Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2019 Epix Pilots & Series Orders
GODFATHER OF HARLEM Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes STUDIO: ABC Signature Studios TEAM: Chris Brancato (w, ep, sr), Paul Eckstein (w, ep), Forest Whitaker (ep), Nina Yang Bongiovi (ep), James Acheson (ep), Markuann Smith (ep), John Ridley (d) LOGLINE: True story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
CAST: Forest Whitaker, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigél Thatch, KElvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Fry, Giancarlo Esposito, Kathrine Narducci (recurring)
PENNYWORTH Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes STUDIO: Warner Horizon Scripted TV TEAM: Bruno Heller (w, ep), Danny Cannon (d, ep) LOGLINE: Follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London. CAST: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng, Emma Paetz, Jessica Ellerby (recurring), Polly Walker (recurring)
PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD (fka Our Lady, LTD) Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes STUDIO: MGM Television TEAM: Steve Conrad (w, d, ep, sr), Bruce Terris (w, ep, d, sr), Todd Black (ep), Jason Blumenthal (ep), Steve Tisch (ep) LOGLINE: A young grifter attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects.
CAST: Ben Kingsley, Jimmi Simpson, Jacki Weaver, Terry O’Quinn, Damon Herriman, Luis Guzmán, Kurtwood Smith (recurring), Timothy Spall (recurring)