Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2015 FX & FXX Pilots
ATLANTA Picked up to series; 10-episode order STUDIO: FX Productions TEAM: Donald Glover (ep), Paul Simms (ep), Dianne McGunigle (ep) LOGLINE: Revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy. CAST: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Zazie Beetz
BETTER THINGS Picked up to series STUDIO: FX Productions TEAM: Louis C.K. (w, d, ep), Pamela Adlon (w, ep), Blair Breard (ep), Dave Becky (ep) LOGLINE: Sam, a working actor trying to earn a living, navigates her three daughters’ lives, having fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeezing in some sex once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn’t want to live it (except sometimes). CAST: Pamela Adlon
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.
DEATH PACT (single camera) On hold in wake of Tracy Morgan’s accident 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
PARIAH STUDIO: FX Productions/RCG Productions TEAM: Bill Burr (ep), Charlie Day (ep), Rob McElhenney (ep), Glenn Howerton (ep), John Chernin (ep), Dave Chernin (ep), Rob McElhenney (d, ep), Dave Becky (ep), Michael Rotenberg (ep), Nick Frenkel (ep) LOGLINE: Volatile TV personality Joe Abbott who is exiled from show business after an on-air meltdown and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills. CAST: Bill Burr, Regina King
THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER Picked up to series; 10-episode order STUDIO: Fox 21/Imagine TV/FX Productions TEAM: Kurt Sutter (w, ep), Paris Barclay (d, ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep) LOGLINE: A warrior knight in King Edward II’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. CAST: Katey Sagal, Kurt Sutter, Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Sam Spruell, Timothy V. Murphy, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Matthew Rhys