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

2020-21 Disney+ Pilots & Series Orders

2020-21 Disney+ Pilots & Series Orders

1 Pilots
26 Series Orders


THE ACOLYTE (Ordered straight to series)

Revolves around shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.


Team Leslye Headland (w, ep, sr)

Cast Amandla Stenberg

AGATHA: HOUSE OF HARKNESS (Ordered straight to series)

'WandaVision' spinoff centers on villainous Agatha.

Studio Marvel/20th Television

Team Jac Schaeffer (w, ep)

Cast Kathryn Hahn

BIG SHOT (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

A temperamental college basketball coach gets fired and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school.

Studio ABC Studios

Team David E. Kelley (w, ep), Dead Lorey (w, ep), Brad Garrett (ep), Bill D’Elia (d)

Cast John Stamos, Shiri Appleby, Yvette Nicole Brown, Richard Robichauxm Sophia Mitri Schloss, Nell Verlaque, Tiana Le, Monique Green, Tisha Custodio, Cricket Wampler, Jessalyn Gilsig, CAmryn Manheim (recurring), Daisha Graf (recurring), Dale Whibley (recurring)

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT (Ordered straight to series)

Focuses on 'Star Wars' characters Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in spinoff from 'The Mandalorian' set within that series' timeline.

Studio Lucasfilm

Team Jon Favreau (w, ep), Dave Filoni (ep), Robert Rodriguez (d, ep), Kathleen Kennedy (ep), Colin Wilson (ep), Karen Gilchrist (co-ep), Carrie Beck (co-ep), John Bartnicki (p), John Hampian (co-p)

Cast Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen

THE CROSSOVER (Picked up to series)

The story of 14-year-old basketball phenom brothers Josh and JB Bell, who come of age on and off the court as their former pro-baller father adjusts to life after basketball and matriarch mother finally gets to pursue dreams of her own.

Studio 20th Television/State Street Pictures

Team Kwame Alexander (w, ep), Damani Johnson (w, ep), Dee Johnson (ep), Bob Teitel (ep), Jay Marcus (ep), George Tillman Jr. (d, ep), LeBron James (ep)

Cast Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz, Trevor Raine Bush

CULPRITS (Ordered straight to series)

Follows what happens after a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways but are being targeted by a killer one-by-one.

Studio Character 7

Team J Blakeson (w, d, ep), Stephen Garrett (ep), Johanna Devereaux (ep), Morenike Williams (p)

Cast Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Gemma Atherton, Eddie Izzard, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, Tara Abboud, Ned Dennehy, Kevin Vidal

HAWKEYE (Ordered straight to series)

Clint Barton passes the torch to Kate Bishop, a member of the group known as the Young Avengers and first female to take the Hawkeye name after Barton.Based on the Marvel Comics characters.

Studio Marvel Television

Team Jonathan Igla (w, ep)

Cast Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Tony Dalton, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Alaqua Cox, Zahn McClarnon

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER (Ordered straight to series)

Spinoff of the Captain America movies, Falcon (aka Sam Wilson) and The Winter Soldier (aka Bucky Barnes). Details under wraps.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team Malcolm Spellman (ep), Kari Skogland (d)

Cast Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruhl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, Carl Lumbly

IRONHEART (Ordered straight to series)

Teenage Riri Williams is a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team Chinaka Hodge (w, ep), Ryan Coogler (ep), Zinzi Coogler (ep), Sev Ohanian (ep), Sam Bailey (d), Angela Barnes (d)

Cast Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos, Lyric Ross, Manny Montana

JUST BEYOND (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

Based on R.L. Stine's middle-grade supernatural horror graphic novel series for Boom! Studios

Studio 20th Century Fox Television

Team Seth Grahame-Smith (w, ep), David Katzenberg (ep)

Cast Christine Ko, Malcolm Barrett, Sally Pressman, Cedric Joe, Riki Lindhome, Tim Heidecker, Gabriel Bateman, Cyrus Arnold, Arjun Athalye, Jack Gore, Logan Gray, Elisha Henig, Rachel Marsh, Jy Prishkulnik, Megan Stott, Henry Thomas, Izabela Vidovic

LOKI (Ordered straight to limited series)

Spinoff from the MArvel Cinematic Universe follows the mercurial and villainous Loki, the Asgardian god of mischief and brother of Thor, in stories that take place after the events of 'Avengers: Endgame. '


Team Michael Waldron (w, ep), Kate Herron (d, ep), Kevin Feige (ep)

Cast Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

MOON KNIGHT (Ordered straight to series)

Follows Marvel's Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team Jeffrey Slater (w, ep, sr), Mohamed Diab (d), Justin Benson (d), Aaron Moorhead (d)

Cast Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Ethan Hawke

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY (Moved from Hulu; ordered straight to series)

Four gifted orphans are recruited by a rumpled, eccentric, genius benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way. Based on the YA novel by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Studio Sonar Entertainment/20th Century Fox TV/Fanfare

Team Matt Manfredi (w, ep), Phil Hay (w, ep), Todd Slavkin (ep, sr), Darren Swimmer (ep, sr), Jamie Tarses (ep), Karen Kehela Sherwood (ep)

Cast Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Baofo, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho, Emmy DeOliveira, Seth Carr, Marta Timofeeva

NATIONAL TREASURE (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Expansion of the movie franchise focuses on Jess, a DREAMer in search of answers about her family, who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about the past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.

Studio Disney Branded Television/ABC Signature

Team Marianne Wibberley (w, ep), Cormac Wibberley (w ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jon Turteltaub (d, ep), Rick Muirragui (w, ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), KristieAnne Reed (ep), Mira Nair (d, ep)

Cast Lisette Alexis, Lyndon Smith, Zuri Reed, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Breeda Wool, Justin Bartha, Jacob Vargas (recurring)

SECRET INVASION (Ordered straight to series)

Follows MCU characters Nick Fury and the Skrull Talos, who first met in 'Captain Marvel,' and a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team TBA

Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald, Cobie Smulders

OBI-WAN KENOBI (Ordered straight to series)

Under wraps but story about Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is expected to take place between the final 'Star Wars' prequel movie 'Revenge of the Sith' and the 1977 original, later retitled 'A New Hope.'

Studio Lucasfilm

Team Jobi Harold (w, ep), Deborah Chow (d, ep)

Cast Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine

STAR WARS: AHSOKA (Ordered straight to limited series)

Set five years after the event is 'Return of the Jedi,' it centers on the Ahsoka Tano character that was introduced in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and made live-action debut in 'The Mandalorian.' Plot details under wraps.

Studio Marvel Television

Team Dave Filoni (w, ep), Jon Favreau (ep)

Cast Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ivanna Sakhno, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Hayden Christensen

STAR WARS: ANDOR (Ordered straight to limited series)

Centers on Cassian Andor character prior to the events of 'Rogue One' in the early days of the rebellion against the Empire.

Studio Lucasfilm

Team Toby Haynes (d), Ben Caron (d), Susanna White (d), Stephen Schiff (w), Tony Gilroy (w)

Cast Diego Luna, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, Fiona Shaw, Kyle Soller, Robert Emms

WANDAVISION (Ordered straight to series)

Spinoff from Marvel Cinematic Universe takes place after the events of 'Avengers: Endgame' and focuses on Avengers couple Scarlet Witch (aka Wanda) and Vision.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team Jac Schaeffer (w, ep, sr)

Cast Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, Kathryn Hahn

UNTITLED ROGUE ONE SPINOFF (Ordered straight to series)

Centers on Rebel agent Andor during the early days of the Rebellion’s battle with the Empire. Based on the 2016 film 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.'


Team Tony Gilroy (w, ep, sr), Todd Haynes (d), Stephen Schiff (ep, sr)

Cast Diego Luna, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, Alan Tudyk

WILLOW (Ordered straight to series)

Set years after the events of the 1988 movie, it revolves around a group on a mission to save a kidnapped prince. Details under wraps.


Team Jonathan Kasdan (w, ep, sr), Wendy Mericle (ep, sr), Ron Howard (ep), Kathleen Kennedy (ep), Michelle Rejwan (ep), Jonathan Kasdan (ep), Wendy Mericle (ep), Roopesh Parekh (co-ep), Hannah Friedman (co-ep), Stephen Woolfenden (d), Julia Cooperman (p), Bob Dolman (cp)

Cast Warwick Davis, Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Amer Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk


CARS ON THE ROAD (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Mater and Lightning McQueen go on family-friendly cross-country road trip. Spinoff from 'Cars' film franchise.


Team TBA

Cast Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE (Ordered straight to series)

Jin Wang is an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his immigrant home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. Based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang.

Studio 20th Television

Team Kelvin Yu (w, ep, sr), Charles Yu (w, ep), Destin Daniel Cretton (d, ep), Melvin Mar (ep), Jake Kasdan (ep), Asher Goldstein (ep), Gene Luen Yang (ep)

Cast TBA

DOOGIE KAMEĀLOHA, M.D. (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha is a 16-year-old mixed-race girl who juggles a budding medical career and life as a teenager. Guiding Lahela — and also complicating things — is her family, including her spitfire Irish mother, who’s also Chief of Staff at the hospital and Lahela's supervisor, and her "local boy" Hawaiian father, who struggles to accept that Doogie is no longer his little girl Reboot of the 1989-93 series 'Doogie Howser, M.D.'

Studio 20th Television

Team Kourtney Kang (w, ep), Jake Kasdan (ep), Melvin Mar (ep), Dayna Bochco (p), Jesse Bochco (p)

Cast Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Jason Scott Lee, Mapuana Makia, Matthew Sato, Emma Meisel

THE MIGHTY DUCKS (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Reboot of the movie franchise is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.

Studio ABC Signature Studios

Team Steve Brill (w, ep), Josh Goldsmith (ep, sr), Cathy Yuspa (ep, sr), James Griffiths (d, ep), Michael Spiller (ep), George Heller (ep), Brad Petrigala (ep), Jordan Kerner (ep), Lauren Graham (co-ep)

Cast Lauren Graham, Brady Noon

THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Revival of 2001-05 Disney Channel series picks up the story of its central character Penny Proud and also include her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and her grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!).

Studio Disney Television Animation

Team Bruce W. Smith (ep), Ralph Farquhar (ep), Calvin Brown Jr. (co-ep), Jan Hirota (p)

Cast Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, JoMarie Payton, Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Mencia, Maria Canals-Barrera, Alvaro Gutierrez, Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye, Alisa Reyes, Billy Porter, Zachary Quinto, EJ Johnson

THE SANTA CLAUSE (Ordered straight to limited series; working title)

Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he’s got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the Pole. With a lot of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.

Studio 20th Television

Team Jack Burditt (ep, sr), Kevin Hench (ep), Richard Baker (ep), Rick Messina (ep)

Cast Tim Allen

SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW (Ordered straight to series)

Jennifer Walters is an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. An emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers, but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk is able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulks out.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team Kat Coiro (d, ep), Jessica Gao (w, ep), Anu Valia (d)

Cast Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Gonzaga, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jameela Jamil, Josh Segarra, Mark Ruffalo, Tim ROth

TURNER & HOOCH (Ordered straight to series; 12 one-hour episodes)

When an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want might be the partner he needs. Based on the 1989 movie.

Studio 20th Century Fox TV

Team Matt Nix (w, ep), Josh Levy (co-ep),

Cast Josh Peck, Lyndsy Fonseca, Carra Patterson, Anthony Ruivivar, Brandon Jay McLaren, Jeremy Maguire, Becca Tobin (recurring), Matt Hamilton (recurring), Paul Campbell (recurring), Cristina Rosato (recurring)



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