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

2019 Freeform Pilots & Series Orders

2019 Freeform Pilots & Series Orders


UNRELATED (multi-camera; fka Besties)
Not going forward but will be redevloped; originally ordered straight to series
 ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Ranada Shepard (w, ep), Casey Johnson (ep, sr), David Windsor (ep, sr), Kenya Barris (w, ep), Michael McDonald (d)
LOGLINE: Becca and her newly discovered half-sister Jesi are thrown into each other’s lives by an online genetics test and have to figure out how to go from strangers to sisters.
CAST: Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively, Brooks Brantly, Gigi Zumbado Kris D. Lofton, Jessika Van, Davi Santos


Not going forward
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Steve Lerner (w, co-ep), Joe Weisberg (ep), Joel Fields (ep), Wendey Stanzler (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on Ashley, a rodeo-as-hell sparkplug who refuses to stay within the lines that have been drawn for her, and her boyfriend Brant, a rodeo prodigy torn between a content, quiet life and the rocky climb to superstardom. Brant, Ashley and their friends will have to reconcile the traditional values of their sport and their upbringing with the changing realities of the 21st century.
CAST: Jess Gabor, Noah Le Gros, Kayla Wallace, Diego Josef, Vinnie Bennett, James Tarpey, David Meunier

STUDIO: ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Keith Staskiewicz (w, ep), Natalie Chaidez (ep, sr), Peter Nowalk (ep), Mary Rohlich (ep), Alex Kalymnios (d)
LOGLINE: Set in Centreville, NJ, a suburban town just like any other — at least on the surface. High school student Rachel Guyer is on a mission to expose the truth about her seemingly normal hometown and turn her community inside out.
CAST: Millicent Simmonds, Fivel Stewart, Anthony Keyvan, Karin Konoval, Yaani King Mondschein, Sean Blakemore, Jennifer Spence, Megan Charpentier, Alexander Grant, Van Crosby

STUDIO: eOne/Iron Ocean Productions
TEAM: Bert V. Royal (w, ep), Jessica Biel (ep), Michelle Purple (ep), Max Winkler (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Takes place over three summers — 1993, ‘94, ‘95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful and popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.
CAST: Michael Landes, Brooklyn Sudano, Harley Quinn Smith, Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Froy Gutierrez, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Nathaniel Ashton

Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television
TEAM: Amy Lippman (w, ep), Christopher Keyser (w, ep), Michal Zebede (w, co-ep), Rodrigo Garcia (d, ep), Michal Zebede (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Described as a modern twist on the 1994-2000 Fox series, it follows the five five Acosta children (fka Buendia) as they struggle to survive together as a family after their parents are deported to Mexico.
CAST: Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado, Elle Paris Legaspi, Garcia, Sol Rodriguez

Picked up to series; 10 episodes

STUDIO: Freeform Studios/Gary Sanchez Productions
TEAM: Eliot Laurence (w, ep, sr), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Kevin Messick (ep), Maria Maggenti (ep), Steven Adelson )ep), Steven A. Adelson (d)
LOGLINE: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, the project follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world — but with supernatural tactics and weapons.
CAST: Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney



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