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

2020 Peacock Pilots & Series Orders

2020 Peacock Pilots & Series Orders

11 Pilots
11 Series Orders


ANGELYNE (Ordered straight to limited series)

Story about fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne.

Studio UCP

Team Allison Miller (w, ep, sr), Lucy Tcherniak (d, ep), Sam Esmail (ep), Chad Hamilton (ep), Angelyne (ep)

Cast Emmy Rossum, Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Jefferson Hall, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim

THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS (Ordered straight to limited series; 10 episodes)

Based on the movie franchise, the series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.


Team Malcolm D. Lee (w, ep), Lynne North (w, ep),

Cast Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau

DR. DEATH (Ordered straight to limited series)

The disturbing true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, he was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him. Based on the Wondery podcast.

Studio UCP

Team Patrick Macmanus (w, ep), Jason Blumenthal (ep), Steve Tisch (ep), Hernan Lopez (ep), Marshall Lewy (ep), Stephen Frears (d), Maggie Kiley (d), Jennifer Morrison (d), So Yong Kim (d)

Cast Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, AnnaSophia Robb, Chris Sullivan, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Grace Gummer, Molly Griggs, Maryann Plunkett, Carrie Preston

NOUGHTS + CROSSES (Ordered straight to series)

Callum McGregor is a Nought, and Sephy Hadley is a Cross and the daughter of a prominent politician. Destiny crosses their divergent paths, and they’re swept away in a romance that seems doomed from the start.

Studio Mammoth Screen/Participant/Roc Nation

Team Lydia Adetunji (w, ep), Nathaniel Price (w), Rachel Le-Lahay (w), Julian Holmes (d), Koby Adom (d), Johann Knobel (p), Jeff Skoll (ep), Miura Kite (ep), Kibwe Tavares (ep), Preethi Mavahalli (ep), Damien Timmer (ep)

Cast Jack Rowan, Masali Baduza, Jonathan Ajayi, Helen Baxendale, Paterson Joseph, Josh Dylan, Shaun Dingwall, Jonathan Ajayi, Kike Brimah, Rakie Ayola, Bonnie Mbuli, Ian Hart.

ONE OF US IS LYING (Pickled up to series; eight episodes)

The story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Based on the novel by Karen M. McManus

Studio UCP/5 More Minutes Productions

Team Erica Saleh (w, ep), Darío Madrona (ep, sr), John Sacchi (ep), Matt Groesch (ep) Jennifer Morrison (d, p),

Cast Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Jessica McLeod, Barrett Carnahan, Melissa Collazo 


BUST DOWN (Ordered straight to series; six episodes)

Four casino employees in a dead-end job in Middle America attempt to find self-worth in their bad ideas.

Studio Universal Television/Broadway Video

Team Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Hilary Marx (ep), Richie Keen (d), Guy Stodel (co-ep), Adrien Finkel (ep)

Cast Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, Jak Knight

GIRLS5EVA (Ordered straight to series)

A one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s reunites to give their pop star dreams one more shot.

Studio Universal Television

Team Meredith Scardino (w, ep), Tina Fey (ep), Robert Carlock (ep), Jeff Richmond (ep), David Miner (ep), Eric Gurian (ep), Kat Coiro (d)

Cast Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Ashley Park

MACGRUBER (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot is released from prison after rotting in there for over a decade. His new mission will be to take down a mysterious villain from his past: Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the cross-hairs, MacGruber must race against time to defeat the forces of evil, only to find that evil may be lurking within. Based on the 2010 feature.

Studio Universal Television/Broadway Video

Team Will Forte (w, ep), Jorma Taccone (d, ep), John Solomon (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), John Goldwyn (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Erin David (ep)

Cast Will Forte

PUNKY BREWSTER (Picked up to series; 10 episodes)

Continuation of the 1984-88 sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad. Punky is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy, a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self.

Studio Universal Content Productions/Universal Television

Team Steve Armogida (w, ep), Jim Armogida (w, ep), Soleil Moon Frye (ep), David Duclon (ep), Jimmy Fox (ep), Jonathan Judge (d, ep)

Cast Soleil Moon Frye, Cherie Johnson, Quinn Copeland, Lauren Donzis, Oliver De Los Santos, Noah Cottrell

SAVED BY THE BELL (Picked up to series)

California Governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high school and proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state, including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality. Update of the 1989-93 series.

Studio Universal Television

Team Tracey Wigfield (w, ep), Peter Engel (ep), Franco Bario (ep),

Cast Josie Totah, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, John Michael Higgins, Dexter Darden, Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Belmont Cameli

UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

FKA Killing It

Focuses on class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. It's also about hunting really big snakes.

Studio Universal Television

Team Dan Goor (w, ep), Luke Del Tredici (w, ep), Craig Robinson (ep), Marc Shulman (ep)

Cast Craig Robinson



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