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

2020 Apple TV Pilots & Series

2020 Apple TV Pilots & Series Orders

7 Pilots
7 Series Orders


HEDY LAMARR (Ordered straight to series; originally developed at Showtime);

FKA Untitled Hedy Pamarr Project

Follows the life story of the Hollywood glamour girl Hedy Lamarr spanning 30 years from her daring escape from pre-war Vienna to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywood to her fall and eventual disgrace at the dawn of the Cold War.

Studio Endeavor Content

Team Sarah Treem (w, ep), Warren Liuttlefield (ep)., Gal Gadot (ep), Katie Robbins (ep), Adam Haggiag (co-p), Alexandra Dean (co-p)

Cast Gal Gadot

SEVERANCE (Ordered straight to series)

Set at Lumen Industries, a company that’s looking to take work-life balance to a new level.

Studio Endeavor Content/Red Hour Productions

Team Dan Erickson (w, ep), Ben Stiller (d, ep), Chris Black (ep), Nicky Weinstock (ep), Jackie Cohn (ep), Adam Scott (p), Patricia Arquette (p)

Cast Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Britt Lower, Jen Tullock, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman

SWAGGER (Ordered strai8ght to series)

Explores the world of youth basketball and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Inspired by Kevin Durant’s youth basketball experiences.

Studio Imagine Television Studios/CBS TV Studios

Team Reggie Rock Bythewood (w, ep, sr), Kevin Durant (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep), Rich Kleiman (ep)

Cast O'Shea Jackson, Quvenzhané Wallis

ECHO 3 (Ordered straight to series; six episodes)

Amber Chesborough is a brilliant young scientist and the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband — two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts — struggle to find her against the explosive backdrop of a secret war.

Studio Keshet Studios/Apple

Team Mark Boal (w, ep, sr), Jason Horwitch (ep, sr), Peter Traugott (ep), Stan Wlodkowski (ep), Omri Givon (ep), Eitan Mansuri (ep), Jonathan Doweck (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Karni Ziv (ep)

Cast TBA


THE AFTERPARTY (Ordered straight to series; single camera)

Murder mystery set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.

Studio Sony Pictures TV/TriStar Television

Team Chris Miller (w, ep, sr), Phil Lord (ep)

Cast TBA

THE SHRINK NEXT DOOR (ordered straight to series)

Follows the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz. Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home and taking over his family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs and dysfunction at its finest, Inspired by true events.

Studio MRC Television

Team Georgia Pritchett (w, ep), Michael Showalter (d, ep)

Cast Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd


A couple is on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they’re in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

Studio Broadway Video/Universal Television

Team Cinco Paul (w, ep, sr), Ken Daurio (w, cp), Lorne Michaels (ep), Cecily Strong (p)

Cast Cecily Strong


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