Comedy

NOW APOCALYPSE
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO:
TEAM: Gregg Araki (w, d, ep), Karley Sciortino (w, p), Steven Soderbergh (ep), Gregory Jacobs (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores identity, sexuality and artistry while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles as Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame. Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder – is some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?

Drama

THE SPANISH PRINCESS
Ordered straight to limited series
STUDIO: New Pictures/Playground
TEAM: Emma Frost (w, ep), Matthew Graham (w, ep), Colin Callender (ep), Scott Guff (ep), Charlie Pattinson (ep), Charlie Hampton (ep)
LOGLINE: The latest chapter in the dynastic saga of Tudor England is described as a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London. Based on the Philippa Gregory books The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.

SWEETBITTER (half-hour)
Ordered straight to series; six episodes
STUDIO: Plan B Entertainment
TEAM: Stephanie Danler (w, ep), Stu Zicherman (ep), Richard Shepard (d, ep), Donna Bloom (p)
LOGLINE: Shortly after arriving in New York City, Tess lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. It is a story of a young woman’s coming of age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, evoking the possibility, beauty and fragility of being young and adrift.
CAST: Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews

VIDA (half-hour)
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Big Beach TV
TEAM: Tanya Saracho (w, ep, sr), Alonso Ruizpalacios (d), Marc Turtletaub (ep), Peter Saraf (ep), Robin Schwartz (ep)
LOGLINE: Focuses on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity.
CAST: Veronica Osorio, Melissa Barerra, Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria Elena Laas