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


2018 Pop Pilots & Series Orders


STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Aline Brosh McKenna (w, d, ep), Sono Patel (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Two best friends who end up in a marriage of convenience.
CAST: Kiran Deol, Moses Storm

Passed on
STUDIO: Silent Machine/Jax Media/Generate
TEAM: Evan Greenspoon (w), Brandon Scott Jones (w), Krysten Ritter (ep), Tony Hernandez (ep), Lilly Burns (ep), Kara Welker (ep), John Skidmore (ep), Mike Poisson (co-ep), Peggy Cheng (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn discovers he’s descended from a long line of demon hunters and is forced to abandon his life of leisure to protect humanity from monsters as they emerge from the gates of hell.
CAST: Jeffery Self, Chrissie Fit, H. Jon Benjamin, Lateefah Holder, Kyle Harris

Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Lionsgate/Jax Media/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Laura Chinn (w, ep), Tony Hernandez (ep), Lilly Burns (d, ep), Oly Obst (ep), Josh Lieberman (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows four female friends who are partying under the poverty line while navigating very relatable problems as they try to better their situations. Living in a dilapidated beach town full of alcoholics, these streetwise women haphazardly attempt to find self-worth and learn to “adult” in a society that deems poor, uneducated women as valueless. Their backbone ultimately lies within their tightknit, nonjudgmental and loving friendship. Based on Laura Chinn’s real life.
CAST: Laura Chinn


Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes
STUDIO: Hat Trick Productions/CASM Films/W
TEAM: Oliver Lansley (ep), Jimmy Mulville (ep), Helen Williams (ep), Anna Pacquin (ep), Cerise Hallam Larkin (ep), Stephen Moyer (ep), Mark Larkin (ep), Peter Cattaneo (d), Mark Talblot (p)
LOGLINE: Robyn is a sharp and witty publicity maven who’s an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life. Her work as a crisis PR strategist is fast-paced and unpredictable as she counsels high-profile personalities in entertainment, fashion and sports.
CAST: Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo, Rebecca Benson, Arinzé Kene, Marc Warren, Rufus Jones

Ordered straight to series; two seasons
STUDIO: BBC Studios/Balloon Entertainment/Pop/All3Media International
TEAM: Jess Brittain (w, ep), Bryan Elsley (ep), Dave Evans (ep), Tom Sherry (ep), Gaynor Holmes (ep)
LOGLINE: Childhood soulmates Georgia and Holly enroll at a university, where Georgia gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls led by mysterious professor Jude Monroe.
CAST: Aisling Franciosi, Synnove Karlsen, Sophia Brown, Rachel Hurd-Wood


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