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


2022 Paramount+ Pilots & Series Orders

12 Pilots
12 Series Orders


1883: THE BASS REEVES STORY (Ordered straight to limited series)

Spinoff from '1883' follows Bass Reeves, a legendary lawman of the Wild West, who is known as the greatest frontier hero in American history and is believed to be the inspiration for The Lone Ranger. Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded.

Studio 101 Studios/MTV Entertainment Studios/Bosque Ranch Productions

Team Taylor Sheridan (ep, d), David Oyelowo (ep), Jessica Oyelowo (ep), David Permut (ep), David C. Glasser (ep), Ron Burkle (ep), Bob Yari (ep)

Cast David Oyelowo

FATAL ATTRACTION (Ordered straight to series)

Explores fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control. Based on the 1987 movie.

Studio Paramount Television Studios/Amblin Television

Team Alexandra Cunningham (w, ep, sr), Kevin J. Hynes (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Silver Tree (d, ep)

Cast Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson, Amanda Peet, Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson, Brian Goodman, Wanda De Jesus, Jessica Harper, John Getz, Toks Olagundoye, David Sullivan, Isabella Briggs

LIONESS (Ordered straight to series)

Follows a Marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within. Based on a real-life CIA program.

Studio MTV Entertainment Studios/101 Studios

Team Tom Brady (w, ep, sr), Taylor Sheridan (ep, sr), Nicole Kidman (ep), David C. Glasser (ep), Ron Burkle (ep), Bob Yari (ep), David Hutkin (ep), Zoe Saldaña (ep), Geyer Kosinski (ep), Jill Wagner (ep)

Cast Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira

LAND MAN (Ordered straight to series)

Set in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, it centers on fortune-seeking in the world of oil rigs -- an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires who are fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics. Based on the podcast 'Boomtown.'

Studio MTV Entertainment Studios/101 Studios

Team Taylor Sheridan (ep), David C. Glasser (ep), Ron Burkle (ep), Bob Yari (ep), David Hutkin (ep), Geyer Kosinski (ep), Dan Friedkin (ep), Jason Hoch (ep), Scott Brown (ep), Megan Creydt (ep)

Cast Billy Bob Thornton

1923 (Ordered straight to series; working title)

FKA 1932

Set between the eras of 'Yellowstone' and '1883,' sequel it a new generation of Duttons during the time of western expansion, Prohibition and the Great Depression.

Studio MTV Entertainment Studios/101 Studios

Team Taylor Sheridan (ep)

Cast Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford

RABBIT HOLE (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes)

Nothing is what it seems when John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations.

Studio CBS Studios

Team John Requa (w, d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (w. d. ep), Kiefer Sutherland (ep), Charlie Gogolak (ep), Suzan Bymel (ep), Hunt Baldwin (ep)

Cast Kiefer Sutherland, Charles Dance, Meta Golding, Enid Graham, Jason Butler Harner, Walt Klink, Rob Yang

SCHOOL SPIRITS (Ordered straight to series; working title)

Focuses on a teenager stuck in the afterlife who decides to investigate her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other students who are also stuck in limbo at their high school. Based on the upcoming YA graphic novel by Nate Trinrud, Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen.

Studio Awesomeness Studio

Team Nate Trinrud (w, ep), Megan Trinrud (w, ep), Oliver Goldstick (ep, sr), Max Winkler (d)

Cast Peyton List, Milo Manheim

SEXY BEAST (Ordered straight to series; moved from Paramount Network)

Tells the origin story of Gal Dove, a brilliant thief who finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s. The series will explore the early days of Gal’s complicated relationship with Don Logan, a vicious gangster with whom Gal forms a partnership; the beginnings of his association with criminal mastermind Teddy Bass; and how Gal met and fell in love with DeeDee, an adult film star who would become his wife.

Studio Chapter One/Viacom International Studios

Team Michael Caleo (w, ep), Karyn Kusama (d, ep), Matt Manfredi (ep), Phil Hay (ep), Louis Mellis (ep), David Scinto (ep)

Cast James McArdle, Emun Elliot, Sarah Greene, Stephen Moyer, Tamsin Greig, Eliza Bennett, Clea Martin, Nicholas Nunn, John Dagleish, Robbie Gee, Paul Kaye, Lex Shrapnel, Cally Lawrence, David Kennedy, Nitin Ganatra, Alice Bailey Johnson

TULSA KING (Ordered straight to series)

FKA Kansas City

Follows legendary New York City mobster who faces the startling task of re-establishing his Italian mafia family to the modernized, straight-shooting town of Kansas City, Missouri. There, Sal encounters surprising and unsuspecting characters who follow him along his unconventional path to power.

Studio 101 Studios/MTV Entertainment Studios

Team Taylor Sheridan (ep), Terence Winter (ep, sr), Sylvester Stallone (ep), Braden Aftergood (ep), David C. Glasser (ep), Ron Burkle (ep), Bob Yari (ep), David Hutkin (ep), Allen Coulter (ep)

Cast Sylvester Stallone, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, Jay Will, A.C. Peterson, Martin Starr, Garrett Hedlund, Dana Delany, Annabella Sciorra

THE TURKISH DETECTIVE (Ordered straight to series)

Inspector Cetin Ikmen, his partner Mehmet Suleyman and Detective Ayse Farsakoglu go through ups and downs as they solve crimes. Each crime story is heavily rooted in the varied culture and history of Istanbul and set against the frenzied world of modern-day Turkey. Based on Barbara Nadel's book series.

Studio Miramax/Ay Yapim/VIS

Team Ben Schiffer (w, ep), Niels Arden Oplev (ep),

Cast Haluk Biligner, Ethan Kai, Yasemin Kay Allen

WOLF PACK (Ordered straight to series)

Follows teenagers Everett and Blake, whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. Wounded in the chaos of its attack, the teens are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two others, fraternal twins Harlan and Luna, who were adopted 16 years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them: the bite and blood of a werewolf. Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom.

Studio MTV Entertainment Studios

Team Jeff Davis (w, ep), Joe Genier (ep), Jason Ensler (d, ep), Mike Elliott (co-ep)

Cast Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, Tyler Lawrence Gray, Sarah Michelle Gellar


THE LOUD HOUSE (Ordered straight to series)

Live-action take on the popular animated series follows Lincoln Loud, an 11 year-old boy with 10 sisters, as he navigates everyday life while living with such a large family. Known as the “Man with a Plan,” Lincoln enlists the help of his best friend Clyde McBride to tackle the obstacles and mayhem that they encounter during their daily adventures.

Studio Nickelodeon Studios

Team Tim Hobert (ep, sr), Jonathan Judge (d, ep), Michael Rubiner (ep)m,

Cast Wolfgang Schaeffer, Jahzir Bruno, Brian Stepanek, Sophia Woodward, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, Aubin Bradley, Ella Allan, Lexi DiBenedetto, Mia Allan, Lexi Janicek, Jolie Jenkins, Eva Carlton, Annaka Fourneret



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