Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2013 Showtime Pilots
TEAM: Philip Seymour Hoffman (ep), Shalom Auslander (w, ep), Ken Kwapis (ep), Emily Ziff (ep), Alexandra Beattie (co-ep), John Cameron Mitchell (d)
LOGLINE: The blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture centers on Thom Payne, a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over.
CAST: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans
TEAM: Sarah Treem (w, ep), Hagai Levi (ep), Mark Mylod (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Dissects an affair and its effect on the two marriages it disrupts, with the story told separately from the male and female perspective. It begins when Noah, a married father of four, becomes involved with Allison, a married woman mourning the loss of her child, after a chance meeting at the beach.
CAST: Joshua Jackson, Dominic West
PENNY DREADFUL STRAIGHT TO SERIES
STUDIO: Neal Street Productions
TEAM: John Logan (w, ep), Sam Mendes (d, ep), Pippa Harris (ep)
LOGLINE: Some of horror literature’s most famous characters — including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and Dracula — become embroiled in Victorian London.
CAST: Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton.
THE VATICAN PASSED ON
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Scott Free/Showtime
TEAM: Paul Attanasio (w, ep), Ridley Scott (d, ep), David Zucker (ep)
LOGLINE: A provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church. The series will explore the relationships and rivalries as well as the mysteries and miracles behind one of the world’s most hidden institutions.
CAST: Kyle Chandler, Anna Friel, Matthew Goode, Sebastian Koch, Bruno Ganz