is the one who just got out of rehab. Inspired by MArgaret Cho’s personal history with substance abuse.
CAST: Margaret Cho, Laura San Giacomo
ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN
Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes
STUDIO: Studio T
TEAM: Patty Jenkins (d, ep), Sam Sheridan (w, ep), Chris Pine (ep), Michael Sugar (ep), Carl Franklin (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Fauna Hodel was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to Dr. George Hodel, an infamous Hollywood gynecologist who is involved in the town’s darkest debauchery and a suspect in the infamous “Black Dahlia” murder.
CAST: Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser, Yul Vazquez, Justin Cornwell, Dylan Smith, Jay Paulson, Golden Brooks, Connie Nielsen
SNOWPIERCER Picked up to series
STUDIO: Tomorrow Studios/Studio T/CJ Entertainment
TEAM: Josh Friedman (w, ep, sr), Marty Adelstein (ep), Becky Clements (ep), Bong Joon Ho (ep), Park Chan-wook (ep), Lee Tae-hun (ep) Dooho Choi (ep), , Scott Derrickson (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe, the program questions class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival. Based on Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 movie.
CAST: Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Mickey Sumner Alison Wright, Benjamin Haigh, Annalise Basso, Sasha Frolova, Roberto Urbina, Katie McGuinness