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

2018 CBS All Access Pilots &

2018 CBS All Access Pilots & Series Orders


Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Imagine Television/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Marc Cherry (w, ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep), Michael Hanel (ep), Mindy Schultheis (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the lives of three women living in three different decades — a housewife in the 1960s, a socialite in the ‘80s and a lawyer in 2018 — each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed but how their reaction to betrayal has not.
CAST: Lucy Liu


Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Fabrik Entertainment
TEAM: Anders Weidemann (w, ep), John Mankiewicz (w, ep), Henrik Bastin (ep), Melissa Aouate (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective.
CAST: Peter Sarsgaard

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Jason Mosberg (w), Matt DeRoss (ep), Alexandre Dauman (ep), Craig Zobel (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Mystery/thriller set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill, and point of view in each episode, paints a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as the town’s secrets get revealed.
CAST: John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger, Gracie Lawrence, Nike Kadri, Joshua Bitton, Hamilton Clancy, Ashlie Atkinson (recurring), Leslie Odom Jr. (recurring), Jeff Perry (recurring), Sturgill Simpson (recurring), Aleksa Palladino (recurring)

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Scott Free Productions
TEAM: Mark Heyman (ep), David DiGilio (ep,) Ridley Scott (ep,) David W. Zucker (ep) Clayton Krueger (co-ep), David Lowery (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the true story of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry and by night is a performer of sex magic rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.
CAST: Jack Reynor, Rupert Friend, Bella Heathcote, Laine Neil, Elena Satine (recurring), Karl Makinen (recurring)

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Kevin Williamson (w, ep,) Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Liz Friedlander (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Reimagines the world’s most beloved fairy tales and as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern day New York City, the first season interweaves The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.
CAST: James Wolk, Danielle Campbell, Sam Jaeger, Paul Wesley, Billy Magnussen, Kim Catrall, Dania Ramirez, Davi Santos, Zabryna Guevara, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James (recurring), Kurt Yaeger (recurring), Rarmian Newton (recurring)

Ordered straight to series
TEAM: Alex Kurtzman (ep, sr), James Duff (ep), Patrick Stewart (ep), Akiva Goldsman (ep), Michael Chabon (ep), Heather Kadin (ep),  Eugene Roddenberry (ep), Trevor Roth (ep), Kirsten Beyer (ep), Hanelle Culpepper (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the iconic Capt. Jean-Luc Picard character from Star Trek: The Next Generation into the next chapter of his life.
CAST: Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd


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