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

2020 Hulu Pilots & Series Orders

2020 Hulu Pilots & Series Orders

1 Pilots
12 Series Orders


CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS (Ordered straight to series)

Two female college students in Dublin forge an unexpected, strange and sexually charged relationship with an older married couple, which results in a complicated pair of love triangles that upends their lives.

Studio Element Pictures

Team Sally Rooney (ep), Ed Guiney (ep), Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Rose Garnett Tommy Bulfin (ep), Alice Birch (w), Lenny Abrahamson (d), Catherine Magee (p)

DOPESICK (Ordered straight to limited series)

Looks into the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, taking viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA and to the opulence of “one percenter” Big Pharma Manhattan. The portraits of the various affected families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is right now, while shining a hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history. Based on Beth Macy’s bestselling book

Studio Fox 21 Television Studios

Team Danny Strong (w, ep), Warren Littlefield (ep), Michael Keaton (ep), Barry Levinson (d, ep), John Goldwyn (ep), Beth Macy (ep), Karen Rosenfelt (ep)

Cast Kaitlyn Dever, Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, Rosario Dawson, John Hoogenakker, Philippa Soo, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jake McDorman, Ray McKinnon (recurring), Cleopatra Coleman (recurring), Jaime Ray Newman recurring), Andrea Frankle (recurring), Will Chase (recurring), Rebecca Wisocky, (recurring), Meagen Fay (recurring)

THE DROPOUT (Ordered straight to limited series)

Follows the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, a chemical engineering prodigy who dropped out of Stanford to launch a healthcare technology company promising to revolutionize blood testing, which became Theranos. The highflying tech startup eventually was exposed as “massive fraud." Based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast

Studio Fox Searchlight TV

Team Elizabeth Meriwether (ep), Liz Heldens (ep), Liz Hannah (ep), Rebecca Jarvis (ep), Taylor Dunn (ep), Victoria Thompson (ep), Michael Showalter (d, ep), Jordana Mollick (ep)

Cast Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews

THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE (Ordered straight to limited series)

Inspired by the true story of the controversial “texting-suicide” case, it follows Michelle Carter's relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her controversial conviction of involuntary manslaughter.

Studio UCP

Team Liz Hannah (w, ep, sr), Patrick Macmanus (w, ep, sr), Brittany Kahan Ward (ep)

Cast Elle Fanning

MONSTERLAND (Ordered straight to series)

FKA Untitled Mary Laws Project

Horror anthology in which, through encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast. Based on short-story collection 'North American Lake Monsters: Stories' by Nathan Ballingrud.

Studio Annapurna Television

Team Mary Laws (w, ep), Babak Anvari (ep), Lucan Toh (ep)

Cast Mike Colter

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (Ordered straight to limited series)

Set at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty.

Studio Made Up Stories/Blossom Films/Endeavor Content

Team David E. Kelley (w, ep, sr) John Henry Butterworth (w, ep, sr), Samantha Strauss (w), Nicole Kidman (ep), Bruna Papandrea (ep), Steve Hutensky (ep), Per Saari (ep), Liane Moriarty (ep), Jonathan Levine (d, ep)

Cast Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarrthy, Manny Jacinto, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, Tiffany Boone, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall

THE OLD MAN (Moved from FX; ordered straight to series)

Dan Chase absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Studio Fox 21 Television Studios/The Littlefield Company

Team Jon Steinberg (w, ep), Robert Levine (w, ep), Warren Littlefield (ep), Jeff Bridges (ep), Dan Shotz (ep), David Schiff (ep)

Cast Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Heck

PAM & TOMMY (Ordered straight to limited series; working title)

Focuses on 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, the tabloid power couple of the '90s. It focuses on their relationship going back to the whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995. A leaked VHS sex tape turned into a big legal dispute with Anderson suing the video distribution company.

Studio Point Grey/Limelight/Annapurna

Team Rob Siegel (w, ep), Craig Gillespie (d), Seth Rogen (ep), Evan Goldberg (ep), Dylan Sellers (ep)

Cast Lily James, Sebastian Stan


LOVE, VICTOR (Ordered straight to series; moved from Disney+)

FKA Love, Simon

Follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School, on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. Based on the 2018 movie 'Love, Simon'

Studio 20th Century Fox TV

Team Isaac Aptaker (w, ep), Elizabeth Berger (w, ep), Adam Fishbach (ep), Isaac Klausner (ep), Marty Bowen (ep)

Cast Michael Cimino, Ana Ortiz, Rachel Naomi Hilson, James MArtinez, Isabella Ferreira, MAteo Fernandex, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, Mason Gooding

KOALA MAN (Ordered straight to series; animated; eight episodes)

Follows a family patriarch who lives a not-so-secret identity as Koala Man, who possesses a burning passion to snuff out petty crime and bring order to his community in an Australian suburb.

Studio 20th Television Animation

Team Michael Cusack (w, ep), Dan Hernandez (w, ep, sr), Benji Samit w, ep, sr), Justin Roiland (ep)

Cast Michael Cusack

MARVEL'S M.O.D.O.K. (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Follows the megalomaniacal M.O.D.O.K., who long has pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet.

Studio Marvel Studios

Team Jordan Blum (w, ep), Patton Oswalt (w, ep), Brett Crawley (ep), Robert Maitia (ep), Grant Gish (ep), Joe Quesada (ep), Karim Zreik (ep), Jeph Loeb (ep)

Cast Patton Oswalt, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ben Schwartz, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly, Sam Richardson

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING (Ordered straight to series)

Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.

Studio 20th Century Fox TV

Team Steve Martin (w, ep), John Hoffman (w, ep), Martin Short (ep), Selena Gomez (ep), Dan Fogelman (ep), Jess Rosenthal (ep)

Cast Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane (recurring)


Julio Lopez is a punk-ass bitch with a heart of gold who goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Inspired by the life and stand-up comedy of Chris Estrada, it explores Julio’s attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family and navigate working-class life in South Central Los Angeles.

Studio ABC Signature

Team Chris Estrada (w, ep), Jake Weisman (w ,ep, sr), Matt Ingebretson (w, ep, sr), Pat Bishop (w, d, ep, sr), Fred Armisen (ep)

Cast Chris Estrada



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