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

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Year
2019 Netflix Pilots & Series Orders

2019 Netflix Pilots & Series Orders

Comedy

BLACK EXCELLENCE (single camera)
Ordered straight to series

STUDIO: Khalabo Ink Society
TEAM: Kenya Barris (w, ep), Rashida Jones (ep), Hale Rothstein (ep)
LOGLINE: Family comedy inspired by Kenya Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race and culture.
CAST: Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones

THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE OF ASHLEY GARCIA (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 16 episodes

STUDIO:
TEAM: Seth Kurland (w, ep, sr), David Kendall (w, ep), Mario Lopez (ep)
LOGLINE: Ashley Garcia, the world’s only 15-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist, gets the chance to work for NASA. She moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player-turned-high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk.
CAST: Paulina Chavez, Jencarlos Canela

IT’S BRUNO!
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes

STUDIO: Stage 13/SLI Entertainment/Phiphen Pictures
TEAM: Solvan “Slick” Naim (w, d, ep), Molly Conners (p), Amanda Bowers (p), Vincent Morano (p)
LOGLINE: Follows dog lover Malcolm, his best friend and canine companion Bruno and the adventures that take place on their vibrant Brooklyn block.
CAST: Solvan “Slick” Naim, Rob Morgan, Shakira Barrera

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH (animated)
Ordered straight to series

STUDIO: Netflix/Atomic Cartoons
TEAM: Max Brallier (w, ep), Scott Peterson (ep, sr),  Matthew Berkowitz (ep), Jennifer Twiner McCarron (ep)
LOGLINE: 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. Based on the book series by Max Brallier.
CAST: Nick Wolfhard, Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, Charles Demers

MEDICAL POLICE
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes

STUDIO: Warner Horizon Scripted TV
TEAM: Rob Corddry (w, ep), Jonathan Stern (w, ep), David Wain (w, d, ep), Kristen Johnson (w, co-ep), Bill Benz (d)
LOGLINE: Two American physicians stationed at a pediatric hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, discover a civilization-threatening virus. They are recruited as government agents in a race against time and around the world to find a cure and uncover a dark conspiracy.
CAST: Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Lake Bell (recurring), Rob Corddry (recurring), Ken Marino (recurring), Malin Akerman (recurring), Sarayu Blue (recurring)

MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes

STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment/TrillTV
TEAM: Tucker Cawley (w, ep, sr), Dennis Quaid (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Wendi Trilling (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Don Quinn is a strong-willed patriarch who must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend. Envisioned as possible anthology series exploring other holidays.
CAST: Dennis Quaid, Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin, Ashley Tisdale, Adam Rose, Hayes MacArthur

NO GOOD NICK (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 20 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: David H. Steinberg (w, ep), Keetgi Kogan (w, ep), Andy Fickman (d)
LOGLINE: Liz and Ed are a hyper-competitive career mom and lovable but dorky “fun dad” who unwittingly welcome 13-year-old Nick (short for Nicole) into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda.
CAST: Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Siena Agudong, Kalama Epstein, Lauren Lindsey Donzis

Q-FORCE (animated)
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes

STUDIO: Universal TV/Hazy Mills/Fremulon/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Gabe Liedman (w, ep, sr), Sean Hayes (ep), Todd Milliner (ep), Mike Schur (ep), David Miner (ep)
LOGLINE: Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force — a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ superspies — have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures.
CAST:

THE POLITICIAN (hourlong)
Ordered straight to series; two seasons
STUDIO: Fox 21 TV Studios
TEAM: Ryan Murphy (w, d, ep, sr), Brad Falchuk (w, ep), Ian Brennan (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Payton Hobart is a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, CA, who has known since age 7 that he’s going to be president of the United States. But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected student body president, secure a spot at Harvard and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image.
CAST: Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, Benjamin Barrett, Judith Light, Bette Midler

SPECIAL
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: That’s Wonderful Productions/Stage 13
TEAM: Ryan O’Connell (w, ep), Jim Parsons (ep), Eric Norsoph (ep), Todd Spiewak (ep), Anna Dokoza (d, ep), Ross Dinerstein (p), Ross Girard (p), Colin Frederick (p), Alison Mo Massey (p)
LOGLINE: A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants. Based loosely on Ryan O’Connell’s upbringing and experience.
CAST: Ryan O’Connell, Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew, Patrick Fabian

TURN UP CHARLIE
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Brown Eyed Boy Productions/Green Door Pictures
TEAM: Idris Elba (ep), Gary Reich (ep), Tristram Shapeero
(ep), Matt Lipsey. Martin Joyce (co-ep), Ana Garanito (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Charlie is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a “manny” to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
CAST: Idris Elba, Frankie Hervey, Piper Perabo, JJ Feild, Angela Griffin (recurring), Guz Khan (recurring), Jocelyn Jee Esein (recurring), Jade Anouka (recurring), Cameron King (recurring), Dustin Demri-Burns (recurring)

UNTITLED MINDY KALING PROJECT
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes

STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Mindy Kaling (w, ep, sr), Lang Fisher (w, ep, sr), Howard Klein (ep), David Miner (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s childhood.
CAST: TBA

Drama

AGE OF SAMURAI: BATTLE FOR JAPAN
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix/Smithsonian Canada/Cream Productions
TEAM: Simon George (ep), David Brady (ep), Kate Harrison (ep), Matthew Booi (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan when several powerful warlords fought to become absolute ruler. It brings to life a cast of characters in an epic struggle through stylized drama that will pay homage to the noir of graphic novels and Japanese art.
CAST: TBA

AWAY
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: True Jack Productions/6th & Idaho/Universal Television
TEAM: Andrew Hinderaker (w, ep), Jason Katims (w, ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Jessica Goldberg (ep, sr), Adam Kassan (ep), Michelle Lee (ep), Jeni Mulein (ep), Ed Zwick (d, ep)
LOGLINE: American astronaut Emma Green must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission. It is a series about hope, humanity and how we need one another if we are to achieve impossible things.
CAST: Hilary Swank

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Walden Media
TEAM: Michael De Luca (ep), Lucy Kitada (ep), Rachel Shukert (ep, sr), Lucia Aniello (d, ep), Ann M. Martin (p), Naia Cucukov (p)
LOGLINE: Follows the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends in Stoneybrook, CT, as the entrepreneurial girls maneuver the launch and success of their business while staving off competition and overcoming various growing pains along the way. .Based on Ann M. Martin’s book series.
CAST: TBA

COWBOY BEBOP
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Tomorrow Studios
TEAM: Chris Yost (w, ep)Josh Appelbaum (ep, sr), Andre Nemec (ep, sr), Jeff Pinkner (ep, sr), Scott Rosenberg (ep, sr), Marty Adelstein (ep), Becky Clements (ep), Yasuo Miyakawa (ep), Masayuki Ozaki (ep), Shin Sasaki (ep), Tetsu Fujimura (ep), Matthew Weinberg (ep), Alex Garcia Lopez (d)
LOGLINE: Live-action remake of Japanese manga series follows a ragtag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world — for the right price.
CAST: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell

CRIMINAL
Ordered straight to series; 12 episodes
STUDIO: Idiotlamp Productions
TEAM: George Kay (w, ep, sr), Jim Field Smith (d, ep, sr), Frederic Mermoud (w), Antonin Martin-Hilbert (w), Mathieu Missoffe (w), Oliver Hirschbiegel (w), Bernd Lange (w), Sebastian Heeg (w),   Mariano Barroso (w), Alejandro Hernández (w), Manuel Martín Cuenca (w)
LOGLINE: Set exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite, the stripped-down, cat-and-mouse drama will focus on the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.
CAST: Nicholas Pinnock, David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Katherine Kelly Lee Ingleby, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall and Shubham Saraf, Youssef Kerkour, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Jobert, Anne Azoulay, Mhamed Arezki, Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier, Sara Giraudeau, Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbuch and Jonathan Berlin star alongside Peter Kurth, Christian Berkel, Deniz Arora, Nina Hoss, Jorge Bosch, José Ángel Egido, Nuria Mencía, Daniel Chamorro, María Morales, Javi Coll and Milo Taboada star alongside Carmen Machi, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Emma Suárez, Álvaro Cervantes.

DOLLY PARTON’S HEARTSTRINGS
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Warner Bros Television/Magnolia Hill Productions/Sandollar Productions
TEAM: Dolly Parton (ep), Sam Haskell (ep), Patrick Sean Smith (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Anthology based on the stories and inspirations behind Dolly Parton’s most beloved songs. Each story will vary in tone — from love stories and inspirational tales to family dramas, Westerns and revenge comedies.
CAST: Colin O’Donoghue, Willa Fitzgerald, David Denman, Mac Davis, Vanessa Rubio, Katie Stevens, Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Jessica Collins, Camryn Manheim, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, Dolly Parton (host/recurring)

DRACULA
Ordered straight to limited series; three episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/BBC One/Hartswood Films
TEAM: Steven Moffat (w, ep), Mark Gatiss (w, ep), Sue Vertue (ep), Ben Irving (ep), Larry Tanz (ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by Bram Stoker’s novel, it will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: The dead travel fast.
CAST: Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanla, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Mark Gatiss

THE EDDY
Ordered straight  to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Fifty Fathoms/Endeavor Content
TEAM: Damien Chazelle (w, ep, sr), Alan Poul (ep), Glen Ballard (ep), Patrick Spence (ep), Katie Swinden (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in contemporary multicultural Paris, it revolves around a club, its owner, the house band and the chaotic city that surrounds them. Features dialogue in French, English and Arabic.
CAST: Amandla Stenberg, Andre Holland, Joanna Kulig

FIREFLY LANE
Ordered straight  to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Made Up Stories
TEAM: Maggie Friedman (w, ep, sr), Stephanie Germain (ep), Kristin Hannah (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Kate and Tully meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the two women go their separate ways, and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile. Based on Kristin Hannah’s novel.
CAST: TBA

GENTEFIED (half-hour)
Ordered straight  to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Macro
TEAM: Marvin Lemus (w, d, co-ep), Linda Yvette Chávez (w, co-ep), Monica Macer (ep, sr), America Ferrara (ep), Teri Weinberg (ep), Charles D. King (ep), Kim Roth (ep), Aaliyah Williams (ep)
LOGLINE: Three Mexican-American cousins struggle to chase the American Dream in a rapidly changing Los Angeles, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear: their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather and the family taco shop.
CAST: Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Carlos Santos, Joaquin Cosio,
Julissa Calderon (recurring), Annie Gonzalez (recurring), Laura Patalano (recurring), Felipe Esparza (recurring), Rafael Sigler (recurring), Jaime Alvarez (recurring), Bianca Melgar (recurring), Michelle Ortiz (recurring), Alejandro Patiño (recurring)

I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/21 Laps
TEAM: Jonathan Entwistle (d, ep), Christy Hall (w, ep), Shawn Levy (ep), Dan Levine (ep), Dan Cohen (ep), Josh Barry (ep)
LOGLINE: follows a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers that are beginning to awaken within her. Based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel The End of the F***ing World.
CAST: Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong (recurring), Richard Ellis (recurring)

THE LIBERATOR (animated)
Ordered straight to limited series; four episodes
STUDIO: A+E Studios
TEAM: Jeb Stuart (w, ep), Bob Shaye (ep), Michael Lynne (ep), Sarah Victor (ep), L.C. Crowley (ep), Grzegorz Jonkajtys (d, ep), Brandon Barr (ep), Mark Apen (ep), Jossen Kershaw (co-ep)
LOGLINE: True story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit as they fought for over 500 days to liberate Europe. First project produced in Trioscope, an enhanced hybrid animation technology that combines state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance.
VOICE CAST: Bradley James, Martin Sensmeier

JUPITER’S LEGACY
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Steven S. DeKnight (w, d, ep, sr), Mark Miller (ep), Andy Muschietti (d, ep), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (ep), Dan McDermott (ep), Frank Quitely (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in present day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
CAST: Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Matt Lanter, Mike Wade, Tenika Davis (recurring)

LOCKE & KEY (passed on at Hulu)
Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: IDW Entertainment
TEAM: Joe Hill (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep, sr), Andy Muschietti (d, ep), Aron Eli Coleite (ep), Meredith Averill (ep), Lindsey Springer (ep), Ted Adams (ep), David Ozer (ep), Michael Morris (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After the gruesome murder of their father, three siblings move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them.
CAST: Darby Stanchfield, Francis O’Connor, Nate Corddry, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Megan Charpentier, Owen Teague, Jack Mulhern, Danny Glover, Griffin Gluck, Steven Williams (recurring)

THE MAGIC ORDER
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Atomic Monster
TEAM: Mark Millar (w, ep), Lindsey Beers (w, ep, sr), James Wan (d, ep), Michael Clear (ep), Rob Hackett (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Five families of magicians sworn to protect our world must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness — unless the darkness gets them first. Based on the comic book created by Mark Millar.
CAST: TBA

OUTER BANKS
Ordered straight to series;; 10 episodes
STUDIO:
TEAM: Jonas PAte (w, ep), Josh Pate (w, ep), Shannon Burke (ep)
LOGLINE: Set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where a tight-knit group of teens from the wrong side of the tracks called the “Pogues” embark on a mission to find their ringleader’s missing father. In the process, they stumble across a treasure map that unearths a long-buried secret.
CAST: Charles Esten, Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey

PIECES OF HER
Picked up to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Made Up Stories
TEAM: Charlotte Stoudt (w, ep, sr), Lesli Linka Glatter (d, ep), Bruna Papandrea (ep)
LOGLINE: When a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall with her mother suddenly explodes into violence, an adrift young woman’s conception of her mother is forever changed. As figures from her mother’s past start to resurface, she is forced to go on the run, and on that journey, she begins to piece together the truth of her mother’s previous identity and uncovers secrets of her childhood.
CAST: TBA

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Scott Frank (w, d, ep), Allan Scott (w, ep), William Horberg (ep)
LOGLINE:  Set during the Cold War era, it tells the story of orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon from ages 8 to 22 as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world. Based on Walter Tevis’ novel.
CAST: Anya Taylor-Joy

RATCHED
Ordered straight to series for two seasons; 18 episodes
STUDIO: Fox 21 TV Studios
TEAM: Evan Romansky (w, co-ep), Ryan Murphy (ep), Michael Douglas (ep), Aleen Keshishian (ep), Margaret Riley (ep), Jacob Epstein (ep), Sarah Paulson (p), Paul Zaentz (p)
LOGLINE: Origins story, beginning in 1947, story about Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows her journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster and her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
CAST: Sarah Paulson, Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Rosanne Arquette (recurring)

SWEET MAGNOLIAS
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Daniel L. Paulson Productions
TEAM: Sherryl Woods (ep), Sheryl J. Anderson (ep, sr), Daniel L. Paulson (ep), Norman Buckley (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, shepherd one another through the complexities of romance, career and family. Based on the novel by Sherryl Woods.
CAST: Monica Potter, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley

UNORTHODOX
Ordered straight to four-part miniseries
STUDIO: Studio Airlift/Real Film Berlin
TEAM: Anna Winger (w, ep), Alexa Karolinski (w), Maria Schrader (d)
LOGLINE: A young Orthodox Jewish woman leaves an arranged marriage in New York and sets out on her own to Berlin. English- and Yiddish-language series is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s memoir.
CAST: Shira Haas, Jeff Wilbusch, Amit Rahav

WARRIOR NUN
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: 
TEAM: Simon Barry (w, ep, sr), Stephen Hegyes (ep), Amy Berg (cp), Terri Hughes Burton (co-ep)
LOGLINE: 19-year-old Ava wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
CAST: Alba Baptista, Toya Turner, Tristan Ulloa, Thekla Reuten, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, Emilio Sakraya, Sylvia De Fanti

WHAT/IF
Ordered straight to limited series
STUDIO: Page Fright/Atlas Entertainment/Compari Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television,
TEAM: Mike Kelley (w, ep, sr), Robert Zemeckis (ep), Phillip Noyce (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Anthology series explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.
CAST: Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Juan Castano, Keith Power, Saamer Usmani, Tyler Ross (recurring), Derek Smith (recurring), Nana Ghana (recurring), Monique Kim (recurring), Marissa Cuevas (recurring)

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