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

2017 Spike Pilots

2017 Spike Pilots


Picked up to straight-to-series
STUDIO: TWC/Dimension Television
TEAM: Christian Torpe (w, ep), Amanda Segel (ep), Bob Weinstein (ep), Harvey Weinstein (ep), David Glasser (ep), Adam Bernstein (d), David Boyd (d, p), Megan Spanjian (p), Matthew Signer (p), Keith Levine (p)
LOGLINE: The harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Based on the Stephen King novel.
CAST: Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Paused after showrunner exit (previously ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)
STUDIO: Skydance Television
TEAM: Michael Straczynski (w, ep), David Ellison (ep), Dana Goldberg (ep), Marcy Ross (ep), Greg Yaitanes (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy books Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars, it chronicles mankind’s colonization and transformation of the Red Planet.

Straight-to-series pickup; six episodes
STUDIO: The Weinstein Company
TEAM: John Erick Dowdle (w, d, ep), Drew Dowdle (w, ep), Michael Shannon (ep), Taylor Kitsch (ep), Harvey Weinstein (ep), Bob Weinstein (ep), David Glasser (ep), Jennifer Malloy (ep), Megan Spanjian (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores the true-life details leading up to and chronicling the 1993 FBI and ATF seige at the Branch Davidians compound in Waco, Texas, told from several perspectives of those involved.
CAST: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch


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