Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2013 FX Pilots
BIGFOOT (animated) STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Matt McKenna (w, ep), Seth Rogen (ep), Evan Goldberg (ep), Graham Roumieu (ep), Jimmy Miller (ep), Sam Hansen (ep), Adam Reed (ep), Matt Thompson (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on Bigfoot, everyone’s favorite crypto-zoological hominid, as a modern-day everyman who struggles with life’s philosophical quandaries as well as his own animalistic tendencies. Based on Graham Roumieu’s faux Bigfoot autobiography graphic novels.
CHOZEN (animated) PICKED UP TO SERIES (FXX)
STUDIO: FX Productions/Rough House Pictures/Floyd County Productions
TEAM: Grant Dekernion (w, ep), Danny McBride (ep), Jody Hill (ep), David Gordon Green (ep)
LOGLINE: A rapper comes out of the joint with a new message and new skills — which he will use in his quest for redemption and domination.
CAST: Grant Dekernion
THE COMEDIANS (single-camera)
STUDIO: Fox TV Studios
TEAM: Matt Nix (w, ep), Billy Crystal (w, ep), Larry Charles (w, d, ep), Ben Wexler (w, ep), Mikkel Bondesen (ep), Henrik Bastin (ep), Carl Molinder (ep), John Nordling (ep)
LOGLINE: A superstar veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show. Based on the 2004 Swedish series Ulveson And Herngren.
CAST: Billy Crystal, Josh Gad
DEATH PACT (single-camera) STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Rob Long (ep), Ted Safran (ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Randall Einhorn (d)
LOGLINE: A formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure.
CAST: Tracy Morgan, Steve Talley
HOW AND WHY STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Charlie Kaufman (w, d, ep)
LOGLINE: The story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life.
THE LAST GIRLFRIEND ON EARTH (aka MAN SEEKING WOMAN)
STUDIO: Broadway Video/FX Productions
TEAM: Simon Rich (w, ep), Jonathan Krisel (d, ep),
LOGLINE: Based on Simon Rich’s book The Last Girlfriend On Earth, it’s described as a sweet, surreal look at the life-and-death stakes of dating in New York City.
UNTITLED ANDREW GURLAND
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Andrew Gurland (w, d, ep), Paul Young (ep), Peter Principato (ep), Salamo Levin (p)
LOGLINE: A married man is given permission by his wife to get a mistress in order to save their marriage.
YOU’RE THE WORST STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Stephen Falk (w), Jordan Vogt-Roberts (d),
LOGLINE: Two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship.
CAST: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Kether Donohue, Desmin Borges
THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER STUDIO: FX Productions and Fox 21
TEAM: Kurt Sutter (w, ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep)
LOGLINE: A warrior knight in King Edward III’s charge is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.
HOKE STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Scott Frank (w, d, ep), Paul Giamatti (ep), Curtis Hanson (ep), Carol Fenelon (ep), Dan Carey (ep)
LOGLINE: The story of midlife crisis and murder that features the hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective Hoke Moseley in pre-chic Miami circa 1985.
CAST: Paul Giamatti, Robert Wisdom, Tammy Blanchard, Oona Chaplin, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà
THE STRAIN PICKED UP TO SERIES
TEAM: Guillermo del Toro (w, d, ep), Chuck Hogan (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep, showrunner), Gary Unger (ep)
LOGLINE: Eph Goodweather, who investigates biological threats for the CDC, teams with ex-professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and they assemble a ragtag group that represents mankind’s only hope when a swarm of vampires quickly turn civilization into a buffet spread. Based on the novel trilogy.
CAST: Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, John Hurt, Robert Maillet, Lauren Lee Smith, Sean Astin, Jack Kesy, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown
TYRANT PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Fox 21/FX Prods/Teakwood Lane/Keshet Broadcasting
TEAM: Gideon Raff (w, ep), Howard Gordon (ep), Craig Wright (ep, showrunner), David Yates (d)
LOGLINE: An unassuming American family is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.
CAST: Adam Rayner, Justin Kirk, Jennifer Finnigan, Salim Daw, Ashraf Barhom, Mehdi Dehbi, Moran Atias