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

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Year
2020-21 Apple TV+ Pilots & Series

2020-21 Apple TV+ Pilots & Series Orders

44 Pilots
44 Series Orders

Drama

BAD MONKEY (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Andrew Yancy is a one-time detective demoted to restaurant inspector in Southern Florida. A severed arm found by a tourist out fishing pulls Yancy into the world of greed and corruption that decimates the land and environment in both Florida and the Bahamas. And yes, there’s a monkey. Based on Carl Hiaasen’s novel.

Studio Warner Bros. Television

Team Bill Lawrence (w, ep), Vince Vaughn (ep), Matt Tarses (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Liza Katzer (co-ep)

Cast Vince Vaughn, Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Meredith Hagner, Natalie Martinez, Rob Delaney, Ahmed Elhaj, Arturo Luis Soria

CITY ON FIRE (Ordered straight to series)

An NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band is playing her favorite downtown club, but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she’s revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious city-wide fires, the downtown music scene and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep. Based on the novel by Garth Risk Hallberg.

Studio Apple Studios/Fake Empire Productions

Team Josh Schwartz (w, ep, sr), Stephanie Savage (w, ep, sr), Jesse Peretz, (d, ep), Lis Rowinski (co-ep)

Cast Chase Sui Wonders, Wyatt Oleff, Mahkah Wright, Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman, Xavier Clyde, Max Milner, Alexandra Doke, Omid Abtahi, Kathleen Munroe, John Cameron Mitchell

THE CHANGELING (Ordered straight to series)

When Apollo and Emma have their baby, Brian, it feels like both a reward and a challenge for the new dad. Apollo, the son of a single mother, had been scraping by as a bookseller who hunts estate and garage sales for rare first editions, so even the unusual circumstance of Brian’s birth (on a stalled subway train) seems like a blessing, as does the way Apollo stumbles across a first edition of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (inscribed by Harper Lee to Truman Capote, no less) shortly thereafter. But after some young-parent squabbles and inexplicable images on their smartphones foreshadow trouble, the story turns nightmarish. Based on Victor LaValle’s novel.

Studio Annapurna/Apple Studios

Team Kelly Marcel (w, ep, sr), Melina Matsoukas (d, ep), Megan Ellison (ep), Sue Naegle (ep), Patrick Chu (ep), Ali Krug (ep), Khaliah Neal (co-ep), Victor LaValle (co-ep)

Cast LaKeith Stanfield, Adina Porter, Clark Backo

THE CROWDED ROOM (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Anthology series explores the true and inspirational stories of those who have struggled and learned to successfully live with mental illness. The first season is inspired by Daniel Keyes’ biography 'The Minds of Billy Milligan.'

Studio New Regency/Apple Studios

Team Akiva Goldsman (w, ep), Tom Holland (ep), Alexandra Milchan (ep), Arnon Milchan (ep), Yariv Milchan (ep), Michael Schaefer (ep)

Cast Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried, Emmy Rossum, Sasha Lane, Christopher Abbott, Emma Laird

DISCLAIMER (Ordered straight to series)

Catherine Ravenscroft is a successful and respected TV documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions. When an intriguing novel written by a widower appears on her bedside table, she is horrified to realize she is a key character in a story that she had hoped was long buried in the past. A story that reveals her darkest secret. A secret she thought was hers alone. Based on Renee Knight’s novel.

Studio Apple Studios/ Anonymous Content

Team Alfonso Cuarón (w, d, ep), Cate Blanchett (ep), Gabriela Rodriguez (ep), David Levine (ep), Dawn Olmstea (ep), Steve Golin (ep), Emmanuel Lubezki (dp), Bruno Delbonnel (dp), Renee Knight (co-ep)

Cast Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Hoyeon

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 Luke Evans, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Ann Collins, Elizabeth Anwesi (recurring)

THE ESSEX SERPENT (Ordered straight to series)

Newly widowed Cora, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry.

Studio See-Saw Films

Team Anna Symon (w, ep), Clio Barnard (d, ep), Jamie Laurenson (ep), Hakan Kousetta (ep), Patrick Walters (ep), Iain Canning (ep), Emile Sherman (ep), Andrea Cornwell (p)

Cast Claire Danes, Tom Huddleston

EXTRAPOLATIONS (Ordered straight to limited series)

Anthology tells stories of how the upcoming changes to the planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale. Each episode will track the worldwide battle for our mutual survival spanning the 21st century.

Studio Media Res

Team Scott Z. Burns (w, d, ep), Michael Ellenberg (ep), Greg Jacobs (ep), Dorothy Fortenberry (ep), Lindsey Springer

Cast Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Tobey Maguire, Eiza Gonzalez

FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL (Ordered straight to limited series)

Chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come. Based on the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink.

Studio `

Team John Ridley, w, d, ep ,sr), Carlton Cuse (w, ep, sr), Sheri Fink (p)

Cast Vera Farmiga, Adepero Oduye, Cornelius Smith Jr., Julie Ann Emery, Cherry Jones, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston

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

HELLO TOMORROW (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Set in a retro-future world, it revolves around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares. Jack is a salesman of great talent and ambition whose unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow inspires his co-workers and revitalizes his desperate customers, but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him.

Studio MRC Television/Mortal Media

Team Amit Bhalla (w, ep), Lucas Jansen (w, ep), Billy Crudup (ep), Jonathan Entwistle (d, ep), Blake Griffin (ep), Ryan Kalil (ep), Noah Weinstein (ep)

Cast Billy Crudup

LADY IN THE LAKE (Ordered straight to limited series)

Set in 1960s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother Maddie Schwartz to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda. Based on Laura Lippman's novel.

Studio Crazyrose/Bad Wolf America

Team Alma Har’el (w, do, ep), Dre Ryan (w, ep), Natalie Portman (ep), Lupita Nyong’o (ep), Christopher Leggett (ep), Sophie Mas (ep), Jean-Marc Vallée (ep), Nathan Ross (ep), Julie Gardner (ep), Laura Lippman (ep)

Cast Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong’o, Y’lan Noel, Mikey Madison, Brett Gelman

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME (Ordered straight to limited series)

A woman forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.

Studio 20th Television/Hello Sunshine

Team Laura Dave (w, ep), Josh Singer (w, ep), Reese Witherspoon (ep), Laura Neustadter (ep), Marisa Yeres Gill (ep), Lisa Gillan (ep), Olivia Newman (d, ep)

Cast Jennifer Garner, Angourie Rice, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY (Ordered straight to limited series; six episodes)

Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, by his friends, by even himself. On the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy experiences a seismic shift when he’s given the tremendous opportunity to briefly regain his memories, He uses this precious and fleeting lucidity to solve his nephew’s death and come to terms with his past.

Studio Apple Studios

Team Walter Mosley (w, ep), Samuel L. Jackson (ep), David Levine (ep), Eli Selden (ep), Diane Houslin (ep), Ramin Bahrani (d, ep)

Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Walton Goggins, Omar Miller, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Damon Gupton, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY (Ordered straight to series)

Set in the early 1960s, it follows Elizabeth Zott, whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere, not the professional one. When Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has. She accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – a lot more than recipes, all the while craving a return to her true love: science.

Studio

Team Susannah Grant (w, ep), Brie Larson (ep), Jason Bateman (ep), Michael Costigan (ep)

LOSING ALICE (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

Alice is a 48-year-old film director who feels irrelevant since raising her family. After a brief encounter on the train, she becomes obsessed with Sophie, a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success.

Studio Apple/Dori Media Productions/HOT

Team Sigal Avin (w, d ep), Nadav Palti (ep), Tami Mozes Borovitz (ep)

Cast Lihi Kornowski, Gal Toren, Yossi Marshak, Shai Avivi, Chelli Goldenberg

MANHUNT (Ordered straight to limited series)

Follows President Abraham Lincoln’s war secretary and friend Edwin Stanton, who nearly was driven to madness by his quest to catch assassin John Wilkes Booth and carry out Lincoln’s legacy. Based on the book 'Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer' by James Swanson.

Studio Apple Studios/Lionsgate/POV Entertainment/Walden Media/3 Arts Entertainment

Team Monica Beletsky (w, ep, sr), Carl Franklin (d, ep), Layne Eskridge Swanson (ep), Michael Rotenberg (ep), Richard Abate (ep), Frank Smith (ep), Naia Cucukov (ep)

Cast Tobias Menzies, Anthony Boyle, Lovie Simone

MASTERS OF THE AIR (Ordered straight to limited series)

Folllows the true, deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. Based on the book by Donald L. Miller.

Studio Apple Studios/Amblin Television/Playtone

Team John Orloff (w, co-ep), Graham Yost (w, co-ep), Steven Spielberg (ep), Tom Hanks (ep), Gary Goetzman (ep), Cary Joji Fukunaga (d, ep), Darryl Frank (co-ep), Justin Falvey (co-ep), Steven Shareshian (co-ep),

Cast Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Raff Law

MR. CORMAN (Ordered straight to series)

A deep cut into the days and nights of a public schoolteacher in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley.

Studio A24

Team Joseph Gordon-Levitt (w, d, ep)

Cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt

NOW AND THEN (Ordered straight to series)

Set in Miami, it explores the differences between youthful aspirations and the reality of adulthood, when the lives of a group of college best friends are forever changed after a celebratory weekend ends up with one of them dead. Now, 20 years later, the remaining five are reluctantly reunited by a threat that puts their seemingly perfect worlds at risk.

Studio Bambú Producciones

Team Ramón Campos (w, ep), Gema R. Neira (w, ep), Teresa Fernández-Valdés (ep, sr), Gideon Raff (d, ep)

Cast Rosie Perez, Marina de Tavira, José María Yazpik, Maribel Verdú, Manolo Cardona, Soledad Villamil, Željko Ivanek, Jorge Lopez, Alicia Jaziz, Dario Yazbek, Alicia Sanz, Jack Duarte, Miranda de la Serna

PHYSICAL (Ordered straight to series)

Set in a 1980s Southern California beach community. it follows Sheila, who is struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife but finds an unconventional path to power through an unlikely source: the world of aerobics.

Studio Tomorrow Studios

Team Annie Weisman (w, ep, sr)., Alexandra Cunningham (ep), Craig Gillespie (d, ep), Liza Johnson (d, ep), Stephanie Laing (d, ep), John McNamara (ep), Sera Gamble (ep), Marty Adelstein (ep) Becky Clements (ep)

Cast Rose Byrne, Paul Sparks, Rory Scovel, Lou Taylor Pucci, Della Saba, Dierdre Friel, Ashley Liao

ROAR (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

Anthology tells stories from a female point of view. Tells Based on Cecelia Ahern's book of short stories.

Studio Endeavor Content

Team Liz Flahive (w,ep, sr), Carly Mensch (w, ep, sr), Nicole Kidman (ep), Cecelia Ahern (ep), Per Saari (ep), Bruna Papandrea (ep), Steve Hutensky (ep), Allie Goss (ep), Theresa Park (ep)

Cast Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever and Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart, Kara Hayward

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, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, John Turturro

SHINING GIRLS (Ordered straight to series)

A Depression-era drifter must murder the “shining girls” in order to continue his travels. Based on Lauren Beukes’ novel.

Studio MRC Television/Appian Way

Team Silka Luisa (w, ep, sr), Elisabeth Moss (ep), Lindsey McManus (ep), Leonardo DiCaprio (ep), Jennifer Davisson (ep), Lauren Beukes (ep), Alan Page Arriaga (ep)

Cast Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Jamie Bell, Phillipa Soo

SHANTARAM (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Lin is a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India. Based on Gregory David Roberts’ novel.

Studio Anonymous Content/Paramount Television

Team Steven Lightfoot (w, ep, sr), Richard Sharkey (ep), Bharat Nalluri (d, ep), Justin Kurzel (d, ep), Steve Golin (ep), Nicole Clemens (ep), Andrea Barron (ep), Eric Singer (ep)

Cast Charlie Hunnam, Alexander Siddig

SLOW HORSES (Ordered straight to series)

Jackson Lamb is the brilliant but irascible leader of a group of spies who end up in MI5’s Slough House, having been exiled from the mainstream for their mistakes. Based on Mick Herron’s spy novels.

Studio See-Saw Films

Team Will Smith (w, ep), Graham Yost (ep), Jamie Laurenson (ep), Hakan Kousetta (ep), Iain Canning (ep), Emile Sherman (ep), Gail Mutrux (ep), Douglas Urbanski (ep), James Hawes (d)

Cast Gary Oldham, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jack Lowden, Olivia Cooke, Jonathan Pryce

SURFACE (Ordered straight to series)

Follows a woman’s quest to rebuild her life after a suicide attempt, and her struggle to remember – and understand – everything that led up to the moment when she jumped.

Studio Hello Sunshine/Apple Studios

Team Veronica West (w, ep), Reese Witherspoon (ep), Lauren Neustadter (ep), Sam Miller (d, ep)

Cast Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, François Arnaud, Marianne Jean Baptiste, Millie Brady

SURFSIDE GIRLS (Ordered straight to series)

Follows best friends Jade and Sam, who are psyched to spend their summer riding the waves and catching the rays. That is until they meet a ghost. The girls dive headfirst into a mystery about a pirate ship and the cursed treasure that allegedly lies beneath Surfside’s beloved Danger Point bluff. After meeting a pirate ghost named Remi, Sam wants to help him break the curse, while Jade is determined to find a scientific explanation for the existence of ghosts. Based on the graphic novel series by Kim Dwinell.

Studio Endeavor Content/IDW Entertainment

Team May Chan (w, ep, sr), Alex Diaz (w, ep), Julie Sagalowsky Diaz (w, ep), America Young (d, ep), Paul Stupin (ep), Lydia Antonini (ep), Paul Davidson (ep), Jeff Brustrom (ep)

Cast Miya Cech, YaYa Gosselin

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

WECRASHED (Ordered straight to limited series)

Follow the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world’s most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible. Based on thje podcast 'WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork.'

Studio Apple Studios

Team Lee Eisenberg (w, ep, sr), Drew Crevello (w, ep, sr), John Requa (d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (d, ep), Charlie Gogolak (ep), Natalie Sandy (ep). Emma Ludbrook (ep)

Cast Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, Kyle Marvin, America Ferrera

WOOL (Ordered straight to series)

Set in a ruined and toxic future where a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. Men and women live there in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.

Studio AMC Studios

Team Graham Yost (w, ep), Morten Tyldum (d, ep), Rebecca Ferguson (ep), Hugh Howey (ep), Remi Aubuchon (ep), Nina Jack (ep), Ingrid Escajeda (ep)

Cast Rebecca Ferguson, Tim Robbins, Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo, Common, Harriet Walter, Avi Nash, Chinaza Uche

Comedy

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 Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou, John Early

ACAPULCO (Ordered straight to series)

Set in 1984, a young Mexican man’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned. Inspired by the 2017 movie 'How to Be a Latin Lover.'

Studio Lionsgate Television/The Tannenbaum Company/3Pas Studios

Team Austin Winsberg (w, ep, sr), Chris Harris (ep, sr), Eduardo Cisneros (w, ep), Jason Shuman (w, ep), Eugenio Derbez (ep), Benjamin Odell (ep), Richard Shepard (d, ep)

Cast Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Damian Alcázar, Camila Perez, Raphael Alejandro

AMBER BROWN (Ordered straight to series)

An unfiltered look at a girl finding her own voice through art and music in the wake of her parents’ divorce. Amber Brown is an everykid who is going through what many children experience and making sense of her new family dynamic through her sketches and video diary. Based on the book series by Paula Danziger.

Studio Boat Rocker

Team Bonnie Hunt (w, d, ep, sr), Bob Higgins (ep), Jon Rutherford (ep)

Cast Sarah Drew, Carsyn Rose, Darin Brooks, Liliana Inouye

THE BIG DOOR PRIZE (Ordered straight to series)

It's a story about the residents of a small town called Deerfield, who one day discover a magical, destiny-predicting machine in their grocery store. Based on the novel by M.O. Walsh.

Studio Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon

Team David West Read (w, ep, sr), Miky Lee (ep), David Ellison (ep), Dana Goldberg (ep), Bill Bost (ep)

Cast Gabrielle Dennis, Damon Gupton, Josh Segarra, Sammy Fourlas

HELLO TOMORROW!

Set in a retro-future world, it revolves around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares.

Studio MRC Television

Team Amit Bhalla (w, ep), Lucas Jansen (w, ep), Billy Crudup (ep), Blake Griffin (ep), Ryan Kalil (ep), Noah Weinstein (ep)

Cast Billy Crudup, Hank Azaria, Jacki Weaver, Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Dewshane Williams

HIGH DESERT (Ordered straight to series)

Peggy is a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her mother with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, CA, and makes a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.

Studio Apple Studios

Team Nancy Fichman (w, ep), Katie Ford (w, ep) and Jennifer Hoppe (w, ep), Ben Stiller (d, ep), PAtricia Arquette (ep), Nicky Weinstock (ep), Molly Madden (ep), Tom Lassally (ep)

Cast Patricia Arquette

MR. CORMAN (Ordered straight to series)

A deep cut into the days and nights of a public schoolteacher in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley.

Studio A24

Team Joseph Gordon-Levitt (w, d, ep)

Cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt

PLATONIC (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

A pair of former best friends who met in their youth reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to re-evaluate their choices. Each season will focus on a different couple.

Studio Sony Pictures Television

Team Nick Stoller (w, d, ep), Francesca Delbanco (w, ep), Rose Byrne (ep), Seth Rogen (ep), Conor Welch (ep)

Cast Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Carla Gallo

SCHMIGADOON! (Ordered straight to series)

FKA Untitled Cinco Paul/Ken Daurio Project

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), Andrew Singer (ep), Barry Sonnenfeld (d), Cecily Strong (p), Caroline Maroney (p), Micah Frank (p), Rose Lam (p)

Cast Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, Ann Harada

SHRINKING (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

When a grieving therapist starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks, ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives -- including his own.

Studio Warner Bros Television

Team Bill Lawrence (w, ep), Brett Goldstein (w, ep), Jason Segel (w, ep)

Cast Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams, Christa Miller, Michael Urie, Luke Tennie, Lukita Maxwell

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, Kathryn Hahn, Sarayu Blue

STRANGE PLANET (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Stories of big eyed, bright blue "beings" from a planet that shares a lot in common with Earth. The aliens sunbathe and sneeze but describe these actions with phrases like "sun damage" and "face fluid explosions." Based on Nathan Pyle's webcomic and graphic novels.

Studio Apple Studios and animation/ShadowMachine

Team Dan Harmon (w, ep), Nathan Pyle (w, ep), Amalia Levari (ep, sr), Alex Bulkley (ep), Corey Campodonico (ep), Steve Levy (ep), Taylor Alexy Pyle (ep)

Cast TBA

UNTITLED MAYA RUDOLPH PROJECT (Ordered straight to series)

Molly's seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but $87 billion.

Studio Universal Televisio

Team Alan Yang (w, ep), Matt Hubbard (w ,ep), Maya Rudolph (ep), Natasha Lyonne (ep)m Danielle Renfrew Behrens (ep), Dave Becky (p)

Cast Maya Rudolph, Michaela Jaé "Mj" Rodriguez, Joel Kim Booster

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