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

2020 FX Pilots & Series Orders

2020 FX Pilots & Series Orders

2 Pilots
3 Series Orders


AMERICAN HORROR STORIES (Ordered straight to series)

Hourlong anthology series that will feature a different horror story each contained episode.

Studio 20th Century Fox TV

Team Ryan Murphy

Cast TBA

SHOGUN (Ordered straight to limited series; 10 episodes)

Set in feudal Japan, it charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance. Based on James Clavell's novel.

Studio FX Productions

Team Justin Marks (w, ep), Shannon Goss (w, co-ep), Matt Lambert (w, cp), Maegan Houang (w), Emily Yoshida (wp)

Y: THE LAST MAN (Pickled up to series)

Set in a postapocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival. Based on the DC comic book series Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

Studio FX Productions

Team Eliza Clark (w, ep, sr), Melina Matsoukas (d, ep), Nina Jacobson (ep), Brad Simpson (ep), Brian K. Vaughan (ep)

Cast Ben Schnetzer, Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn. Elliot Fletcher



13 years after being impregnated by the devil, a reluctant mother and her Antichrist daughter attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but constantly are thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.

Studio Jersey Films 2nd Avenue/ShadowMachine/FX Productions

Team Darcy Fowler (w, ep), Seth Kirschner (w, ep), Kieran Valla (w, ep), Dan Harmon (ep), Danny DeVito (ep), Lucy DeVito (ep), Aubrey Plaza (ep), Monica Mitchell (ep), Corey Campodonico (ep), Alex Bulkley (ep), Steve Levy (p)

Cast Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, Aubrey Plaza


A family tries to survive a widespread technological crisis.

Studio FX Productions

Team Paul Simms (w, ep), M. Blair Breard (ep), Jonathan Krisel (d, ep),

Cast Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Lacretta


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