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

2020 HBO Pilots & Series Orders

2020 HBO Pilots & Series Orders

1 Pilots
3 Series Orders


DEMIMONDE (Ordered straight to series)

Epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama previously have described as revolving around a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force.

Studio Warner Bros. TV/Monkeypaw Productions/Bad Robot Productions

Cast J.J. Abrams (w, ep), Ben Stephenson (ep), Kira Snyder (ep, sr), Rand Ravich (ep, sr), Far Shariat (ep, sr)


Ruby lives a humdrum existence until one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.

Studio Entertainment One/DryWrite/Wigwam Films

Team Phoebe Waller-Bridge (ep), Vicky Jones (w, ep), Emily Leo (ep), Kate Dennis (d, ep)

Cast Merritt Wever, Domhnall Gleeson, Tamara Podemski, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (recurring)

UNTITLED LAKERS PROJECT (Picked up to series)

A fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties—a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.

Studio Hyperobject Industries

Team Max Borenstein (w, ep), Adam McKay (d, ep), Kevin Messick (ep), Jim Hecht (ep), Jason Shuman (ep), Scott Stephens (ep), Rodney Barnes (ep)

Cast John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Quincy Isaiah, Solomon Hughes, Gaby Hoffmann, Hadley Robinson, DeVaughn Nixon, Molly Gordon, Rob Morgan, Spencer Garrett, Kirk Bovill, Delante Desouza, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tamera Tomakili, Joey Brooks


SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (Ordered straight to series)

Sam is a true Kansan on the surface but beneath it all struggles to fit the hometown mold. As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace, and it leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders that don’t fit in but don’t give up. Inspired by the life of comedian and singer Everett.

Studio The Mighty Mint/Duplass Brothers Productions

Team Hannah Bos (ep), Paul Thureen (ep), Carolyn Strauss (ep), Patricia Breen (ep), Jay Duplass (d, ep), Mark Duplass (ep), Mel Eslyn (ep), Tyler Romary (ep)

Cast Bridget Everett


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