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


2020 AMC Pilots & Series Orders

5 Pilots
5 Series Orders


NATIONAL ANTHEM (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

Tragically funny story of a middle-class Midwestern family tumbling down the ladder of American society, periodically bursting into song as they struggle to catch themselves.


Team Scott Z. Burns (w, d, ep), Mark Johnson (ep), T Bone Burnett (mp)

Cast TBA

PANTHEON (Animated; ordered straight to series; two seasons)

Season 1 focuses on Maddie, a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger soon is revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI,” but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. Based on a series of short stories by Ken Liu.

Studio AMC Studios

Team Craig Silverstein (w, ep, sr), Ken Liu (cp)

Cast Taylor Schilling, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Paul Dano, Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Ron Livingston, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jaffrey, Scoot McNairy, Anika Noni Rose, Grey Griffin, SungWon Cho, Kevin Durand, Samuel Roukin, Krystina Alabado

61ST STREET (Ordered straight to series; two seasons)

Moses Johnson is a promising black high school athlete who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. Taken by the police as a supposed gang member, he finds himself in the eye of the storm as police and prosecutors seek revenge for the death of an officer during a drug bust gone wrong.

Studio AMC Studios

Team Peter Moffat (w, ep, sr), J. David Shanks (ep, sr), Michael B. Jordan (ep), Alana Mayo (ep), Hilary Salmon (ep)

Cast Courtney B. Vance, Tosin Cole, Bentley Green

SOULMATES (Anthology; ordered straight to series)

FKA Untitled Will Bridges/Brett Goldstein Project

Set 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soulmate. The series uses the sci-fi conceit to tell six stories about the cost of finding true love, all different in tone and featuring a spectrum of people and relationships. Based on the short film 'For Life.'

Studio Fearless Minds

Team Will Bridges (w, d, ep), Brett Goldstein (w, ep), Jolyon Symonds (ep), Rob Savage (d), Marco Kreuzpaintner (d), Andrea Harkin (d)

Cast Sarah Snook, David Costabile, Sonya Cassidy, Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt, JJ Feild


KEVIN CAN F*** HIMSELF (Ordered script-to-series)

Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, it probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the sitcom wife -- and asks what the world looks like through her eyes. It also imagines what happens when she escapes her confines and takes the lead in her own life


Team Valerie Armstrong (w, ep), Rashida Jones (ep), Will McCormack (ep),

Cast Annie Murphy, Eric Petersen, Mary Hollis Inboden, Alex Bonifer


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