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

2019 FX and FXX Pilots &

2019 FX and FXX Pilots & Series Orders

FX Comedy

Ordered straight to series
FX Productions
TEAM: Dave Burd (w, ep), Jeff Schaffer (w, ep), Kevin Hart (ep), Greg Mottola (d, ep), Saladin Patterson (ep), Marty Bowen (ep), Scooter Braun (ep), Mike Hertz (ep), James Shin (ep), Scott Manson (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on a suburban neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world. .
CAST: Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky)

Pickled up to series
STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Eliza Clark (w, ep, sr), Melina Matsoukas (d, ep), Nina Jacobson (ep), Brad Simpson (ep), Brian K. Vaughan (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in a postapocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival. Based on the DC comic book series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
CAST: Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn

FX Drama

Ordered straight to limited series; 10 episodes
FX Productions
TEAM: Hannah Fidell (w, d, ep), Michael Costigan (ep), Jason Bateman (ep), Danny Brocklehurst (ep), Kate Mara (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher caught in an affair with her male student, revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships.
CAST: Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, Ashley Zukerman, Marielle Scott, Shane Harper, Adam David Thompson Rya Kihlstedt (recurring), Camila Perez (recurring), Cameron Moulène (recurring), Ciara Bravo (recurring)

STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: Ted Griffin (w, d, ep, sr), Scott Rudin (ep), Eli Bush (ep), Garrett Basch (ep), Shawn Ryan (ep), Marney Hochman (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of talent agents who defect from an old-guard percentery to found their own, which skyrockets to industry dominance, disrupting the business and changing movies forever. Mixes fictional protagonists with real-life entertainment figures and events.
CAST: John Magaro, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lola Kirke, Ben Schnetzer, Jonathan Pryce, Judd Hirsch

MRS. AMERICA (ordered straight to limited series; nine episodes)
STUDIO: X Productions
TEAM: Dahvi Waller (w, ep, sr), Stacey Sher (ep), Coco Francini (ep), Anna Boden (ep), Ryan Fleck (ep), Cate Blanchett (ep), Micah Schraft (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus — the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 1970s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.
CAST: Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracey Ullman

STUDIO:Fox 21 Television Studios/The Littlefield Company
TEAM: Jon Steinberg (w, ep), Robert Levine (w, ep), Warren Littlefield (ep), Jeff Bridges (ep), Dan Shotz (ep), David Schiff (ep)
LOGLINE: Dan Chase absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.
CAST: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman

STUDIO: FX Productions
TEAM: B.J. Novak (w, d, ep)
LOGLINE: Uses the boldest issues of our times as a jumping-off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today.
CAST: Lucas Hedges, Jon Bernthal, Kaitlyn Dever, Boyd Holbrook, O’Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace, Ed Asner

STUDIO: 26 Keys
TEAM: Matthew Baker (w, ep), Noah Hawley (ep)
LOGLINE: Feeling the country has lost its way, the population of a tiny Texas town decide to secede. When the outside world fails to take notice, they use their new freedoms to redefine their lives and relationships.


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