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

2018 Syfy Pilots & Series Orders

2018 Syfy Pilots & Series Orders


Picked up to series for 2019
 Sony Pictures TV Studios/Universal Cable Productions
TEAM:  Rick Remender (w, ep), Miles Feldsott (w, ep), Mick Betancourt (ep, sr), Joe Russo (ep), Anthony Russo (ep), Mike Larocca (ep). Adam Targum (d, ep), Lee Toland Krieger (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Coming-of-age journey set against the backdrop of late-’80s counterculture follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties might prove fatal.
CAST: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Michel Duval

THE PURGE (also for sibling USA Network)
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Blumhouse Productions
TEAM: James DeMonaco (ep), Sebastien K. Lemercier (ep), Thomas Kelly (ep, sr), Anthony Hemingway (d)
LOGLINE: After receiving a cryptic letter from his little sister, a U.S. Marine returns to town on Purge Night — prepared to face the senseless violence in the streets alone in order to protect what he loves most — his family. Based on the Universal/Blumhouse feature franchise.
CAST: Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Lili Simmons, Hannah Anderson, Lee Tergesen, Bily Baldwin (recurring), Fiona Dourif (recurring)

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Dark Horse Entertainment/Amblin TV
TEAM: Chris Sheridan (w, ep), Mike Richardson (ep), Keith Goldberg (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), David Dobkin (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story follows a crash-landed alien named Harry who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?” Based on the Dark Horse comics series by Peter Horgan and Steve Parkhouse.
CAST: Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE (could air on USA Network if picked up)
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Blumhouse Television
TEAM: Chris Cullari (w, co-ep), Jennifer Raite (w, co-ep), Patricia Riggen (d, co-ep), Jason Blum (ep), Jeremy Gold (ep), Marci Wiseman (ep), Jessica Rhoades (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), when a grieving detective is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead.
CAST: Josh Segarra, Andrew Jacobs, Carlos Leal, Danube Hermosillo, Angela Alvarado, Jennifer Landon, Kadeem Hardison, Fernanda Andrade

Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Katapult Filmproduktion/Red Sun Films/Palatin Media
TEAM: Rainer Matsutani, Eckhard Vollmar, Peter Hume, Carola Lowitz and Mark Wachholz
LOGLINE: Nora is a young Berlin woman who wakes from a coma without any memory of her previous life after taking a mysterious drug. As she sets out to discover what happened to her, she begins to unravel a conspiracy of aliens who are using a synthetic drug to infiltrate humans to use as host bodies. The more truth Nora uncovers, the more of her own dark secret is revealed: She is the key to the invasion she is fighting.
CAST: Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Falk Hentschel, Florence Kasumba, Désirée Nosbusch, Damian Hardun, Susanne Wuest, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Branko Tomovic, Kimberly Leemans

STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions/Blumhouse Productions
TEAM: Andrew Miller (w, ep, sr), Kevin Bacon (ep), David Schiff (ep), Jessica Rhoades (ep), Vincenzo Natali (d)
LOGLINE: The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee, who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex. Based on the 1990 movie.
CAST: Kevin Bacon, Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch, Shiloh Fernandez


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