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


2022-23 Amazon Freevee Pilots & Series Orders

2 Pilots
8 Series Orders


BEYOND BLACK BEAUTY (Ordered straight to series)

Coming-of-age story centers on Jolie Dumont, an equestrian with Olympic aspirations whose journey is suddenly halted when her mother, Janelle, moves them from their posh Belgium life to Janelle's childhood home in Baltimore. Jolie struggles to find roots, but as she bonds with an equally spirited horse named Black Beauty, she learns to embrace the family's ranch, where Black cowboys have been entrenched in their DNA for more than a century.

Studio Amazon Studios

Team Pilar Golden (ep, Leif Bristow (ep), Agnes Bristow (ep), J.J. Johnson (ep), Carla de Jong (ep)

Cast TBA

BOSCH: LEGACY (Ordered straight to series)

Follows former LAPD detective Harry Bosch as he begins a new chapter as a private investigator working with former enemy and top-notch attorney, Honey “Money” Chandler. The only thing they can agree on? Finding justice. Meanwhile, Bosch's daughter, Maddie, follows in his footsteps as a rookie patrol officer with the LAPD. Inspired by Michael Connelly's hybrid novel 'The Wrong Side of Goodbye.'

Studio Fabel Entertainment

Team Michael Connelly (ep), Eric Overmyer (ep), Tom Bernardo (ep), Henrik Bastin (ep), Pieter Jan Brugge (ep), Titus Welliver (ep), Zetna Fuentes (d, ep)

Cast Titus Welliver, Titus Welliver, Denise Sanchez, Stephen A. Chang (recurring), Denise Sanchez (recurring), David Moses (recurring), William Devane (recurring), Phil Morris (recurring), Kate Burton (recurring), Steven Flynn (recurring), Aisha Kabia (recurring), Jai Rodriguez (recurring), Danielle Larracuente (recurring), Michael Rose (recurring)

HIGH SCHOOL (Ordered straight to series in 2021)

Told through a backdrop of ‘90s grunge and rave culture, it's a story about finding your own identity — a journey made even more complicated when you have a twin down the hall whose own struggle and self-discovery so closely mimics your own. Based on the memoir by Tegan and Sara Quin.

Studio Plan B Entertainment/Amazon Studios

Team Clea DuVall (w, d, ep), Tegan Quin (ep), Sara Quin (ep), Laura Kittrell (ep), Dede Gardner (ep), Jeremy Kleiner (ep), Carina Sposato (co-ep)

Cast Railey Gilliland, Seazynn Gilliland, Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer

OPEN BOOK (Not going forward)

Propulsive, music-soaked coming-of-age story follows pop star Sadie Sparrow’s rise from ingenue to mogul, introducing us to the family, friends and lovers she collects along the way. Sadie ultimately comes to embrace herself and the fact that her heart inevitably wants what it wants at every stage of life. Inspired by Jessica Simpson’s memoir.

Studio PKM Productions/Amazon Studios

Team Tom Kapinos (w, ep), Adam Bernstein (d, ep), Patrick Moran (ep), Jessica Simpson (ep), Lauren Auslander (ep), Lacy Lynch (ep)

Cast John Stamos, Katelynn Tarver


CLEAN SLATE (Ordered straight to series; originally developed at NBCUniversal)

Henry, an old-school and outspoken car wash owner, is thrilled that his estranged child finally is returning home to Alabama after 17 years. However, he has a lot of soul searching to do when the child he thought was a son returns as Desiree, a determined, proud, trans woman.

Studio Act III Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Team Dan Ewen (w, ep), Norman Lear (ep), Brent Miller (ep), Laverne Cox (ep), George Wallace (p), Paul Hilepo (p)

Cast Laverne Cox, George Wallace, D.K. Uzoukwu, Telma Hopkins, Jay Wilkison, Norah Murphy

DINNER WITH THE PARENTS (Ordered straight to series)

Revolves around two brothers in their 20s go to their mom and dad’s for dinner each week and somehow get through it without actually, physically, dying of embarrassment. Based on the 2011-20 UK series 'Friday Night Dinners.'

Studio CBS Studios

Team Jon Beckerman (ep, sr), Kenton Allen (ep), Matthew Justice (ep), Robert Popper (ep), Caroline Leddy (ep). Tristram Shapeero (d, ep)

Cast TBA

SPRUNG (Ordered straight to series)

Jack is a convicted criminal who is determined to change course and reclaim his lost years after serving more than two decades in prison. With no place to live post-release, and a global pandemic that brought the world to a virtual standstill, he moves in with his former cellmate Rooster, Rooster’s mom Barb and Jack’s former prison girlfriend Gloria. Bound by their marred past and unusual living circumstances, they decide to start righting some of society’s wrongs, targeting those people selfishly taking advantage of others during the pandemic.

Studio Amazon Studios

Team Greg Garcia (w, d, ep), Garret Dillahunt (ep), Michael Rotenberg (ep), Jonathan Berry (ep), Tim Stack (cp), Michael Pennie (cp), Bobby Bowman (cp), Gina Gari (co-p)

Cast Garret Dillahunt, Philip Garcia, Shakira Barrera, James Earl, Clare Gillies, Martha Plimpton


FKA Primo

Follows a San Antonio teenager balancing college aspirations, societal expectations and a hectic home life anchored by his single mom and five uncles. Based on Shea Serrano's life.

Studio Fremulon/3 Arts/Universal Television.

Team Shea Serrano (w, ep), Mike Schur (ep), Morgan Sackett (ep), David Miner (ep)

Cast Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Martin Martinez, Carlos Santos, Johnny Rey Diaz, Henri Esteve, Jonathan Medina, Nigel Siwabessy, Christina Vidal, Efrain Villa, Stakiah Washington

WESTERN (Not going forward)

Polly, a high-society young woman in the 1800s, travels out West in search of a husband -- only to discover that she has been catfished by a teenage boy. A stranded Polly and the town’s other inhabitants now must find their place in this ever-changing new world, confronting and defying all expectations society has of them along the way.

Studio Sony Pictures Television/Amazon Studios/Lord Miller

Team Michelle Morgan (w, ep), Phil Lord (ep), Chris Miller (ep), Karim Zreik (ep), Aubrey Lee (p)

Cast Anna Konkle

THE PRADEEPS OF PITTSBURGH (Ordered straight to series)

Follows the Pradeep family's first few months after moving from India to America. As told through often conflicting flashbacks from an interrogation room, the Pradeeps quickly find themselves embroiled — romantically, personally and professionally — with a polar-opposite neighborhood family.

Studio Sony Pictures Television/Amazon Studios

Team Vijal Patel (w, ep, sr), Sara Gilbert (ep), Mandy Summers (ep), Tom Werner (ep), Michael Showalter (d, ep)

Cast Naveen Andrews, Sindhu Vee, Sahana Srinivasan, Arjun Sriram, Ashwin Sakthivel, Megan Hilty, Ethan Suplee, Nicholas Hamilton, Pete Holmes (recurring), Romy Rosemont (recurring)



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