Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2015 USA Network Pilots
COLONY Picked up to series; 10-episode order STUDIO: Legendary Television TEAM: Ryan Condal (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep), Juan Jose Campanella (d) LOGLINE: Set in the near future in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of alien intruders. Some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. The project revolves around a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. CAST: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amanda Righetti
Pushed STUDIO: CBS TV Studios TEAM: Gary Fleder (d, ep), Daniel Taplitz (w, ep), Eric Tannanbaum (ep), Mary Beth Basile (ep) LOGLINE: Harry is a sympathetic everyman with an underlying sense of decency. When he starts receiving frightening visions, the stable and satisfying life he knows is about to change. CAST: Dallas Roberts, Clifton Collins Jr., Parminder Nagra, Jessalyn Gilsig, Daniel Zolghadri
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions TEAM: Adi Hasak (w, ep, sr), Jarl Emsell Larsen (ep) LOGLINE: Two innocent teenage boys secretly meet up in the forest where they witness a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever. Adapted from the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne.
PARADISE PICTURES Not going forward STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions TEAM: Rick Muirragui (w, ep), Aaron Korsh (ep), John Dahl (d) LOGLINE: Revolves around ambitious people striving to get to the top in 1940s Hollywood, when the dream factory was at its peak. Little do they know the challenges they’re about to face: the end of the studio monopolies, the blacklist and the new disruptive technology of television. CAST: Morgan Spector, Denyse Tontz, Duane Henry
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Picked up to series; 13-episode order STUDIO: Fox Television Studios TEAM: David T. Friendly (ep), M.A. Fortin (ep), Joshua John Miller (ep) LOGLINE: Based on the book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, it centers on Teresa Mendoza, an innocent young girl from a small Mexican village whose desire to avenge a personal tragedy leads her down a path to become the most powerful woman in the dangerous world of narcotics trafficking in Europe. CAST: Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera, Adriana Barraza, James Martinez, Joaquim de Almeida, Peter Gadiot
Pushed STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions TEAM: Andy Parker (w, sp), Steve Scheffer (ep) LOGLINE: Follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, zwhere State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and levity. CAST: Jennifer Carpenter, Zach Gilford, Jonathan Cake