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

2017 Hulu Pilots

2017 Hulu Pilots


Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: AwesomenessTV
TEAM: Jason Ubaldi (w, ep), Brian Dannelly (d, ep), Shelley Zimmerman (ep), Jordan Levin (ep), Brett Bouttier (ep), Joe Davola (ep)
LOGLINE: At an overnight, lock-in graduation party, a group of new grads will do whatever it takes to make their remaining high school dreams come true.
CAST: Chris Avila, Brec Bassinger, Chanel Celaya, Ty Doran, Teala Dunn, Allie Grant, Caleb Ray, Eva Gutowski, Tetona Jackson, Gus Kamp, Tom Maden, Jenn McAllister, Austin North, Tequan Richmond, Chester Rushing, Jake Short, Chance Sutton, Noureen DeWulf, Kate Flannery, Dawan Owens

CRUSHED (single camera)
STUDIO: Lionsgate TV
TEAM: Tina Gordon Chism (w, ep), Stephanie Allain Bray (ep), C. Deneen Brown (co-p)
LOGLINE: Centers on an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa.
CAST: Regina Hall, Colm Feore, Alex Kingston, Jacob Vargas

STUDIO: LuckyChap Entertainment/Clubhouse Pictures
TEAM: Margot Robbie (ep), Brett Hedblom (ep), Nicole King (ep), Kat Dennings (ep)
LOGLINE:  After being dumped by her long-time boyfriend, a young woman must metaphorically re-enter the world of women and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
CAST: Kat Dennings

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Funny or Die
TEAM: Sarah Silverman (ep), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Amy Zvi (ep), Gavin Purcell (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Weekly half-hour topical show will discuss the current political/emotional landscape of the country.
CAST: Sarah Silverman


Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Bad Robot
TEAM: Sam Shaw (w, ep), Dustin Thomason (w, ep), J.J. Abrams (ep), Ben Stephenson (ep), Liz Glotzer (ep), Michael Uppendahl (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Psychological-horror series explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire Stephen King canon. It combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
CAST: André Holland, Jany Levy, Sissy Spacek, Chosen Jacobs

STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV
TEAM: : Aaron Zelman (w, ep), Michael Dinner (ep), Alan Gasmer (ep), Peter Jaysen (ep), Katie Dimento (ep)
LOGLINE: Coming-of-age thriller set in the mid-1990s follows three troubled suburban boys through an averted school shooting and explores the complex world of teen boys and the men they’ll ultimately become.
CAST: Alex Fitzalan, Sebastian Chacon, Alex Wolff, Camila Perez

TEAM: Hank Steinberg (ep), Ken Nolan (ep), (Robert Stromberg (d)
LOGLINE: Follows a tribe of Neanderthals as they struggle to survive and hold on to their way of life after coming into contact with a family of Homo sapiens. At the intersection of evolution and genocide, it asks the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?
CAST: Fola Evans-Akingbola), Temuera Morrison, Carl Shaaban, Matthew Hopkinson

Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Hulu/Channel 4/IMG
TEAM: Beau Willimon (w, ep), Jordan Tappis (ep)
LOGLINE: Story about the first human mission to Mars explores the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization in the near future. It focuses not only on the astronauts but also their families and loved ones and the ground team on Earth.
CAST: Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, Oded Fehr, James Ransone

Passed on; ordered to series by Netflix
STUDIO: IDW Entertainment
TEAM: Joe Hill (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep, sr), Andy Muschietti (d, ep), Lindsey Springer (ep), Ted Adams (ep), David Ozer (ep)
LOGLINE: After the gruesome murder of their father, three siblings move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.
CAST: Francis O’Connor, Nate Corddry, Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier, Owen Teague, Jack Mulhern, Danny Glover

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Legendary Television
TEAM: Dan Futterman (ep), Alex Gibney (ep), Lawrence Wright (ep)
LOGLINE: Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book.
CAST: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, Wrenn Schmidt

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Marvel Television/ABC Signature
TEAM: Josh Schwartz (w, ep, sr), Stephanie Savage (w, ep, sr), Jeph Loeb (ep), Jim Chory (ep), Lis Rowinski (p)
LOGLINE: Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.
CAST: Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Kip Pardue, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, Annie Wersching, James Marsters, Ever Carradine, Julian McMahon, Alec Baldwin (guest)



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