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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders


2016 AMC Pilots


Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
TEAM: Jim Gavin (w, ep), showrunner Peter Ocko (ep, sr), Paul Giamatti (ep), Dan Carey (ep)
LOGLINE: Dud is a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the Lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud will come to find the missing sense of purpose in his life and confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes.
CAST: Wyatt Russell

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Paramount TV/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Philipp Meyer (w, ep), Lee Shipman (w, ep), Brian McGreevy (w, ep), Kevin Murphy (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: A multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.
CAST: Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett,  Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez, Sydney Lucas, Jess Weixler, Carlos Bardem

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Scott Free/Emjag Productions/Entertainment 360/AMC Studios
TEAM: David Kajganich (w, co-sr), Ridley Scott (ep), David W. Zucker (ep), Alexandra Milchan (ep), Scott Lambert (ep), Guymon Casady (ep), Soo Hugh (co-sr)
LOGLINE: A Royal Navy expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage in 1847 is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crews in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival. Based on Dan Simmoms’ 2007 book, it’s a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.
CAST: Tobias Menzies


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