Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Chris Brancato (w, ep, sr), Paul Eckstein (w, ep), Forest Whitaker (ep), Nina Yang Bongiovi (ep), James Acheson (ep), Markuann Smith (ep), John Ridley (d)
LOGLINE: True story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
CAST: Forest Whitaker
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes for 2019
STUDIO: Warner Horizon Scripted TV
TEAM: Bruno Heller (w, ep), Danny Cannon (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London.