Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2016 FX & FXX Pilots
SINGULARITY STUDIO: FX Productions TEAM: Sonny Lee (w, ep), Seth Rogen (ep), Evan Goldberg (ep) LOGLINE: Set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to our society.
UNTITLED GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE/ELISABETH HOLM STUDIO: FX Productions/A24 Films TEAM: Gillian Robespierre (w, d, ep), Elisabeth Holm (w, ep), Ravi Nandan (ep), John Hodges (ep) LOGLINE: An honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Gutsy born-and-raised New Yorkers, Lou and Viv discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together and jump into the great unknown of their next project. They find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car. It’s like Thelma and Louise — but nobody dies. CAST: Jenny Slate, Ari Graynor
UNTITLED JORDAN PEELE/TRACY MORGAN STUDIO: FX Productions TEAM: Jordan Peele (w, ep), John Carcieri (w, ep), Tracy Morgan(ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Joel Zadak (ep) LOGLINE: Centers on a career criminal who is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, the Internet, and self-driving cars. CAST: Tracy Morgan
UNTITLED LOUIS C.K./ALBERT BROOKS (animated) STUDIO: FX Productions/Pig Newton TEAM: Louis C.K. (w, ep), Albert Brooks (w, ep) LOGLINE: About cops CAST: Louis C.K., Albert Brooks
FEUD Ordered straight to series; eight episodes STUDIO: Fox 21 TV Studios and Plan B TEAM: Ryan Murphy (w, d, ep), Brad Pitt (ep), Dede Gardner (ep), Tim Minear (ep, co-sr) LOGLINE: Anthology series about famous feuds, with first installment focusing on Joan Crawford vs. Bette Davis and howthey came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The critically acclaimed box office smash What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? became a cult classic, but for its leads, the real horror was working together. CAST: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Alison Wright, Judy Davis, Dominic Burgess, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Paulson, Jackie Hoffman
LEGION Picked up to series; eight episodes STUDIO: Marvel TV/FX Productions TEAM: Noah Hawley (w, ep), Lauren Shuler Donner (ep), Bryan Singer (ep), Simon Kinberg (ep), Jeph Loeb (ep), Jim Chory (ep), John Cameron (ep) LOGLINE: Introduces the story of David Haller, based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. A haunted man, he is getting tired of finding his way back to sanity and is about to give up when he meets the girl of his dreams, a fellow patient. After the strange encounter, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. CAST: Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Katie Aselton, Rachel Keller, Amber Midthunder
MAYANS MC STUDIO: FX Productions/Fox 21 Television Studios TEAM: Kurt Sutter (d, ep), Elgin James (ep) LOGLINE:Sons of Anarchy spinoff focuses on the struggles of EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border.
SNOWFALL(originally set up at Showtime) Picked up to series; 10 episodes STUDIO: FX Productions/Groundswell Productions TEAM: John Singleton (w, d, ep), Dave Andron (w, ep), Thomas Schlamme (ep), Eric Amadio (w, ep), Michael London (ep), Trevor Engelson (ep), Adil El Arbi (d), Bilall Fallah (d) LOGLINE: Set in 1983 at the beginning of a crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, it focuses onnumerous characters on a violent collision course, including a young street entrepreneur on a quest for betterment, a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family, a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord. CAST: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Sergio Peris-Menchet, Michael Hyatt, Amin Joseph, Angela Lewis, Isaiah John, Juan Javier Cardenas, Alon Aboutboul, Emily Rios, Filipe Valle Costa, Malcolm May, Justine Lupe (recurring)
TRUST Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes STUDIO: FX Productions/Cloud Eight Films/Decibel Films/Snicket Films TEAM: Simon Beaufoy (w, ep), Danny Boyle (d, ep), Christian Colson (ep) LOGLINE: Tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. The first installment takes place in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped by the mafia in Rome. It follows the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
CASSIUS & CLAY (animated) Not going forward (originally picked up to series with 10-episode order) STUDIO: FX Productions/Floyd County Productions TEAM: Megan Ganz (w, ep), Adam Reed (w, ep), Matt Thompson (ep) LOGLINE: An action/buddy comedy in the vein of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid that revolves around two women living as bandits in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic American South. CAST: Kaitlin Olson, Lake Bell, Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Tambor, JB Smoove, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Kevin Michael Richardson, Katy Mixon