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

2017 Freeform Pilots

2017 Freeform Pilots


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

GROWN-ISH (single camera; fka College-ish)
Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
TEAM: Kenya Barris (w, ep), Anthony Anderson (ep), Laurence Fishburne (ep), Helen Sugland (ep), Brian Dobbins (ep)
LOGLINE: Spinoff from Black-ish follows the Johnsons’ eldest daughter Zoey as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. It’s a contemporary take on the issues facing students and administrators in the world of higher education.
CAST: Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey (recurring), Halle Bailey (recurring), Luka Sabbat (recurring), Abraham D. Juste (recurring)

Not going forward; originally ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Marvel Studios/ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Jeph Loeb (ep), Jim Chory (ep)
LOGLINE: Six young people with powers are living and working together. Not quite super, not yet heroes and with powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world — even if the world isn’t ready.
CAST: Milana Vayntrub, Derek Theler, Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy, Kate Comer

NOW & THEN (single camera)
STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Shawn Wines (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep)
LOGLINE: A group of old college friends who’ve lost touch over the years is brought back together unexpectedly for one wild night, only to be given a new lease on life and friendship. Reuniting as friends gives them the opportunity to discover who they always promised one another they would be.
Myko Olivier, Mia Serafino, Punam Patel, Brandon Mychal Smith, James Earl, Ana Cruz Kayne


THE BOLD TYPE (fka Issues; originally developed at NBC)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: Universal TV/The District
TEAM: Sarah Watson (ep), Joanna Coles (ep), David Bernad (ep), Ruben Fleischer (ep), Holly Whidden (co-ep), Gary Fleder (ep)
LOGLINE: A glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women lean on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.
CAST: Melora Hardin, Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward, Emily C. Chang

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Marvel Studios/ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Joe Pokaski (ep, sr), Jeph Loeb (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two 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.
CAST:  Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, J.D. Evermore, Carl Lundstedt, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, James Saito

MISFITS (originally developed last year)
STUDIO: ABC Signature/Fake Empire
TEAM: Diane Ruggiero-Wright (w, ep, sr), Josh Schwartz (ep), Stephanie Savage (ep), Howard Overman (ep), Murray Ferguson (ep), Victoria “Vic” Mahoney (d), Lis Rowinski (co-p)
LOGLINE: Young offenders in a community service program develop supernatural powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. Based on the UK series.
CAST: Ashleigh Lathrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald, Jake Cannavale

STUDIO: Alloy Entertainment/ Long Lake Media/Warner Horizon Scripted Television
TEAM: I. Marlene King (w, ep, co-sr), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep), Charlie Craig (ep, co-sr)
LOGLINE: Set in the town of Beacon Heights, where everything seems perfect, from its top-tier college to its overachieving residents. But nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. The stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi.
CAST: Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish

SIREN (fka The Deep)
Picked up to series
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, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola



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