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


2021 Fox Pilots & Series Orders

7 Pilots
2 Series Orders


BIG LEAP (Produced, rolled)

FKA The Big Leap

Contemporary tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The show revolves around a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of Swan Lake. What they lack in the traditional dancer body type, they make up for with their edge, wit and desire to reimagine an iconic story to fit their own mold.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/Fox Entertainment

Team Liz Heldens (w, ep), Sue Naegle (ep), Peter Dale (ep), Jason Winer (d, ep)

Cast Scott Foley, Teri Polo, Ser'Darius Blain, Jon Rudnitsky, Simone Rescasner, Ray Cham, Kevin Daniels, Mallory Jansen, Piper Perabo

BLOOD RELATIVE (Produced, rolled)

Genetic genealogy is the best new tool in crime-scene forensics, and nobody knows it like Louise Kelly. Too bad she’s impossible to deal with. Based on James Renner’s 2018 article “Beyond the Jungle of Bad: The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries,”

Studio Paramount Television Studios/Anonymous Content,/Fox Entertainment

Team Chris Levinson (w, ep), James Renner (w, ep), Liza Chasin (ep), Phillip Noyce (d, ep)

Cast Melissa Leo, Tate Donovan, Dascha Polanco, Tyrone Marshall Brown, Dawnn Lewis, Jude Elizabeth Mayer

THE CLEANING LADY (Produced, rolled)

A whip-smart doctor comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. Based on the Argentine series 'La Chica que Limpia.'

Studio Warner Bros Television/Fox Entertainment

Team Miranda Kwok (w, ep), Shay Mitchell (ep), Melissa Carter (ep), Michael Offer (d, ep)

Cast Élodie Yung, Vincent Piazza, Ginger Gonzaga, Adan Canto, Erik Valdez

FANTASY ISLAND (Ordered straight to series)

Modern semi-anthology delves into the “what if” questions, both big and small, that keep us awake at night. Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who walk in with a desire but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

Studio Sony Pictures TV/Gemstone Studios/Fox Entertainment

Team Liz Craft (w, ep), Sarah Fain (w, ep)

Cast TBA

OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (Picked up to series)

Single mom Angela Vaughn risks it all and moves her family to Martha’s Vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by infiltrating the African-American elite in Oak Bluffs. But she soon discovers a secret about her past that just might change her position and shake up her life and this influential community forever. Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book 'Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class'

Studio 20th Century TV/Fox Entertainment

Team Karin Gist (W, ep), Lee Daniels (ep), Marc Velez (ep), Clarie Brown (ep), Pam Williams (ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Howard T. Owens (ep), Rodney Ferrell (ep), Montrel McKay (ep)

Cast TBA

UNTITLED COUNTRY MUSIC DYNASTY (Writers room model for straight-to-series consideration)

A multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music.


Team Melissa London Hilfers (w, ep), Gail Berman (ep), Hend Baghdady (ep), Jason Owen (ep),

Cast TBA


After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student’s favorite movies: The Goonies. Over the course of the season, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling and dreams.

Studio Warner Bros Television/SideCar Content Accelerator/Amblin TV

Team Sarah Watson (w, ep), Gail Berman (ep), Richard Donner (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Greg Moittola (d, ep)

Cast Ramon Rodriguez


PIVOTING (Produced, rolled; single camera)

Follows three women after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.

Studio Warner Bros. Television/Fox Entertainment/Kapital Entertainment

Team Liz Astrof (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Tristram Shapeero (d, ep)

Cast Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, Maggie Q, Tommy Dewey, JT Neal



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