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

2018 Netflix Pilots & Series Orders

2018 Netflix Pilots & Series Orders


Ordered straight to series; six episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Ricky Gervais (w, d, ep), Charlie Hanson (ep)
LOGLINE: Tony had a perfect life, be he changes after his wife dies suddenly. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a superpower — not caring about himself or anyone else — but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.
CAST: Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley, Ashley Jensen, Tom Basden, Tony Way, David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Godliman, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Diane Morgan

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: MPK Productions/Warner Bros. TV
TEAM: RuPaul Charkes (w, ep), Michael Patrick King (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Ruby Red is a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a scrappy, tough-talking, recently orphaned 9-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits — one tall, one small — travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club.
CAST: RuPaul Charles, Izzy G, Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, Tia Carrere, Matthew Wilkas (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Gloria Sanchez Productions
TEAM: Liz Feldman (w, ep, sr), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Jessica Elbaum (ep), Christina Applegate (ep), Amy York (d)
LOGLINE: A powerful friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
CAST: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Ed Asner

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Meg DeLoatch (w, ep), Eric Dean Seaton (d)
LOGLINE: Cocoa McKellan is a free-spirited mother from Seattle. When she and her former football-playing husband Moz and their four children travel from their home in the big city to the small town of Columbus, GA, for the McKellan family reunion, they get to know an extended family they didn’t even realize they were missing.
CAST: Loretta Devine, Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi, Talia Jackson, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Cameron J. “CJ” Wright, Jordyn James

HOOPS (animated)
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/Bento Box Animation
TEAM: Ben Hoffman (w, ep), Phil Lord (ep), Chris Miller (ep), Seth Cohen (ep)
LOGLINE: A hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach thinks turning around his godawful team will take him to the “big leagues.”
CAST: Jake Johnson

LIVING WITH YOURSELF (originally ordered by IFC)
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Likely Story/Jax Media
TEAM: Timothy Greenberg (w, ep), Paul Rudd (ep), Jonathan Dayton (d, ep), Valerie Faris (d, ep), Anthony Bregman (ep), Jeff Stern (ep), Tony Hernandez (ep), Jeff Blitz (ep)
LOGLINE: A man struggling with his life undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person and finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. The philosophical series asks: Do we really want to be better?
CAST: Paul Rudd

NO GOOD NICK (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 20 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: David H. Steinberg (w, ep), Keetgi Kogan (w, ep), Andy Fickman (d)
LOGLINE: Liz and Ed are a hyper-competitive career mom and lovable but dorky “fun dad” who unwittingly welcome 13-year-old Nick (short for Nicole) into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda.
CAST: Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Siena Agudong, Kalama Epstein, Lauren Lindsey Donzis

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Anchor Spud Productions/Pygmy Wolf Productions/Lionsgate Television
TEAM: Norm Macdonald (ep, co-sr), Lori Jo Hoekstra (ep, co-sr), KP Anderson (ep), Daniel Kellison (ep)
LOGLINE: Conversation, jokes and a behind-the-scenes look at host Norm Macdonald’s world, with sidekick Adam Eget and one celebrity guest for each episode.
HOST: Norm Macdonald

PARADISE P.D. (animated)
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment/Bento Box Animation
TEAM: Waco O’Guin (w, ep), Roger Black (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a small-town police department and its bad cops. Not bad like no nonsense. Not bad like cool. Bad like shitty.
VOICES: Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, Dave Herman, Kyle Kinane

Ordered straight to series; two seasons
STUDIO: Fox 21 TV Studios
TEAM: Ryan Murphy (w, d, ep, sr), Brad Falchuk (w, ep), Ian Brennan (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Under wraps.
CAST: Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Jessica Lange, January Jones, Zoey Deutch, Laura Dreyfuss, Lucy Boynton, Rahne Jones

THE PRINCE OF PEORIA (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 16 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Nick Stanton (w, ep, sr), Devin Bunje (w, ep, sr), Sharla Sumpter Bridgett (ep)
LOGLINE: When Emil, a 13-year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Teddy, a fastidious, overachieving girl who is Emil’s total opposite.
CAST: Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons, Cynthia McWilliams

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Steve Carell (ep), Greg Daniels (ep, sr), Howard Klein (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services: Space Force.
CAST: Steve Carell

TUCA & BERTIE (animated)
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Lisa Hanawalt (w, ep, sr), Raphael Bob-Waksberg (ep), Noel Bright (ep), Steven A. Cohen (ep), Tiffany Haddish (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.
Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong

MR. IGLESIAS (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Gabriel “Fluffy” Igleasias (w, ep), Kevin Hench (ep)
LOGLINE: A good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal but also to help them unlock their full potential.
CAST: Gabriel “Fluffy” Igleasias, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Cree Cicchino, Richard Gant, Tucker Albrizzi (recurring)


Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Halfire Entertainment
TEAM: Aaron Martin (w, ep, sr), Noreen Halpern (ep)
LOGLINE: Astronaut Niko Breckinridge is focused on searching for alien intelligence, leading a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As Niko and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.
CAST: Katee Sackhoff, Tyler Hoechlin, Justin Chatwin, Samuel Anderson, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, A.J. Rivera, Alexander Eling, Alex Ozerov, Jake Abel, JayR Tinaco, Jessica Camacho, Barbara Williams, Lina Renna

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: True Jack Productions/6th & Idaho/Universal TV
TEAM: Andrew Hinderaker (w, co-ep), Jason Katims (ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Adam Kassan (ep), Rafi Crohn (co-p)
LOGLINE: An American astronaut must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind in order to command an international space crew embarking upon the first human mission to Mars.

Ordered to limited series; 10 episodes for 2019
STUDIO: Working Title Television/NBCUniversal International
TEAM: Lauren Morelli (w, ep, sr), Armistead Maupin (ep), Alan Poul (d, ep), Laura Linney (ep), Andrew Stearn (ep), Liza Chasin (ep), Tim Bevan (ep), Eric Fellner (ep)
LOGLINE: Mary Ann returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna and ex-husband Brian, 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns home to her chosen family and quickly will be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane. Based on the books by Armistead Maupin.
CAST: Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick, Ellen Page, Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, May Hong, Jen Richards (recurring), Daniela Vega (recurring), Michelle Buteau (recurring), Ashley Park (recurring), Christopher Larkin (recurring), Caldwell Tidicue (recurring), Matthew Risch (recurring), Michael Park (recurring), Dickie Hearts (recurring), Benjamin Thys (recurring), Samantha Soule (recurring), Juan Castano (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Karl Schaefer (w, ep, sr), John Hyams (w, ep, sr)
LOGLINE:  Torn from her daughter, a mother embarks upon a harrowing journey and will stop at nothing to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse.
CAST: Jaime King

Ordered straight to limited series; four episodes for 2019
STUDIO: Participant Media/Harpo Films/Tribeca Productions
TEAM: Ava DuVernay (w, d, ep), Jeff Skoll (ep), Jonathan King (ep), Oprah Winfrey (ep), Jane Rosenthal (ep), Berry Welsh (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the true story of the 1989 case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in New York’s Central Park, it exposes the breakdown of our criminal justice system. Each part focuses on one of the five teenagers wrongly accused from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, spanning from spring 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014, when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.
CAST: Chris Chalk, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez, Caleel Harris, Freddy Miyaresand Justin Cunningham, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie BunburyMarsha Stephanie BlakeStorm Reid

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Super Deluxe
TEAM: Leah Rachel (w, ep, sr), Akela Cooper (ep, sr), Stephen Gaghan (ep), Wolfgang Hammer (ep), Winnie Kemp (ep), Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.
CAST: Sivan Alyra Rose, Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, Lilliya Reid, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, Sarah Mezzanotte, Griffin Powell-Arcand

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (fka Untitled Sabrina the Teenage Wich Project)
Ordered straight to series; two seasons, 20 episodes
STUDIO: Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (w, ep, sr), Lee Toland Krieger (d, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Jon Goldwater (ep)
LOGLINE: Imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
CAST: Kiernan Shipka, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Ross Lynch, Tati Gabrielle, Bronson Pinchot (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Tomorrow Studios
TEAM: Chris Yost (w, ep)Josh Appelbaum (ep, sr), Andre Nemec (ep, sr), Jeff Pinkner (ep, sr), Scott Rosenberg (ep, sr), Marty Adelstein (ep), Becky Clements (ep), Yasuo Miyakawa (ep), Masayuki Ozaki (ep), Shin Sasaki (ep), Tetsu Fujimura (ep), Matthew Weinberg (ep)
LOGLINE: Live-action remake of Japanese manga series follows a ragtag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world — for the right price.
CAST: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Frank Miller (ep), Tom Wheeler (w, ep)
LOGLINE: A re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther.
CAST: Katherine Langford, Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgard, Peter Mullan, Lily Newmark, Bella Dayne

Ordered straight to limited series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Andy Breckman (w, ep, sr), Randy Zisk (d, ep), Howard Klein (ep), Tony Danza (p)
LOGLINE: Tony Sr. is a disgraced former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, street-wise advice. Inspired by an Israeli format.
CAST: Tony Danza, Josh Groban, Monica Barbaro, Iaias Whitlock Jr, Frank Whaley, Brooke Carrell, Muhammad Abuhaikal, Matthew Salidvar, John Scurti, Victor Cruz, Thomas D. Weaver

Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Guillermo del Toro (w, d, ep),  J. Miles Dale (ep), Gary Ungar (ep)
LOGLINE: Anthology collection of Guillermo del Toro’s personally curated stories, described as both equally sophisticated and horrific.

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Lior Razand (w, ep), Avi Issacharoff (w, ep), Dawn Prestwich (w, ep), Nicole Yorkin (w, ep), Peter Principato (ep), Itay Reiss (ep), Kimberlin Belloni (ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep)
LOGLINE: A happily married man’s life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident.

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Nomadic Pictures Entertainment
TEAM: Neil LaBute (w, d, ep, sr), Lucy Teitler (w), Chad Oakes (ep), Mike Frislev (ep), Lucy Teitler (co-ep), Jonathan Scarfe (co-ep)
LOGLINE: When 10 people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.
CAST: Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez, Alex Pettyfer, Kyle Schmid

Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/New Pictures
TEAM: Hania Elkington (w, ep), Simon Duric (w, ep), Farren Blackburn (d, ep), Charlie Pattinson (ep), Elaine Pyke (ep), Willow Grylls (ep)
LOGLINE: When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point, and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.
CAST: Guy Pearce, Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott

Ordered straight to series; six episodes for 2019
STUDIO: Netflix/New Pictures
TEAM: Elan Dassani (ep), Rajeev Dassani (ep), Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya (d, ep), Bassel Ghandour (ep)
LOGLINE: Supernatural drama follows a group of Arab teenagers whose lives are disrupted when a spiritual figure appears in front of them in the ancient city of Petra. They must try and stop Jinn from destroying the world.

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: In a world full of adventure and intrigue, no one wants to be a knight more than Tiuri, who is tasked with delivering a top-secret letter on which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. On their journey, he and his young friends will discover just how much it takes to become a true knight and just how much the broken adult world needs them to fix it. Based on Tonke Dragt’s novel.
TEAM: Will Davies (ep, sr), Paul Trijbits (ep), Alex Holmes (d)Felix Thompson (d)
LOGLINE: Based on Tonke Dragt’s novel.
CAST: Amir WilsonRuby Serkis, Nathanael Saleh, Thaddea Graham, Islam Bouakkaz, Jack Barton, Jonah Lees, Yorick van Wageningen, Gijs Blom, Jakob Oftebro, Emilie Cocquerel, Ken Nwosu, Peter Ferdinando, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, David Wilmot, Tawfeek Barhom, Omid Djalili

THE LIBERATOR (animated)
Ordered straight to limited series; four episodes
STUDIO: A+E Studios
TEAM: Jeb Stuart (w, ep), Bob Shaye (ep), Michael Lynne (ep), Sarah Victor (ep), L.C. Crowley (ep), Grzegorz Jonkajtys (d, ep), Brandon Barr (ep), Mark Apen (ep), Jossen Kershaw (co-ep)
LOGLINE: True story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit as they fought for over 500 days to liberate Europe. First project produced in Trioscope, an enhanced hybrid animation technology that combines state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance.
VOICE CAST: Bradley James, Martin Sensmeier

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: All3Media/Brightstar
TEAM: Charlie Covell (w, ep), Nina Lederman (ep), Tanya  Seghatchian (ep), John Woodward (ep)
LOGLINE: A darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.

LOCKE & KEY (passed on at Hulu)
Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: IDW Entertainment
TEAM: Joe Hill (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep, sr), Andy Muschietti (d, ep), Aron Eli Coleite (ep), Meredith Averill (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: Darby Stanchfield, Francis O’Connor, Nate Corddry, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Megan Charpentier, Owen Teague, Jack Mulhern, Danny Glover, Griffin Gluck, Steven Williams (recurring)

Ordered straight to limited series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Zero Gravity/Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Nicole Asher (w, ep), Octavia Spencer (ep), Janine Sherman Barrois (ep, sr), Elle Johnson (ep, sr), LeBron James (ep), Maverick Carter (ep), Christine Holder (ep), Kasi Lemmons (d, ep)
LOGLINE: The untold and highly irreverent story of black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America’s first self-made black female millionaire. Based on the book On Her Own Ground by A’Lelia Bundles.
CAST: Octavia Spencer

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes for 2019 premiere
STUDIO: Netflix/LightWorkers Media/Industry Entertainment
TEAM: Michael Petroni (w, ep), Mark Burnett (ep), Roma Downey (ep), James McTeigue (d, ep), Andrew Deane (ep)
LOGLINE: Chronicle of the modern world’s reaction to a man who emerges from the Middle East claiming he is sent from God, creating a groundswell of followers. Is he what they say he is, or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order, causing civil havoc as he beguiles the world’s media and its audience? The story unfolds from multiple points of view.
CAST: Mehdi Dehbi, Michelle Monaghan, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley, Melinda Page Hamilton, Stefania LaVie Owen, Jane Adams, Sayyid El Alami, Fares Landoulsi, Wil Traval, Beau Bridges (recurring), Philip Baker Hall (recurring), Jahmil French (recurring), Jenna Dewan (recurring), Campbell Scott (recurring), Madeleine Stowe (recurring), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (recurring), Megan Ferguson (recurring), Evan Whitten (recurring)

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Vishal Bhardwaj (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Follows the life of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947 — the date of India’s independence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of India’s national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. Based on Salman Rushdie’s novel.

MONARCA (Spanish language)
Ordered straight to series for 2019
Ventanarosa Productions/Lemon Studios/Stearns Castle
TEAM: Diego Gutierrez (sr), Fernando Rovzar (w), Julia Denis (w), Ana Sofia Clerici (w), Sandra García Velten (w), Salma Hayek (ep), Michael McDonald (ep)
LOGLINE: A high-stakes, multigenerational family saga about a tequila-born Mexican business empire and the battle that ensues when a member of the family decides to fight the dirty system her family helped create.
CAST: Irene Azuela, Juan Manuel Bernal

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: High Park Entertainment/IDW Entertainment
TEAM: Damian Kindler (w, d, ep , sr), James Thorpe (ep), Steve Niles (ep), Thomas Walden (ep), Eric Birnberg (ep), Steve Niles (ep), Director X (d), Damian Kindler (d), Megan Follows (d), Mina Shum (d), David Frazee (d), George Strayton (co-ep), Melissa Blake (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and they quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems. Builds on the IDW comic book series.
CAST: Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie, Maxim Roy (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Nomadic Pictures
TEAM: Dennis Heaton (w, ep), Shelley Eriksen (w, ep), Chad Oakes (ep), Mike Frislev (ep), David Von Ancken (ep)
LOGLINE: College freshman Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society, The Order, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.
CAST: Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Sam Trammell, Max Martini

Ordered straight to series; six episodes
STUDIO: STXtv/Karga Seven Pictures
TEAM: Sarah Wetherbee (ep), Kelly McPherson (ep), Emre Sahin (ep)
LOGLINE: Hybrid docudrama tells the epic story of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, chronicles his fabled rise from 13-year-old child sultan to toppling Constantinople and becoming the ruler of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
TEAM: Carol Barbee (w, ep, sr), Dennis Liu (d, ep), Michael B. Jordan (ep), Michael Green (ep), Charles D. King (ep), Kim Roth (ep), Poppy Hanks (ep), Kenny Goodman (ep), Seith Mann (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Nicole Reese raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark. The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities. Based on Dennis Liu’s short film.
CAST: Alisha Wainwright, Ja’Siah Young, Jason Ritter, Michael B. Jordan, Jazmyn Smith, Ali Ahn (recurring)

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Campanario Entertainment
TEAM: Moisés Zamora (w, ep), Jaime Dávila (ep), Rico Martinez (ep), Suzette Quintanilla (ep), Abraham Quintanilla Jr. (ep), Simran A. Singh (ep)
LOGLINE: Dubbed as “the official story of Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla,” the coming-of-age story follows the singer as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family and music.
CAST: Christian Serratos

Ordered straight to series for 2019
STUDIO: Eleven Film
TEAM: Laurie Nunn (w, ep, sr), Jamie Campbell (ep), Joel Wilson (ep), Ben Taylor (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A socially awkward high school virgin who lives his sex-therapist mother teams up with a “whip-smart bad-girl” to set up a clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems.
CAST: Gillian Andserson, Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling

Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/21 Laps
TEAM: Eric Heisserer (w, ep, sr), Shawn Levy (ep)
LOGLINE:  In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive. Combines stories and characters from Leigh Bardugo Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows

Ordered straight to series for 2019
TEAM: Chris Keyser (w, ep), Marc Webb (d, ep)
LOGLINE: The modern take on Lord of the Flies follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
CAST: Kathryn Newton, Rachel Keller, Gideon Adlon, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, Jose Julian, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Alex MacNicoll, Jack Mulhern, Salena Qureshi, Grace Victoria Cox, Sean Berdy, Toby Wallace

SOUNDTRACK (fka Mixtape)
Picked up to series; 10 episodes; originally piloted at Fox
Annapurna Television/20th Century Fox Television
TEAM: Josh Safran (w, ep), Megan Ellison (ep), Sue Naegle (ep), Jesse Peretz (d, ep), Ali Krug (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Romantic musical drama looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are — capturing the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.
CAST: Jahmil French, Jenna Dewan, Campbell Scott, Madeleine Stowe, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Megan Ferguson, Evan Whitten, Callie Hernandez

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Safehouse Pictures
TEAM: Samantha Stratton (ep, sr), Lara Olsen (ep, sr), Joby Harold (ep), Tory Tunnell (ep), Matt Schwartz (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single figure skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pairs skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.
CAST: Kaya Scodelario, January Jones, Willow Shields, Evan Roderick, Johnny Weir, Sarah Wright Olsen, Will Kemp, Kaitlyn Leeb, Amanda Zhou, Mitchell Edwards

Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes
STUDIO: Légende Films
TEAM: Gideon Raff (d, ep), Alain Goldman (ep)
LOGLINE: The story of Eli Cohen, the legendary Israeli spy lived undercover in Damascus in the early 1960s. He managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of their politics until he was uncovered by the Syrian regime, sentenced to death and publicly hanged in a Damascus square in 1965.
CAST: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Daniel L. Paulson Productions
TEAM: Sherryl Woods (ep), Sheryl J. Anderson (ep, sr), Daniel L. Paulson (ep), Norman Buckley (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, shepherd one another through the complexities of romance, career and family. Based on the novel by Sherryl Woods.
CAST: Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Awesomeness
TEAM: Amy Andelson (ep), Emily Meyer (ep), Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (ep), Linda Gase (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria — the grieving misfit, the mysterious outsider and the imperfect picture of perfection — find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, and an unlikely friendship forms.
CAST: Brianna Hildebrand, Kianna Madeira. Quintessa Swindell, Larry SullivanBrandon ButlerOdiseas GeorgiadisHenry Zaga, October Moore, Larisa Oleynik

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Reel World Management
TEAM: Sue Tenney (ep, sr), Roma Roth (ep), Chris Perry (ep)
LOGLINE: Melinda Monroe answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River, thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But soon she discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home. Based on the book by Robyn Carr.
CAST: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Dark Horse Entertainment
TEAM: Jeremy Slater (w), Steve Blackman (ep, sr), Mike Richardson (ep), Keith Goldberg (ep), Gerard Way (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes called he Umbrella Academy — the Monocle, Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror and the White Violin — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Based on the Dark Horse Comics series.
CAST: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe (recurring), Kate Walsh (recurring)

Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
TEAM: Susannah Grant (w, ep, sr), Michael Chabon (w, ep), Ayelet Waldman (w, ep), Sarah Timberman (ep), Carl Beverly (ep), Katie Couric (ep)
LOGLINE: The true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth. Based on the Marshall Project/ProPublica article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” and the This American Life episode about the same case.
CAST: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever, Danielle Macdonald

Ordered straight to series for 2020
STUDIO: Gaumont Television
TEAM: Isabelle Degeorges (p)
LOGLINE: A “contemporary adaptation” of Maurice LeBlanc’s novels featuring Arsène Lupin, the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise.
CAST: Omar Sy

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO:  IDW Entertainment/High Park Entertainment
TEAM: William Laurin (ep, sr), Glenn Davis (ep, sr), Ian Somerhalder (d, ep), Brad Turner (d, ep), Eric Birnberg (ep), Thomas Walden (ep), David Ozer (ep), Ted Adams (ep), James Gibb (ep)
LOGLINE: Dr. Luther Swann enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these “vampires.” Swann races against time to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires. Based on the novel by Jonathan Maberry.
CAST: Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai

Ordered straight to series
TEAM: Simon Barr (w, ep, sr), Terri Hughes Burton (co-ep), Stephen Hegyes (ep)
LOGLINE: A 19 year-old woman wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.

Ordered straight to limited series
STUDIO: Page Fright/Atlas Entertainment/Compari Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television,
TEAM: Mike Kelley (w, ep, sr), Robert Zemeckis (ep), Phillip Noyce (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Anthology series explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.
CAST: Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Juan Castano, Keith Power, Saamer Usmani, Tyler Ross (recurring), Derek Smith (recurring), Nana Ghana (recurring), Monique Kim (recurring), Marissa Cuevas (recurring)

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Left Bank/Vancouver Media
TEAM: Alex Pina (w, ep, sr), Andy Harries (ep), Sharon Hughff (ep), Cristina Lopez Ferraz (ep)
LOGLINE: When the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered 20 years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza, his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened. Her investigation will lead her through a thrilling world of dance music, super yachts, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character in a place where people live life on the edge.

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (w, ep, sr), Alik Sakharov (d, ep), Alex Garcia Lopez (d), Charlotte Brändström (d), Sean Daniel (ep), Jason Brown (ep), Kathy Lingg (ep), Tomek Baginski (ep), Jarek Sawko (ep)
LOGLINE: Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series.
CAST: Henry Cavill, Freya Allen, Anya Chalotra, Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Millie Brady

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Nomadic Pictures
TEAM: Tony Krantz (w, d, ep, sr), John Wirth (ep), Chad Oakes (ep), Mike Frisley (ep), Steven Fung (d), Iko Uwais (p)
LOGLINE: Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown,it follows Kai Jin, who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again.
CAST: Iko Uwais, Byron Mann, Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan, Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li


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