Comedy

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
Ordered straight to limited series
STUDIO: MGM Television/Universal Television
TEAM: Mindy Kaling (w, ep), Matt Warburton (w, ep), Jonathan Prince (ep), Howard Klein (ep), Tim Bevan (ep), Eric Fellner (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of friends as their lives intersect through five events. Based on the 1994 movie.
CAST: TBA

RAMY
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: A24
TEAM: Ramy Youssef (w, ep), Jerrod Carmichael (ep), Ari Katcher (ep), Ryan Welch (ep), Ravi Nandan (ep)
LOGLINE: Ramy is a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. The series explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught in between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Based on the real-life experiences and comedy of Ramy Youssef.
CAST: Ramy Youssef

SEARCH AND DESTROY
STUDIO: Annapurna Television
TEAM: Carrie Brownstein (w, d, ep), Megan Ellison (ep), Sue Naegle (ep),  Ali Krug (ep)
LOGLINE: Karen Wolff is a 22-year-old from the suburbs of the Pacific Northwest. An unstable childhood has left her feeling disconnected and like a perpetual outsider, so she attempts to find a sense of belonging through creativity and community. Set in the feminist and fiercely independent punk scene of the 1990s, it explores notions of identity, artistic and sexual awakenings, friendship and family. But it’s music and its transformative powers that permeates and propels the story. Loosely based on Carrie Brownstein’s best-memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.
CAST: Taylor Dearden, Aubrey Peoples, Brad Morris, Leah Harvey, Jessica Hecht, Imogen Tear

Drama

THE ACT
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Nick Antosca (w, ep, co-sr), Michelle Dean (w, co-sr), Greg Shephard (ep), Britton Rizzio (ep)
LOGLINE: A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true-crime stories. The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.
CAST: TBA

CASTLE ROCK
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)

CATCH-22
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: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, George Clooney, Giancarlo Giannini, Tessa Ferrer, Jay Paulson

CRASH AND BURN
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

LIGHT AS A FEATHER
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: AwesomenessTV/Wattpad/Grammnet
TEAM: Lee Fleming (w, ep), Jordan Levin (ep), Shelley Zimmerman (ep), Joe Davola (ep), Brett Bouttier (ep), Aron Levitz (ep), Eric Lehrman (ep), Kelsey Grammer (ep), Tom Russo (ep), Brian Sher (ep), Stella Bulochnikov (ep), Kailey Marsh (co-ep)
LOGLINE: An innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” goes wrong when the five teenage girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own. Based on Zoe Aarsen’s Wattpad story.
CAST: TBA

LOCKE & KEY
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