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

2020 Hulu Pilots & Series Orders

2020 Hulu Pilots & Series Orders

9 Pilots
9 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 Michael Keaton

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

THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY (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, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho, Emmy DeOliveira, Seth Carr, Marta Timofeeva

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


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

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


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