Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2019 USA Network Pilots & Series Orders
BRAVE NEW WORLD (Ordered straight to series)
(Originally at Syfy) Imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself. Based on Alexus Huxley's 1932 model.
Universal Content Productions/Amblin Television
David Wiener (w, ep), Grant Morrison (w, ep), Brian Taylor (w, ep)
Alden Ehrenreich, Harry Lloyd, Jessica Brown Findlay, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, Nina Sosanya
BRIARPATCH (Picked up to series)
Allegra Dill is a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered by a car bomb. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt hometown Allegra thought she left behind to its knees. based on the novel by Ross Thomas.
Universal Cable Productions/Paramount Television
Andy Greenwald (w, ep), Sam Esmail (ep), Chad Hamilton (ep), Yann Demange (d, ep), Rosario Dawson (ep)
Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty, Kim Dickens
DARE ME (Picked up to series)
An unflinching exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American façade, it dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence. It exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead. Based on the novel by Megan Abbott.
Universal Cable Productions/Film 44
Megan Abbott (w, ep), Gina Fattore (w, ep), Peter Berg (ep), Michael Lombardo (ep), Sarah Condon (ep), Karen Rosenfelt (ep)
Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola, Marlo Kelly, Rob Heaps, Paul Fitzgerald, Tammy Blanchard (recurring), (recurring), Antonio J. Bell (recurring), Alison Thornton (recurring), Chris Zylka (recurring), Taveeta Syzmanowicz (recurring)
EVEL (Ordered straight to limited series)
Based on the story of Evel Knievel as he prepares for his greatest death-defying feat, the historic Snake River Canyon jump. He's a complex man living the American dream, juggling meteoric celebrity and raising a family — and facing the very real probability that his next jump will kill him.
Wonderland Sound & Vision/UCP/Atlas Entertainment.
Etan Frankel (w, ep), Milo Ventimiglia (ep), McG (ep), Mary Viola (ep), Steven Bello (ep), Alex Gartner (ep), Charles Roven (ep), Topher Rhys-Lawrence (ep), Russ Cundiff (co-ep)
PEARSON (Picked up to series)
Untitled Suits Spinoff
Powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson is forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics and must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate the unknown territory.
Universal Cable Productions
Aaron Korsh (w, ep), Daniel Arkin (w, ep, sr), Anton Cropper (d), Doug Liman (ep), David Bartis (ep), Gene Klein (ep)
Gina Torres, Simon Kassianides, Morgan Spector, Bethany Joy Lenz, Chantel Riley, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree
MASTERS OF DOOM
The true story of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America who, along with a group of rebellious misfits, created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s, the video game Doom. Based on David Kushner's nonfiction book.
Tom Bissell (w, ep), Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (ep), Eric Robinson (ep), Jeremy Bell (ep), James Franco (ep), Dave Franco (ep), Vince Jolivette (ep), Elizabeth Haggard (ep), David Kushner (ep), D.J. Goldberg (co-ep), Rhys Thomas (d)
Eduardo Franco, Patrick Gibson, John Karna, Jane Ackermann, Siobhan Williams, Peter Friedman (recurring)