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

2018 FX/FXX Pilots & Series Orders

2018 FX/FXX Pilots & Series Orders

FX Comedy

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO:  FX Productions/Avalon Television/Sky Original Productions
TEAM: Martin Freeman (ep), Simon Blackwell (ep), Chris Addison (ep), Richard Allen-Turner (ep), Rob Aslett (ep), David Martin (ep), Jon Thoday (ep), Michael Wiggs (ep)
LOGLINE: Exposes the parental paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.
CAST: Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard

COMPLIANCE (single camera)
STUDIO: FX Productions/Scott Rudin Productions
TEAM: Sarah Burgess (w, ep), Scott Rudin (ep), Garrett Basch (ep), Eli Bush (ep), Sam Gold (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around a private-equity manager and his government-appointed compliance monitor
CAST: Mary-Louise Parker, Courtney B. Vance

Ordered straight to series
FX Productions
TEAM: Dave Burd (w, ep), Jeff Schaffer (w, ep), Kevin Hart (ep), Greg Mottola (d, ep), Saladin Patterson (ep), Marty Bowen (ep), Scooter Braun (ep), Mike Hertz (ep), James Shin (ep), Scott Manson (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on a suburban neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world. .
CAST: Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky)

Picked up to series; 10 episodes for 2019
STUDIO: FX Productions/Fox 21 Television Studios
TEAM: Jemaine Clement (w, ep), Taika Waititi (d, ep), Scott Rudin (ep), Paul Simms (ep), Garrett Basch (ep), Eli Bush (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the 2014 mouckumentary feature about vampires Viago, Deacon and Vladislav, who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane — like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
CAST: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen

FX Drama

Picked up to limited series; eight episodes
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Alex Garland (w, d, ep), Andrew Macdonald (ep), Allon Reich (ep), Eli Bush (ep), Scott Rudin (ep)
LOGLINE: Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco that she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
CAST: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stpehen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Alison Pill

Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: FX Productions/Fox 21 Television Studios
TEAM: Kurt Sutter (w, ep), Elgin James (co-ep), Norberto Barba (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Sons of Anarchy spinoff focuses on the struggles of EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border.
CAST: JD Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Michael Irby, Antonio Jaramillo, Jacqueline Obradors, Sarah Bolger, John Ortiz, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Andrea Londo, Raoul Trujillo, Gino Vento (recurring), Tony Plana (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; six episodes
STUDIO: Blue-Tongue Films/Jungle Entertainment/FX Productions/Screen Australia/Create NSW
TEAM: Scott Ryan (w, ep), Nash Edgerton (d, ep), Norberto Barba (d, ep)
LOGLINE:  Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire. Based on 2005 film The Magician.
CAST: Scott Ryan, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura, Matt Nable

Ordered to limited series; nine episodes
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Davhi Waller (w, ep, sr), Stacey Sher (ep), Cate Blanchett (ep), Coco Francini (ep)
LOGLINE: True story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Through the eyes of the women of that era – both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus – the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 1970s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the American political landscape.
CAST: Cate Blanchett

Ordered straight to limited series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Eugene Kelly (w), Ronan Bennett (w), Andrew Macdonald (ep), Allon Reich (ep), Michael De Luca (ep), Michaela Clavell (ep), Tim Van Patten (d, ep), Ronan Bennett (sp), Tom Winchester (p), Georgina Pope (co-p), Eriko Miyagawa (ap)
LOGLINE: Set in feudal Japan, it charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo who is at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance. Based on JAmes Clavell’s novel.

Ordered straight to limited series; eight episodes for 2019
STUDIO: Fox 21 Television Studios/FX Productions
TEAM: Steven Levenson (w, ep, sr), Thomas Kail (d, ep), Lin-Manuel Miranda (w, ep), Joel Fields (ep), Sam Rockwell (ep), Michelle Williams (ep), George Stelzner (ep), Nicole Fosse (co-ep), Andy Blankenbuehler (co-ep), Erica Kay (p)

LOGLINE: Follows the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors; she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.
CAST: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Margaret Qualley, Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Bianca Marroquin, Kelli Barrett, Evan Handler, Rick Holmes, Paul Reiser, Ethan Slater, Byron Jennings, Laura Osnes

Pickled up to series
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Michael Green (w, ep, co-sr), Aida Mashaka Croal (ep, co-sr), Melina Matsoukas (d, ep), Nina Jacobson (ep), Brad Simpson (ep), Brian K. Vaughan (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in a postapocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.. Based on the DC comic book series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
CAST: Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn

FXX Comedy

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Marvel Television/FX Productions/ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Donald Glover (w, ep, sr), Stephen Glover (w, ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Animated adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero.


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