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

2022-23 FX Pilots & Series Orders

2022-23 FX Pilots & Series Orders

5 Pilots
7 Series Orders


JUSTIFIED: CITY PRIMEVAL (Ordered straight to limited series)

URaylan Givens’ story continues eight years after he’s left Kentucky and now is based in Miami, balancing life as a U.S. marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. A chance encounter on a Florida highway sends him to Detroit and he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent sociopath who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and wants to do so again. Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel 'City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit.'

Studio Sony Pictures Television/FX Productions

Team Dave Andron (w, ep, sr), Michael Dinner (w, d, ep, sr), Graham Yost (ep), Timothy Olyphant (ep), Sarah Timberman (ep), Carl Beverly (ep), Peter Leonard (ep), Taylor Elmore (ep), Chris Provenzano (ep), Eisa Davis (p), V.J. Boyd (w), Ingrid Escajeda (w), Walter Mosley (cp)

Cast Timothy Olyphant, Aunjanue Ellis, Boyd Holbrook, Adelaide Clemens, Vondie Curtis Hall, Marin Ireland, Norbert Leo Butz, Victor Williams, Vivian Olyphant, Ravi Patel (recurring)

KINDRED (Ordered straight to series)

Dana is a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a nineteenth19th century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood. Based on Octavia E. Butler's novel.

Studio FX Productions

Team Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (w, ep, sr), Janicza Bravo (d, ep), Courtney Lee-Mitchell (ep), Darren Aronofsky (ep), Ari Handel (ep), Joe Weisberg (ep), Joel Fields (ep), Ernestine Walker (ep), Merrilee Heifetz (ep)

Cast Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, David Alexander Kaplan, Sheria Irving, Sophina Brown

THE PATIENT (Ordered straight to limited series)

A psychotherapist finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request: Curb his homicidal urges. But unwinding the mind of this man while also dealing with the waves of his own repressed troubles creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.

Studio FX Productions

Team Joe Weisberg (w, ep), Joel Fields (w, ep), Steve Carell (ep), Caroline Moore (ep), Victor Hsu (ep), Chris Long (d, ep), Kevin Bray (d), Gwyneth Horder-Payton (d)

Cast Steve Carell, Domhnall Gleeson, Linda Emond, Laura Niemi, Andrew Leeds, David Alan Grier

RETREAT (Ordered straight to limited series)

FKA FX Productions

Darby Hart, a Gen Z amateur sleuth, and 11 other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must fight to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.


Team Brit Marling (w, d, ep), Zal Batmanglij (w, d, ep), Andrea Sperling (ep)

Cast Emma Corrin, Brit Marling, Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Jermaine Fowler, Joan Chen, Raul Esparza, Edoardo Ballerini, Pegah Ferydoni, Ryan J. Haddad, Javed Khan

THE STERLING AFFAIRS (Ordered straight to limited series)

Behind-the-scenes story of Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers’ quest to bring a championship to one of the historically worst franchises in all of sports during the impending downfall of the team’s owner, Donald Sterling, whose notoriously racist behavior is brought to light amid the power struggle between his wife of 60-plus years, Shelly Sterling, and his mistress, V. Stiviano. Based on the '30 for 30' podcast.


Team Gina Welch (w, ep), Nina Jacobson (ep), Brad Simpson (ep), Ramona Shelburne (ep), Kevin Bray (d, ep), Rembert Browne (p)

Cast Laurence Fishburne, Ed O'Neill, Jacki Weaver, Cleopatra Coleman, Kelly AuCoin, Austin Scott, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Sheldon “Shel” Bailey, Sarunas J. Jackson, Charlie McElveen, Harriet Samson Harris (recurring), Corbin Bernsen (recurring), Yvonna Pearson (recurring), Joel McKissic (recurring), Darryl Wesley (recurring), Rich Sommer (recurring), Clifton Davis (recurring)


Reveals the dark truths about America's failed 50-year war on drugs -- from the streets of New York to the poppy fields of Mexico, the jungles of Central America and The White House. Follows an obsessive Mexican-American DEA agent, a young boxing promoter who inherits a drug empire, a jaded teenager who rises to power in the world of high-class escorts and an Irish kid from the streets of Hell's Kitchen who becomes a ruthless international hitman. Based on Don Winslow’s Border trilogy of books.

Studio FX Productions

Team Daniel Zelman (w, ep, sr), Shane Salerno (w, ep, sr), Don Winslow(ep), Diego Gutierrez (ep), Jayro Bustamante (d, ep), Anabel Hernández (cp)

Cast Frank Blake, Annie Shapero, Sebastián Buitrón, Luis Bordonada, Josué Guerra


In the near future, a heartbroken young woman joins an enigmatic experiment that promises to hack love, but after moving into an idyllic, secluded location with her fellow female participants, she and the other women start questioning what’s really happening in the experiment, and why they’ve all been tasked with dating the same mysterious man. Based on the novel by Catherine Lacey.

Studio 20th Television

Team Kit Steinkellner (w, ep), Danny Strong (ep), Darren Aronofsky (ep), Mandy Safavi (ep), Ari Handel (ep), Elizabeth Gesas (ep), Gillian Robespierre (d, ep)

Cast David Corenswet, Lucy Hale, Raul Esparza, Melanie Field, Pallavi Sharda, Kineta Kunutu



Gay high school English teacher Evan and his fellow teachers in Austin try to balance the competing demands of the students and their parents in a world where the rules seem to change every day.

Studio FX Productions

Team Brian Jordan Alvarez (w, ep), Paul Simms (ep)

Cast Brian Jordan Alvarez


A group of queer twentysomethings is forced by the most unlikely source to confront their generational anxieties and unpack their emotional baggage.

Studio FX Productions

Team Lauren Ludwig (w, ep), Chris Weitz (ep), Paul Weitz (ep), Andrew Miano (ep), Dan Balgoyen (ep), Aaron Kogan (ep)

Cast Addie Weyrich, Sydney Kuhne, Sabrina Wu

THE TRENCHES (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Follows a modern family of monster hunters.

Studio 20th Television Animation

Team Drew Goddard (w, ep), Sarah Esberg (ep),

Cast TBA


Follows the relationship between a long-suffering assistant and her boss, an emotionally unstable tech entrepreneur. Inspired by the 2003-15 UK series.

Studio FX Productions

Team Stefani Robinson (w, ep, sr), Dianne McGunigle (ep), Jesse Armstrong (ep), Sam Bain (ep), Hannah Mackay (ep), Ben Farrell (ep), Yana Gorskaya (d, ep)

Cast Minnie Driver, Amandla Jahava

FX Series for Hulu

THE VEIL (Ordered straight to limited series)

Explores the surprising and fraught relationship between two women who play a deadly game of truth and lies on the road from Istanbul to Paris and London. One woman has a secret, the other a mission to reveal it before thousands of lives are lost.

Studio FX Productions

Team Steven Knight (w, ep), Denise Di Novi (ep), Nina Tassler (ep), Elisabeth Moss (ep), Lindsey McManus (ep)

Cast Elisabeth Moss

NEVER LET ME DOWN (Not going forward after being ordered straight to series)

A rebellious teenage clone who escapes from the boarding school where she and her fellow clones are kept hidden from society. But as she starts living undercover in the outside world, she unwittingly sets in motion events that will spark a revolution and test the boundaries of what it means to be human. Based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.


Team Melissa Iqbal (w, ep, sr), Marc Munden (d, ep), Alex Garland (ep;); Andrew Macdonald (ep), Allon Reich (ep), Maria Fleischer (ep), Kazuo Ishiguro (ep)

Cast Viola Prettejohn, Tracey Ullman, Kelly Macdonald, Aiysha Hart, Spike Fearn, Shaniqua Okwok, Gary Beadle, Kwami Odoom, Susan Brown, Keira Chanse, Edward Holcroft



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