2019 Hulu Pilots & Series Orders
HIGH FIDELITY (Picked up to series)
(Originally slated for Disney+) Reimagining of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and the 2000 movie from a female point of view follows the ultimate music fan -- a record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and Top 5 lists who can’t make her relationships last.
Studio ABC Signature Studios/Midnight Radio
Team Veronica West (w, ep), Sarah Kucserka (w, ep), Scott Rosenberg (ep), Jeff Pinkner (ep), Josh Appelbaum (ep), Andre Nemec (ep)
Cast Zoë Kravitz, Jake Lacy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David Holmes
DOLLFACE (Ordered straight to series)
After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, a young woman must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
Studio ABC Signature Studios
Team Jordan Weiss (w, ep), Ira Ungerleider (ep, sr), Kat Dennings (ep), Margot Robbie (ep), Brett Hedblom (ep), Tom Ackerley (ep), Nicole King (ep), Stephanie Laing (ep), Matt Spicer (d, ep)
Cast Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Lex Scott, Esther Povitsky, Shay Mitchell, Goran Visnjic (recurring)
FERTILE CRESCENT (Ordered straight to series; working title)
Explores the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS’ biggest nightmare, and travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look on the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.
Studio Fremantle/Haut et Court TV/Masha Productions/Spiro Films/Versus Production
Team Amit Cohen (w, ep), Ron Leshem (w, ep), Eitan Mansuri (ep), Maria Feldman (ep), Xabi Molia (w), Oded Ruskin (d), Jonathan Doweck (ep), Caroline Benjo (ep), Simon Arnal (ep), Carole Scotta (ep), Christian Vesper (ep)
Cast James Purefoy, Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry, Souheila Yacoub, Joe Ben Ayed, James Floyd, Dean Ridge, Julia Faure, François Caron, Céline Samie.
THE DROPOUT (Ordered straight to limited series)
Follows the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, a chemical engineering prodigy who dropped out of Stanford to launch a healthcare technology company promising to revolutionize blood testing, which became Theranos. The highflying tech startup eventually was exposed as “massive fraud." Based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast
Studio Fox Searchlight TV
Team Kate McKinnon (d, ep), Rebecca Jarvis (ep), Taylor Dunn (ep), Victoria Thompson (ep)
Cast Kate McKinnon
THE GREAT (Picked up to series)
Billed as an anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia, it details the rise to power of Catherine and her explosive relationship with her husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Team Tony McNamara (w, ep), Marian Macgowan (ep), Josh Kesselman (ep), Ron West (ep), Brittany Kahan Ward (ep), Doug Mankoff (ep), Andrew Spaulding (ep), Elle Fanning (ep), Matt Shakman (d, ep)
Cast Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan
GHOST RIDER (Ordered straight to series)
FKA MARVEL'S GHOST RIDER
Ghost Rider, aka Robbie Reyes, is a quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and when he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields.
Studio Marvel Television/ABC Signature Studios
Team Ingrid Escajeda (ep, sr), Paul Zbyszewski (ep), Jeph Loeb (ep)
LESS THAN ZERO (Not going forward)
Clay grew up in the excess of 1980s Los Angeles, but unlike all of his friends who stayed behind for college, he is in now in his freshman year on the East Coast. He returns home for winter break in the pilot and has a complicated relationship with Blair, his high school girlfriend, and is worried about his friend Julian. Based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel.
Studio Fox 21 Television Studios
Team Craig Wright (ep), Bret Easton Ellis (ep), Marian Macgowan (ep)
Cast Austin Abrams, Lily Donoghue, Cooper Koch, Keenan Jolliff, Ronen Rubinstein, James Bloor
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (Ordered straight to limited series)
Follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Based on the novel by Celeste Ng.
Studio Hello Sunshine/Simpson Street/ABC Signature Studios
Team Liz Tigelaar (w, ep, sr), Reese Witherspoon (ep), Kerry Washington (ep), Lauren Neustadter (ep), Pilar Savone (ep)
Cast Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joshua Jackson, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Lexi Underwood, Huang Lu (recurring), Geoff Stults (recurring)
LOOKING FOR ALASKA (Ordered straight to limited series)
Miles "Pudge" Halter enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young, and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it. Based on the novel by John Green.
Studio Paramount Television/Fake Empire
Team Stephanie Savage (ep), Josh Schwartz (w, ep, sr), Jessica Tuchinsky (ep), Mark Waters (ep), John Green (ep), Marty Bowen (ep), Isaac Klausner (ep), Lis Rowinski (co-ep), Sarah Adina Smith (d)
Cast Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Sofia Vassillieva, Landry Bender, Uriah Shelton, Jordon Connor, Timothy Simons, Ron Cephas Jones
MARVEL'S HELSTROM (Ordered straight to series)
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity -- each with their attitude and skills.
Studio Marvel Television/ABC Signature Studios
Team Paul Zbyszewski (ep), Jeph Loeb (ep)
NORMAL PEOPLE (Ordered straight to series)
Follows the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in small town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world, but Connell hangs at the side lines, shy and uncertain.
Studio Element Pictures/BBC Three
Team Sally Rooney (w, ep), Alice Birch (w), Mark O’Rowe (w), Ed Guiney (ep), Andrew Lowe (ep), Emma Norton (ep), Anna Ferguson (ep), Lenny Abrahamson (d, ep), Hettie McDonald (d)
Cast Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal
REPRISAL (Picked up to series)
After being left for dead, a relentless femme fatale leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads
Studio A+E Studios/The Littlefield Company
Team Josh Corbin (w, ep), Warren Littlefield (ep), Jonathan Van Tulleken (d, ep), Ann Johnson (co-ep), Graham Littlefield (co-ep)
Cast Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, Madison Davenport, Rhys Wakefield, David Dastmalchian, W. Earl Brown,d Gilbert Owuor
UNTITLED MARY LAWS PROJECT (Ordered straight to series)
Horror anthology in which, through encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast. Based on short-story collection 'North American Lake Monsters: Stories' by Nathan Ballingrud
Studio Annapurna Television
Team Mary Laws (w, ep), Babak Anvari (ep), Lucan Toh (ep)
WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA (Ordered straight to series)
Set in early-’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, it tracks Wu-Tang Clan’s formation -- a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young black men who are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
Studio Imagine Television
Team The RZA (w, ep), Alex Tse (w, ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Chris Robinson (d, ep)
Cast Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander, Ebony Obsidian
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