Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2016 Freeform Pilots
ALONE TOGETHER (single camera) Picked up to series STUDIO: TEAM: Esther Povitsky (w, ep), Benji Aflalo (w, ep), Eben Russell (w, ep), Andy Samberg (ep), Jorma Taccone (ep), Akiva Schaffer (ep), Billy Rosenberg (ep), Hunter Covington (ep), Daniel Gray (d) LOGLINE: Two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds try to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles, only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. CAST: Esther Povitsky, Benji Afalo (regulars); Chris D’Elia, Ginger Gonzaga, Edgar Blackmon, Hayley Marie Norman, Kamilla Alnes, Jim O’Heir, Justine Lupe (guest stars)
BROWN GIRLS (multi-camera) STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment TEAM: Nastaran Dibai (w, ep), Shilpi Roy (w, co-ep) Aaron Kaplan (ep), Tracy Katsky (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Mark Cendrowski (d) LOGLINE: Centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who recently has emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and love while slowly realizing they have something to learn from each other. CAST: Punam Patel, Hina Abdullah
NICKI (single camera) Series commitment STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment TEAM: Kate Angelo (w. ep), Nicki Minaj (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Stella Bulochnikov (ep), Brian Sher (ep), Gee Roberson (ep), Tim Story (d) LOGLINE: Based on rap star Nicki Minaj’s life growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom. CAST: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Neal, Selita Ebanks, Wesley Jonathan, McCarrie McCausland, Whoopi Goldberg (guest), JB Smoove (guest)
THE DEEP STUDIO: TEAM: Eric Wald (w, ep), Dean White (w, ep), Scott Stewart (d), Brad Luff (ep), Nate Hopper (ep), RD Robb (ep), Emily Whitesell (sr) LOGLINE: Bristol Cove is a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
CAST: Eline Powell, Rena Owen
FAMOUS IN LOVE Picked up to series STUDIO: Warner Horizon TV TEAM: I. Marlene King (w,ep), Rebecca Serle (w, c0-ep), Dan Farah (ep) , Miguel Arteta (d, ep) LOGLINE: An ordinary college student gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads while uncovering the truth about what happened to a famous missing pop star. CAST: Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Jesse Henderson, Keith Powers, Niki Koss, Georgie Flores, Perrey Reeves, Pepi Sonuga, Mark Valley, Ana Mulvoy-Ten
ISSUES STUDIO: Universal Television/The District TEAM: Sarah Watson (ep), David Bernad (ep), Joanna Coles (ep) Ruben Fleischer (ep), Holly Whidden (co-ep) LOGLINE: Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, it’s a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart broken, all while wearing the perfect jeans to flatter any body type. CAST: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Melora Hardon, Matt Ward,
MARVEL’S CLOAK AND DAGGER Ordered straight to series STUDIO: Marvel Studios/ABC Signature Studios TEAM: TBA LOGLINE: Follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, teenagers from very different backgrounds who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.