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

2020-21 Peacock Pilots & Series Orders

2020-21 Peacock Pilots & Series Orders

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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

BEL-AIR (Ordered straight to series; two seasons)

Dramatic reboot of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' leans into the original premise: Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. The series will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions and biases that were impossible to fully explore in a 30-minute sitcom format.

Studio Universal Television/Westbrook Studios

Team T.J. Brady (ep, sr), Rasheed Newson (ep, sr), Will Smith (ep), Terence Carter (ep), James Lassiter (ep), Miguel Melendez (ep), Quincy Jones (ep), Benny Medina, Andy Borowitz (ep), Susan Borowitz (ep)

Cast Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones, Simone Joy Jones. Recurring: Karrueche Tran, Duane Martin, Joe Holt, April Parker Jones, SteVonté Hart, Scottie Thompson, Charlie Hall

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

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BEYOND SALEM (Ordered straight to limited series; five episodes)

Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich; Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans; Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix; and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami. All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem. It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure.

Studio Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Team Ken Corday (ep), Ron Carlivati (w), Albert Alarr (co-ep)

Cast Lisa Rinna, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Jackée Harry, James Reynolds, Eileen Davidson, haoo Penghlis, Leann Hunley, Christie Clark, Austin Peck, Victoria Konefal, Robert Scott Wilson, Billy Flynn, Lamon Archey, Sal Stowers, Greg Rikaart, Chandler Massey, Zachary Atticus Tinker

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

FIELD OF DREAMS (Ordered straight to limited series)

Based on the 1989 movie.

Studio Universal Television

Team Michael Schur (w, ep), Lawrence Gordon (ep), Mark Gordon (ep), David Miner (ep), Morgan Sackett (ep)

Cast TBA

GIRL IN THE WOODS (Ordered straight to series; eight episode))

Set in the Pacific Northwest, it follows Carrie’s escape from her mysterious, cult-like colony that guards the world from monsters hidden behind a secret door within the woods. Adapted from Crypt TV movies.

Studio Crypt TV

Team Casey Modderno (w, co-ep), Jack Davis (ep), Darren Brandl (ep), Krysten Ritter (d, co-ep), Jacob Chase (d, p), Joey Greene (co-p), Cameron Fuller (co-p)

Cast Stefanie Scott, Misha Osherovic, Sofia Bryant, Will Yun Lee (recurring), Kylie Liya Page (recurring), Reed Diamond (recurring), Leonard Roberts (recurring)

IRREVERENT (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

A criminal from Chicago bungles a heist and is forced to hide out in a small Australian reef town in Far North Queensland posing as the new church reverend.

Studio Matchbox Pictures

Team Paddy Macrae (w, ep, sr), Debbie Lee (ep), Andrew Knight (ep), Tom Hoffie (p), Andrew Anastasios (w), Angela McDonald (w), Darlene Johnson (w), Jonathan Teplitzky (d), Lucy Gaffy (d)

Cast Colin Donnell, PJ Byrne , Kylie Bracknell, Briallen Clarke, Tegan Stimson, Ed Oxenbould, Wayne Blair, Russell Dykstra, Calen Tassone, Jason Wilder

JOE EXOTIC (Ordered straight to limited series; originally set for NBC)

Carole Baskin, a big-cat enthusiast, learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own, and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous. Based on the Wondery podcast.

Studio UCP

Team Etan Frankel (w, ep), Hernan Lopez (ep), Marshall Lewy (ep), Aaron Hart (ep)

Cast Kate McKinnon, John Cameron Mitchell, Brian Van Holt, Nat Wolff, Sam Keeley, Lex Mayson, Dean Winters, Joel Marsh Garlan, Kyle MacLachlan, Marlo Kelly

LAST LIGHT (Ordered straight to series; five episodes)

Tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos. Based on the novel by Alex Scarrow.

Studio MGM International TV Productions/Viaplay

Team Patrick Massett (w, ep, sr), John Zinman (w, ep, sr) Matthew Fox (ep), William Choi (ep), Dennie Gordon (d, ep), Sydney Gallonde (ep), Rikke Ennis (ep), Patrick Renault (ep), Peter Settman (ep)

Cast Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Tom Wlaschiha, Hakeem Jomah

THE LOST SYMBOL (Picked up to series; moved from NBC)

FKA Dan Brown's Langdon; Langdon

Follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. Based on Dan Brown's novel 'The Lost Symbol.'

Studio CBS TV Studios/Universal Television/Imagine Television

Team Dan Dworkin (w, ep), Jay Beattie (w, ep), Dan Brown (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Ron Howard (ep), Samie Falvey (ep), Anna Culp (ep)

Cast Ashley Zukerman, Valorie Curry, Eddie Izzard, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Beau Knapp, Raoul Bhaneja (recurring), Sammi Rotibi (recurring), Keenan Jolliff (recurring)

THE MISSING (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham's belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, he is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down. Based on Dror A. Mishani's novel 'The Missing File.'

Studio Keshet Studios/Universal Television

Team David E. Kelley (w, ep, sr), Matthew Tinker (ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Alon Shrutzman (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Karni Ziv (ep)

Cast Jeff Wilbusch, Juliana Canfield, Karen Robinson, Michael Mosley

MRS. DAVIS (Ordered straight to series)

Plot details under wraps, but it's described as an exploration of faith versus technology — an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions, although plot details are being kept under wraps.

Studio Warner Bros. Television

Team Tara Hernandez (w, ep, sr), Damon Lindelof (w, ep)

Cast Betty Gilpin, Jake McDorman, Margo Martindale, Andy McQueen, Ben Chaplin

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, Alimi Ballard (recurring)

POKER FACE (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

Plotline under wraps but described as character driven, case-of-the-week mystery.

Studio MRC Television/T-Street

Team Rian Johnson (w, d, ep), Ram Bergman (ep), Nena Rodrigue (ep), Natasha Lyonne (ep), Maya Rudolph (co-ep), Danielle Renfrew Behrens (co-ep)

Cast Natasha Lyonne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody, Stephanie Hsu, Benjamin Bratt, David Castañeda, Dascha Polanco, Lil Rel Howery, Chloë Sevigny, Ellen Barkin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Judith Light, Nick Nolte, Clea DuVall, Shane Paul McGhie, Angel Desai, Jasmine Aiyana Garvin, Leslie Silva, Rhea Perlman, Chelsea Frei, Rowan Blanchard

QUEER AS FOLK (Ordered straight to series)

Set in New Orleans, it follows a diverse group of friends whoses lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. Reboot of the 2000-05 Showtime series based on the British series.

Studio UCP

Team Stephen Dunn (w, d, ep), Lee Eisenberg (ep), Emily Brech (ep), Russell T. Davies (ep), Nicola Shindler (ep), Richard Halliwell (ep)

Cast Kim Cattrall, Ryan O’Connell, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way, Fin Argus, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt, Benito Skinner

THE RESORT (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

Explores love and the weird things we do in the name of it, encased in an elaborate true-crime conspiracy, with each season set in a unique picturesque vacation destination. The first season takes place at an all-inclusive resort along the Mayan Riviera, when a married couple on the brink of divorce inadvertently becomes embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that somehow is part metaphysical detective story, part Indiana Jones-esque adventure and part coming-of-age romance.

Studio UCP

Team Andy Siara (w, ep), Sam Esmail (ep), Allison Miller (ep), Chad Hamilton (ep), Sarah Matte (co-ep)

Cast TBA

SUPERNATURAL ACADEMY (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Chronicles an otherworldly adventure of sisters marked at birth. One twin sister was raised in the Supernatural world, confident and popular. The other was raised in the human world, an offbeat outsider. Now they're about to be reunited at the Supernatural Academy, and neither is thrilled about it. These adversarial twins will have to learn to get over their differences and trust each other in order to save themselves – and save the world. Based on 'The Supernatural Academy' book series by Jaymin Eve.

Studio 41 Entertainment

Team Allen Bohbot (ep), Steve Ball (d), Gillian Horvath (w),

Cast Larissa Dias, Gigi Saul Guerro, Vincent Tong, Cardi Wong, Shannon Chan-Kent, Bethany Brown, Brian Drummond, Barbara Kottmeier, Alessandro Juliani, Ali J Eisner, Diana Kaarina, Kathleen Barr

VAMPIRE ACADEMY (Ordered straight to series)

In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal vampire society. Based on the book series by Richelle Mead.

Studio Universal Television

Team Julie Plec (w, ep, sr), Marguerite MacIntyre (w, ep, sr), Emily Cummins (ep), Don Murphy (ep), Susan Montford (ep), Deepak Nayer (ep), Jillian DeFrehn (ep)

Cast Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, André Dae Kim, J. August, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser, Andrew Liner

WILD CARDS (Ordered straight to Hulu; moved from Hulu)

An alien pathogen known as the Wild Card virus is released over Manhattan in 1946, altering the course of human history. The virus rewrites DNA, mutating its survivors. A lucky few are granted awe-inspiring superpowers, while the sad majority are left with often repulsive physical deformities.

Studio UCP

Team Andrew Miller (w, ep), Melinda Snodgrass (ep), Vince Gerardis (ep), George R.R. Martin (ep)

Cast TBA


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, Daniel Breaker

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 (d, ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), John Goldwyn (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Erin David (ep)

Cast Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Zane, Timothy V. Murphy, Joseph Lee Anderson (recurring)

KILLING IT (Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes)

FKA Untitled Craig Robinson Project

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, sr), Luke Del Tredici (w, ep, sr), Craig Robinson (ep), Marc Shulman (ep), Mo Marable (d, ep)

Cast Craig Robinson, Claudia O’Doherty, Rell Battle, Scott MacArthur, Stephanie Nogueras, Wyatt Walter, Jet Miller

PITCH PERFECT (Ordered straight to series)

Set several years after the 'Pitch Perfect' film, Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. 

Studio Universal Television

Team Elizabeth Banks (w, ep), Max Handelman (w, ep), Paul Brooks (ep), Scott Neimeyer (ep), Adam Devine (ep), Megan Amram (ep)

Cast Adam Devine, Flula Borg

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

TAKE NOTE (Ordered straight to series)

14-year-old Calvin Richards has a wonderful, closeknit family who can survive anything as long as they’re together. And that's a good thing because Calvin was chosen to compete on a tween reality singing show – 'Take Note' – and they’re going to spend the summer navigating the crazy ups and downs of new friendships and competitions while being thrust into the national spotlight.

Studio Lambur Productions

Team Joan Lambur (w, ep, sr), Earl Davis (ep, co-sr), Michael Feldman (ep, co-sr)

Cast Braelyn Rankins, Nadine Roden, Aadin Church, Sebastian Spencer

TED (Ordered straight to series)

Live-action take on the film franchise tells the story of John Bennett, a Boston native whose childhood wish brings his teddy bear friend Ted to life. However, in adulthood, Ted prevents John and his girlfriend Lori Collins from moving on with their lives.

Studio UCP/MRC Television

Team Seth MacFarlane (w, d, ep, sr), Paul Corrigan (w, ep, sr), Brad Walsh (w, ep, sr), Erica Huggins (ep), Alana Kleiman (ep), Jason Clark (ep)

Cast Seth MacFarlane (voice), Giorgia Whigham, Max Burkholder, Scott Grimes, Alanna Ubach

TRUE STORY (Ordered straight to series; single camera)

Hybrid comedy/unscripted show sees everyday Americans sit down with Ed Helms and Randall Park to share their most extraordinary and unbelievably true stories. The stories get heightened, dramatized re-enactments of cinematic proportions by a cast of top comedians and actors. Based on the Australian show 'True Story with Hamish & Andy.'

Studio Warner Horizon Unscripted Television

Team Tim Bartley (ep), Hamish Blake (ep), Andy Lee (ep), Ryan Shelton (ep), Ed Helms (ep), Mike Falbo (ep), Nicolle Yaron (ep, sr), Stephen Williams (d, ep), Hanelle Culpepper (d)

Cast Ed Helms, Randall Park, Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Billy Zane, Lauren London, Ash Santos, John Ales


Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship, and Gary and Mary are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.

Studio Made Up Stories/Endeavor Content/Stan

Team Abe Forsythe (w, d, ep), Bruna Papandrea (ep), Jodi Matterson (ep), Steve Hutensky (ep), .Josh Gad (ep), Isla Fisher (ep)

Cast Josh Gad, Isla Fisher



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