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

2020 Freeform Pilots & Series Orders

2020 Freeform Pilots & Series Orders

2 Pilots
3 Series Orders


CRUEL SUMMER (Picked up to series)

FKA Last Summer

Takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful and popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Studio eOne//Iron Ocean Productions

Team Bert V. Royal (w, ep), Jessica Biel (ep), Michelle Purple (ep), Max Winkler (d, ep)

Cast Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Brooklyn Sudano, Harley Quinn Smith, Froy Gutierrez, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton, Sarah Drew (recurring)



Phoebe is a thirtysomething podcast star navigating her messy life, but when her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she's forced to grow up. So she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue.

Studio ABC Signature

Team Phoebe Robinson (w, ep), Jonathan Groff (ep)

Cast Phoebe Robinson

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA (Ordered straight to limited series)

A hopeful look at the search for love, sex and connection during this time of social distancing, it will follow several interwoven stories with an ensemble of characters who are sheltering in their homes. Some are wondering if a hookup with a roommate can ever be casual, while another is kicking herself for deciding to isolate with an ex. Filmed using remote technologies while utilizing talents’ real living spaces as the backdrop.

Studio Anonymous Content

Team Joanna Johnson (w, ep), Christine Sacani (ep), Robyn Meisinger (ep)

Cast Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson, Tommy Dorfman, Rainey Qualley, Gil Bellows, Rya Kihlstedt, Ava Bellows, L. Scott Caldwell,

NONE OF THE ABOVE (Passed on; single camera)

Post-college, two friends find their transition into the “real” world messy because they don’t quite conform to expectations. Cannon’s a black guy who loves things like indie-folk and foreign films just as much as he loves hip-hop and both Michael Jordans. Valencia’s a devout Christian with a budding career guiding children in the school system and also is a big fan of premarital sex, curse words and marijuana.

Studio ABC Studios/Tornante TV

Team Kenny Smith (w, ep), Mo Marable (d, ep), Lauren Corrao (ep)

Cast Gregg Wayans, Asjha Cooper, Ron Taylor, Justin Miles, Katelyn Tarver

SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE (Picked up to series; 10 episodes)

Samantha Fink is an irreverent, 28-year-old alcoholic who, after a spectacularly embarrassing public breakdown, is forced to move back home with her overbearing mother to sober up and avoid jail time. But when her childhood best friend reveals surprising news, Samantha realizes she no longer can qualify as a party girl – she’s a walking disaster.

Studio 20th Television

Team Simone Finch (w), Jenni Konner (ep), Phil Traill (ep), Leslye Headland (d, ep)

Cast Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington, Garrick Bernard



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