Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Bad Robot
TEAM: Sam Shaw (w, ep), Dustin Thomason (w, ep), J.J. Abrams (ep), Ben Stephenson (ep), Liz Glotzer (ep), Michael Uppendahl (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Psychological-horror series explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire Stephen King canon. It combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
CAST: André Holland, Jany Levy, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Scott Glenn, Chosen Jacobs (recurring)

Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes
STUDIO: Paramount Television/Anonymous Content/Smokehouse Pictures
TEAM: Luke Davies (w, ep), David Michôd (w, ep), George Clooney (d, ep), Grant Heslov (d, ep), Richard Brown (ep), Steve Golin (ep)
LOGLINE: In World War II Italy, Yossarian is a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If he makes any attempt to avoid the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22 — a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule that specified that people who were crazy were not obliged to fly missions, but anyone who applied to stop flying was showing a rational concern for his safety and was, therefore, sane and had to fly. Based on Joseph Heller’s novel.
CAST: Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, George Clooney

STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV
TEAM: : Aaron Zelman (w, ep), Michael Dinner (ep), Alan Gasmer (ep), Peter Jaysen (ep), Katie Dimento (ep)
LOGLINE: Coming-of-age thriller set in the mid-1990s follows three troubled suburban boys through an averted school shooting and explores the complex world of teen boys and the men they’ll ultimately become.
CAST: Alex Fitzalan, Sebastian Chacon, Alex Wolff, Camila Perez

Passed on

STUDIO: IDW Entertainment
TEAM: Joe Hill (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep, sr), Andy Muschietti (d, ep), Lindsey Springer (ep), Ted Adams (ep), David Ozer (ep)
LOGLINE: After the gruesome murder of their father, three siblings move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.
CAST: Francis O’Connor, Nate Corddry, Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier, Owen Teague, Jack Mulhern, Danny Glover