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


2017 AMC Pilots


Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Skydance TV/AMC Studios
TEAM: Marti Noxon (w, d, ep, sr), David Ellison (ep), Dana Goldberg (ep), Marcy Ross (ep), Maria Grasso (ep), Bonnie Curtis (ep), Julie Lynn (ep), Jackie Hoyt (ep)
LOGLINE: Plum Kettle has been obese all her life and is preparing for lap band surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions. Caught between old ideas and radical new extremes, Plum must decide for herself what it means to be a revolutionary as the “war of the sexes” becomes literal. Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, it explores society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty.
CAST: Joy Nash, Julianna Margulies, Adam Rothenberg, Ricardo Davila, Rowena King, Tramell Tillman, Robin Weigert, Will Seefried, Campbell Scott (recurring), Alanna Ubach, Kelly Hu (recurring), Marc Blucas (recurring), Ami Sheth (recurring), Jen Ponton (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: AMC Studios/Skydance TV
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; eight episodes
STUDIO: AMC Studios/Channel 4/Hillbilly Television/Keshet UK
TEAM: Kate Norrish (ep), Polly Leys (ep), Howard Burch (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Muli Segev (ep), Assaf Harel (ep), Ian Fitzgibbon (d), Charlie Leech (p)
LOGLINE: Revolves around the lives of four thirtysomething tech entrepreneurs and friends who have just sold their startup video game company for hundreds of millions of pounds. Overnight, they are transformed from “people who play games” to “serious players in the game.” Amid a raging hurricane of money, excess and “millionaire’s guilt,” the series is about friendship, ambition, gluttony, the peculiar distaste for other people’s success and how money can put even lifelong friendships to the test. Based on the Israeli series Mesudarim.
CAST: Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet, Nick Helm


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