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

Network
Year
2020 Paramount Network Pilots & Series

2020 Paramount Network Pilots & Series Orders

5 Pilots
5 Series Orders

Drama

EMILY IN PARIS (Ordered straight to series)

Emily is a driven twentysomething woman from the Midwest who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity, tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm. Cultures clash as she adjusts to the challenges of life in a foreign city, while juggling her career, new friendships and love life.

Studio Jax Media

Team Darren Star (w, ep), Tony Hernandez (ep), Lilly Burns (ep), Andrew Fleming (ep), Lily Collins (p), Andrew Fleming (d), Peter Lauer (d), Zoe Cassavetes (d)

Cast Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, Bruno Gouery, Kate Walsh (recurring), William Abadie (recurring), Arnaud Viard (recurring)

COYOTE (Ordered straight to series)

The story of Ben Clemens, who, after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Studio MacLaren Entertainment/Dark Horse Entertainment/Sony Pictures TV

Team Michael Carnes (w, ep), Josh Gilbert (w, ep), David Graziano (ep, sr), Michael Chiklis (ep), Michelle MacLaren (d, ep), Mike Richardson (ep), Keith Goldberg (ep), Rebecca Hobbs (ep)

Cast Michael Chiklis, Juan Pablo Raba, Adriana Paz, Kristyan Ferrer, Octavio Pisano, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Julio Cedillo

MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN (Ordered straight to series)

Set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining is federal, state and private prisons, the story follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city completely dependent on prisons and the prisoners they contain. It is a stark and brutal look at the business of incarceration.

Studio 101 Studios

Team Taylor Sheridan (ep), Hugh Dillon (ep), David Glasser (ep)

Cast TBA

SEXY BEAST (Ordered straight to series)

Tells the origin story of Gal Dove, a brilliant thief who finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s. The series will explore the early days of Gal’s complicated relationship with Don Logan, a vicious gangster with whom Gal forms a partnership; the beginnings of his association with criminal mastermind Teddy Bass; and how Gal met and fell in love with DeeDee, an adult film star who would become his wife.

Studio Paramount Television/Anonymous Content

Team Michael Caleo (w, ep), Karyn Kusama (d, ep), Matt Manfredi (ep), Phil Hay (ep), Louis Mellis (ep), David Scinto (ep)

Cast TBA

PARADISE LOST (Ordered straight to series; working title)

FKA Heaven of Hell

A psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.

Studio Paramount Television/Anonymous Content

Team Rodes Fishburne (w, ep, co-sr), Arika Lisanne Mittman (w, ep, co-sr), John Lee Hancock (d, ep), David Kanter (ep), Jeff Okin (ep), Romeo Tirone (ep)

Cast Josh Hartnett, Bridget Regan, Elaine Hendrix (reciurring), Brett Rice (recurring), Silas Weir Mitchell (reciurring), Autry Haydon-Wilson (reciurring), John Marshall Jones (reciurring), Justin Miles (reciurring)

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