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

2019 Apple TV & Apple TV+

2019 Apple TV & Apple TV+ Pilots & Series Orders

Apple TV Plus: Comedy

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: wiip
TEAM: Alena Smith (w, ep), Darlene Hunt (ep)
LOGLINE: Set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone, it takes viewers into her 19th century world, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view.
CAST: Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, Matt Lauria

Apple TV Plus: Drama

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Skydance Television
TEAM: David Goyer (w, ep, sr), Josh Friedman (ep), David Ellison (ep), Dana Goldberg (ep), Marcy Ross (ep), Robyn Asimov (ep), Rupert Sanders (d)
LOGLINE: Chronicles the epic saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it.
CAST: Lee Pace, Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/Tall Ship Productions
TEAM: Ronald D. Moore (w, ep), Matt Wolpert (w, ep), Ben Nedivi (w, ep), Maril Davis (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores what would have happened if the global space race never had ended.
CAST: Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones, Michael Dorman, Eric Ladin, Arturo Del Puerto, Rebecca Wisocky

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Media Res
TEAM:Kerry Ehrin (w, ep, sr), Michael Ellenberg (ep), Reese Witherspoon (ep), Jennifer Aniston (ep), Mimi Leder (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.
CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nestor Campbell, Mark Duplass

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content
TEAM: Steven Knight (w, ep), Francis Lawrence (d, ep), Peter Chernin (ep), Jenno Topping (ep), Kristen Campo (ep)
LOGLINE: Set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.
CAST: Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Nesta Cooper, Archie Madekwe, Sylvia Hoeks, Christian Camargo, Hera Hilmar

Apple TV: Comedy

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: RCG/3Arts/Ubisoft
TEAM: Rob McElhenney (w, ep), Charlie Day (w, ep),  Michael Rotenberg (ep), Nicholas Frenkel (ep), Gérard Guillemot (ep), Jason Altman (ep), Danielle Kreinik (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in a video game development studio, it explores the intricacies of the human condition through innovative ways.
CAST: F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Charlotte Nicdao, Jessie Ennis

Apple TV: Drama

Ordered straight to limited series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Paramount Television/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Mark Brombeck (w, ep), Morten Tyldum (d, ep), Chris Evans (ep)
LOGLINE: A father dealing with the accusation that his 14-year-old son is a murderer. Based on William Landay’s novel.
CAST: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel, Sakina Jaffrey

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television/Bad Robot Productions
TEAM: Stephen King (w, ep), J.J. Abrams (ep), Ben Stephenson (ep), Julianne Moore (ep)
LOGLINE: Two years after the death of Lisey’s husband, a series of events causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her him that she had repressed and forgotten. Based on the Stephen King novel.
CAST: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Dave Dehaan

Ordered straight to series
TEAM: Sara Bareilles (ep), Jessie Nelson (w, d, ep), J.J. Abrams (ep), Ben Stephenson (ep), Cherien Dabis (d), Bart Freundlich (d), Christopher Storer (d), Emma Westenberg (d)
LOGLINE: half-hour romantic dramedy is described as a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York. It will explore the journey to find your true voice — and then the courage to use it.
CAST: Brittany O’Grady, Shalini Bathina, Sean Teale, Colton Ryan, Samrat Chakrabarti, Gopal Divan, Sakina Jaffrey, Emma Hong

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Fremantle/Veritas Entertainment Group
TEAM: Neil Cross (w, ep, sr), Thomas Bissell (w,), Rupert Wyatt (d, ep), lan Gasmer (ep), Peter Jaysen (ep), Bob Bookman (ep), Ed McDonnell (ep)
LOGLINE: An idealist who uproots his family to Latin America.Based on the novel by Paul Theroux.
CAST: Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Gabriel Bateman, Logan Polish, Kimberly Elise

Ordered straight to series
TEAM: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (w, d, ep),
LOGLINE: A deep cut into the days and nights of a public schoolteacher (Gordon-Levitt) in the San Fernando Valley.
CAST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

STUDIO: Universal TV/True Jack Productions/yesStudios
TEAM: Jason Kasims (w, ep), Jeni Mulein (ep), Dana Stern (ep)
LOGLINE: Coming-of-age comedic drama about three twentysomething roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire: to get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love and navigate a world that eludes them.

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Media Res
TEAM: Soo Hugh (w, ep, sr), Min Jin Lee (ep), Michael Ellenberg (ep), Dani Gorin (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Told in three languages — Korean, Japanese and English —  it chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. The story begins with a forbidden romance and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America. Based on the novel by Min Jin Lee.

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Anonymous Content/Paramount Television
TEAM: Steven Lightfoot (ep, sr), Justin Kurzel (d, ep), Dave Erickson (ep), Steve Golin (ep), Nicole Clemens (ep), Andrea Barron (ep), Richard Sharkey (ep)
LOGLINE: Lin is a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India.
CAST: Charlie Hunnam

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Imagine Television Studios/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Reggie Rock Bythewood (w, ep, sr), Kevin Durant (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep), Rich Kleiman (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores the world of youth basketball and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Inspired by Kevin Durant’s youth basketball experiences.
CAST: O’Shea Jackson

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: 51 Entertainment/Media Res
TEAM: Megan Martin (w, ep), Brie Larson (ep), Lynette Howell (ep), Michael Ellenberg (ep)
LOGLINE: A look at a young woman’s journey in the CIA, told through the prism of her closest relationships. Based on Amaryllis Fox and her upcoming memoir Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
CAST: Brie Larson



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