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

Network
Year
2019 Apple Pilots & Series Orders

2019 Apple Pilots & Series Orders

Comedy

DICKINSON
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

UNTITLED ROB McELHENNEY/CHARLIE DAY PROJECT
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

Drama

DEFENDING JACOB
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

LISEY’S STORY
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

ON THE SPECTRUM
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.
CAST: TBA

PACHINKO
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.
CAST: TBA

UNTITLED BRIE LARSON CIA DRAMA
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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