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

2022-23 Peacock Series & Pilot Orders

2022-23 Peacock Series & Pilot Orders

1 Pilots
14 Series Orders


DEAD DAY (Not going forward after being ordered straight to series)

Follows an ensemble of characters as they navigate the annual “dead day,” when for one night the dead come back to complete unfinished business — be that to celebrate a night back on earth or to torment the living. Based on the comic book by Ryan Parrott.

Studio Universal Television/Aftershock Media

Team Julie Plec (w, ep, sr), Kevin Williamson (w, ep, sr), Ben Fast (ep), Emily Cummin (ep), Lee Kramer (ep), Jon Kramer (ep), David Sigurani (ep), Ryan Parrott (cp)

Cast TBA

THE CALLING (Ordered straight to series in late 2021; eight episodes)

FKA The Missing

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), Barry Levinson (d, ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Alon Shrutzman (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Karni Ziv (ep)

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

A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY (Ordered straight to series)

Based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” The Brobergs — devoted to their faith, family and community — were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbor used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart and turn their daughter against them. This is the story of how their lives were permanently altered — and how they survived.

Studio UCP/Eat the Cat

Team Nick Antosca (w, ep, sr), Eliza Hittman (d, ep)

Cast Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace, Joe Chrest

MRS. DAVIS (Ordered straight to series in 2021)

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), Owen Harris (d, ep)

Cast Betty Gilpin, Jake McDorman, Margo Martindale, Andy McQueen, Ben Chaplin, David Arquette (recurring), Elizabeth Marvel (recurring)

THE RESORT (Ordered straight to series)

An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place 15 years prior.

Studio UCP

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

Cast William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Nina Bloomgarden, Gabriela Cartol, Ben Sinclair, Debby Ryan (recurring), Dylan Baker (recurring), Michael Hitchcock (recurring), Becky Ann Baker (recurring), Parvesh Cheena (recurring)

THOSE ABOUT TO DIE (Ordered straight to series)

Set in the spectacular, complex, and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports in Ancient Rome, it follows characters across the many layers of Roman society where sports, politics, and business intersect and collide. Based on Daniel Mannix’s nonfiction book.

Studio AGC Television

Team Roland Emmerich (d, ep), Robert Rodat (w, ep), Gianni Nunnari (ep), Harald Kloser (ep), Oliver Berben (ep), Herbert G. Kloiber (ep), Martin Moszkowicz (ep), Jonas Bauer (ep), Stuart Ford (ep), Lourdes Diaz (ep)

Cast Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hughes, Sara Martins, Jojo Macari, Gabriella Pession, Dimitri Leonidas, Moe Hashim , Iwan Rheon, Liraz Charhi, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Eneko Sagardoy, Pepe Barroso, Gonçalo Almeida, Kyshan Wilson, Alicia Edogamhe.

TWISTED METAL (Ordered straight to series)

A motor-mouthed outsider is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a postapocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck. Based on the PlayStation game series.

Studio Sony Pictures Television/Playstation Productions/Universal Television

Team Rhett Reese (w, ep), Paul Wernick (w, ep), Jason Spire (ep), Peter Principato (ep), Asad Qizilbash (ep), Carter Swan (ep), Hermen Hulst (ep), Kitao Sakurai (d, ep)

Cast Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, Neve Campbell, Will Arnett, Richard Cabal, Joe Seanoa


Under wraps but described as a “mind-bending project” that “mixes fact and fiction to tell a bizarre and incredible tale.”

Studio Caviar/Point Grey Studios

Team Jason Woliner (d, ep), Seth Rogen (ep), Evan Goldberg (ep), James Weaver (ep), Loreli Alanis (ep), Megan Ellison (ep), Michael Sagol (ep), Bert Hamelinck (ep), Tyler Ben-Amotz (p)

Cast Rosanna Arquette, Melinda McGraw, Frank Grillo, Dennis Haysbert, Dee Wallace

THE CONTINENTAL (Ordered straight to series; moved from Starz)

Told from the perspective of the hotel manager, it explores the origin story and inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel, a centerpiece of the John Wick Universe that serves as a refuge for assassins.

Studio Lionsgate Television

Team Greg Coolidge (w, ep, sr), Kirk Ward (w, ep, sr), Albert Hughes (d, ep), Basil Iwanyk (ep), Erica Lee (ep), Chad Stahelski (ep), Derek Kolstad (ep), David Leitch (ep), Shawn Simmons (ep), Paul Wernick (ep), Rhett Reese (ep), Marshall Persinger (ep), Charlotte Brandstrom (d)

Cast Colin Woodell, Ayomide Adegun, Peter Greene, Mel Gibson, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY (Ordered straight to series)

Comedic thriller follows a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America's obsession with true crime, murder and the slow-close toilet seat.

Studio UCP

Team Craig Rosenberg (w, ep, sr), Jason Bateman (ep), Michael Costigan (ep), Roxie Rodriguez (co-ep)

Cast Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina

CRYSTAL LAKE (Ordered straight to series)

'Friday the 13th prequel series. Details under wraps

Studio A24

Team Bryan Fuller (w, ep, sr), Marc Toberoff (ep), Victor Miller (ep), Rob Barsamian (ep)

Cast TBA

UNTITLED IAN MCCULLOCH PROJECT (Ordered straight to series)

Follows a disparate group of people on a ranch who must come together in the face of a mysterious threat. Inspired by Robert McCammon's novel 'Stinger.'

Studio Atomic Monster/UCP

Team Ian McCulloch (w, ep), James Wan (ep), Michael Clear (ep), Rob Hackett (ep), E.L. Katz (d, ep), Robert McCammon (ep)

Cast TBA

APPLES NEVER FALL (Ordered straight to limited series)

Revolves around the Delaneys, who from the outside appear to be an enviably contented family. Former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are parents to four adult children. After 50 years of marriage, they finally have sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. But after Joy disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh eyes. Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty.

Studio Heydey Television

Team Melanie Marnich (w, ep, sr), David Heyman (ep), Liane Moriarty (ep), Albert Page (ep), Jillian Share (ep), Chris Sweeney (d)

Cast Annette Bening, Sam Neill, Jake Lacy, Alison Brie, Georgia Flood, Conor Merrigan Turner, Essie Randles


The true-life story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who is given the job of tattooing identification numbers on fellow prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II.  

Studio Synchronicity Films/Sky Studios

Team Claire Mundell (ep), Jacquelin Perske (ep), Tali Shalom-Ezer (d)

Cast Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak, Melanie Lynskey, Jonas Nay, Harvey Keitel


When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s, a struggling high school heavy metal band of outcasts realize they can capitalize on the town’s sudden interest in the occult by building a reputation as a satanic metal band, until a bizarre series of murders, kidnappings and reported “supernatural activity” triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads directly back to them.

Studio UCP

Team David A. Goodman (w, ep, sr), Matthew Scott Kane (w, ep), John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner (ep), Jordan Vogt-Roberts (d),

Cast Julie Bowen, Emjay Anthony, Chiara Aurelia, Kezii Curtis, Nikki Hahn


BASED ON A TRUE STORY (Ordered straight to series)

Inspired by a bizarre true event, it follows a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America's obsession with true crime, murder and the slow-close toilet seat.

Studio UCP

Team Craig Rosenberg (w, ep, sr), Jason Bateman (ep), Michael Costigan (ep), Roxie Rodriguez (co-ep)

Cast TBA

BUPKIS (Ordered straight to series)

A heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson's life with an unapologetically R-rated storytelling.

Studio Broadway Video/Universal Television

Team Pete Davidson (w, ep), Dave Sirus (w, ep), Judah Miller (w, ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Erin David (ep)

Cast Pete Davidson, Edie Falco

PITCH PERFECT (Ordered straight to series; working title)

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), Todd Strauss-Schulson (d, ep), Richie Keen (d, ep)

Cast Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil, Lera Abova

IN THE KNOW (Ordered straight to series; animated)

Lauren Caspian is NPR’s third-most-popular host. He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop-motion puppet. Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show 'In the Know,' in which he conducts in-depth interviews with real-world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of NPR staff. They are also puppets and nimrods.

Studio Universal Television

Team Mike Judge (w, ep), Zach Woods (w, ep), Brandon Gardner (w, ep), Greg Daniels (ep), Dustin Davis (ep), Alexander Bulkley (ep), Corey Campodonico (ep)

Cast Mike Judge, Zach Woods, Caitlin Reilly, Charlie Bushnell, J. Smith-Cameron, Carl Tart



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