Sunday, January 1, 2017

Amazon - Upcoming Shows and Pilots



(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 43AD at the start of the eventually successful Roman invasion of Britain, ordered by Emperor Claudius. Determined and terrified in equal measure, the Roman Imperial Army return to crush the Celtic heart of what was then Britannia, a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids rumored to be able to channel powerful forces of the underworld. The conquest would eventually lead to the rise of Boudica, Queen of the Iceni tribe, who led an uprising against the Romans and would become an icon in British history.
  • Cast: Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoe Wanamaker, Stanley Weber
  • Team: W/EP Jez Butterworth; EP James Richardson, Pippa Harris, Nicolas Brown, Anne Thomopoulos
  • Studio: Sky
  • Premieres: 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. The series follows the investigation of a string of unsolved murders which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.
  • Cast: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne 
  • Team: W/EP Rene Echevarria; EP Travis Beacham; P Orlando Bloom; D/EP Paul McGuigan
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Legendary Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Wyatt and his brothers are coming to terms with the death of their dad, Patrick, a wonderful, whimsical inventor who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Patrick leaves the boys with a copy of The Dangerous Book for Boys, and the how-to book inspires fantasies for Wyatt. While in his fantasy world, he reconnects with his father and learns life skills that help him navigate real life.
  • Cast: Gabriel Bateman, Erinn Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Swoosie Kurtz, Kyan Zielinski, Drew Logan Powell
  • Team: W/EP/D Greg Mottola; W/EP Bryan Cranston; EP James Degus
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Moonshot Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Set in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing. Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel, and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
  • Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Adria Arjona, Nina Sosanya, Ned Dennehy, Ariyon Bakare, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson 
  • Team: W/EP Neil Gaiman; EP Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins, Rob Brown
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Narrativia, The Blank Corporation
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An extraordinary young girl evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP David Farr; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Scott Nemes, JoAnn Alfano; Co-EP Scott Herbst, Tom Coan
  • Studio: NBCUniversal International Studios
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the podcast of the same name, the drama is a psychological and political thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life.
  • Cast: Julia Roberts
  • Team: W/EP Eli Horowtiz, Micah Bloomberg; EP Julia Roberts, Chad Hamilton, Alicia Van Couvering, Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg, Matt Lieber; D/EP Sam Esmail
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Anonymous Content, Gimlet Media
  • Premieres: 2018


  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: If you need to eliminate a political rival, debilitate a multinational corporation, or overthrow an entire government - and you need it done with the utmost secrecy - there's only one person to turn to: one of the most internationally recognizable movie stars in the history of film. Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a global martial arts and film sensation... and, operating under the simple alias of "Johnson," the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world. Lucky for the world's bad guys, he's been retired for years... unlucky for them, a chance encounter with a lost love is about to bring him back to the game and this time, he'll be deadlier than ever. Probably.
  • Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kat Foster, Moises Arias, Phylicia Rashad, Bar Paly (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Dave Callaham; EP Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker; D/EP Peter Atencio
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Scott Free Productions
  • Premieres: 2017

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: Combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to explore the real-life tales behind pop culture's most legendary horror myths, such as vampires. changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls. It will feature fan-favorite episodes from the podcast, including the tale of a boy given a doll that seems to have a sinister life of its own; a family whose home appears to be inhabited by a spirit from the other side; and a German village that hunts for a murderous creature.
  • Cast: Robert Patrick, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Adam Goldberg, Holland Roden, Colm Feore, Campbell Scott
  • Team: EP Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Glen Morgan, Jon Halperin, Mark Mannucci
  • Studio: Propagate Content, Valhalla Entertainment
  • Premieres: October 13, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Miriam "Midge" Maisel is a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she's ever wanted - the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent - one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy... a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson's couch.
  • Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Joel Johnstone (recurring), Caroline Aaron (recurring), Kevin Pollak (recurring), Bailey De Young (recurring), Max Casella (recurring), Jane Lynch (guest), Wallace Shawn (guest)
  • Team: W/EP Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino
  • Studio: Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: 2017

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family when a man suddenly turns up and claims that the black sheep of the family, Jack Argyll, could not have murdered its tyrannical matriarch - which he was accused of just one year earlier. The family must come to terms with Jack's innocence and with the fact that one of them may be the real murderer
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Matthew Goode, Catherine Keener, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway, Eleanor Tomlinson , Morven Christie
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Phelps
  • Studio: Agatha Christie Limited, Mammoth Screen
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: Each episode will be a stand-alone story based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.
  • Cast: Richard Madden, Holiday Grainger, Noma Dumezweni, Richard McCabe, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Geraldine Chaplin, Georgina Campbell, Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, Anne Reid, Tom Brooke, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Rachelle Lefevre, Jacob Vargas, Sam Witwer, Guy Burnet, Laura Pulver, Julia Davis, Steve Buscemi, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joanna Scanlan, Essie Davis, Bryan Cranston, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Bradley, Vera Farmiga, Mel Rodriguez, Jason Mitchell, Glenn Morshower, Sarah Baker, Janelle Monáe, Juno Temple, Jay Paulson, David Lyons, Annalise Basso, Maura Tierney, Greg Kinnear, Mireille Enos
  • Team: W/EP Ronald D. Moore; EP Bryan Cranston, Michael Dinner, Maril Davis, James Degus, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan, Christopher Tricarico, David Kanter, Matt DeRoss, Lila Rawlings, Marigo Kehoe
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Tall Ship Productions, Rooney McP Productions, Moonshot Entertainment, Electric Shepherd Productions, Anonymous Content, Left Bank Picture
  • Premieres: 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: English headmistress Mrs. Hester Appleyard is a woman whose dead husband instructs her daily life and whose peculiarities are surely hiding dark skeletons. The season chronicles the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day 1900. The complex, interwoven narrative follows the subsequent investigation and the event's far-reaching impact on the students, families, staff and the nearby township.
  • Cast: Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden, Samara Weaving, Ruby Rees, Inez Curro
  • Team: EP Larysa Kondracki, Jo Porter, Anthony Allis, Penny Win, Beatrix Christian, Alice Addison
  • Studio: FremantleMedia International
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: Each episode focuses on people who believe they are descendants of the infamous Romanov family.
  • Cast: Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Isabelle Huppert, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Paul Reiser, Janet Montgomery, Todd Doyle, JJ Feild 
  • Team: W/EP/D Matthew Weiner
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, The Weinstein Company
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the Canadian Rockies, Jim Worth is a former British detective who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear, where he is police chief, for a better life. When a vast oil refinery, fronted by corporate liaison Elizabeth Bradshaw, opens nearby and inundates their home with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim must work hard to protect his family and town from organized crime.
  • Cast: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Oliver Coopersmith, Christopher Heyerdahl, Stephen Walters, Ian Puleston-Davies, Roark Critchlow, Sarah Podemski, Ryan Kennedy, Kevin Hanchard
  • Team: W/EP Rowan Joffé; EP Alison Jackson, Diederick Santer
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: September 29, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set against the Tong Wars of 19th century San Francisco, the drama tells a story spanning a significant period of time about Chinese immigrants and the clashes between organized-crime families in the city's Chinatown
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Paul Attanasio; D/EP Wong Kar-wai
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels.
  • Cast: Miles Teller 
  • Team: W/EP/D Nicolas Winding Refn; W/EP Ed Brubaker
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: A young woman makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, she discovers a railroad full of engineers and conductors, along with a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Barry Jenkins
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline:
  • Cast: Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph
  • Team: W/EP Alan Yang, Matt Hubbard; EP Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Dave Becky
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline:
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon 
  • Team: W/EP/D David O. Russell; EP Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan, Megan Ellison
  • Studio: The Weinstein Company, Annapurna Pictures
  • Premieres: 2018


ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: In an age where the "curation of self" has surpassed baseball as the national pastime, two best friends (Kilpatrick) stuck in the same dead-end job search for fulfillment by becoming Internet famous, though moxie is their only discernible talent.
  • Cast: Diarra Kilpatrick 
  • Team: W/EP Diarra Kilpatrick; EP Christina Lee, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, The Mark Gordon Company
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  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: New York City cabaret sensation Karen Best (Everett) is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally, causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, which she uses to excel at her job as a counselor at a group home for young adults with Down syndrome. And sometimes, Karen's need to stand up for all the little people in life manifests into a fantasy rock music number, where we discover she also has a big and beautiful voice.
  • Cast: Bridget Everett 
  • Team: W/EP/SR Michael Patrick King; W/EP/D Bobcat Goldthwait; W/Co-EP Bridget Everett
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. Television, MPK Productions
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  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline:
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
  • Studio:
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  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Aunt Bernie (Close) is a meek, working-class woman who dies tragically in a home invasion in her Rust Belt subsidized housing complex called Sea Oak. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage and determined to get the life she never had.
  • Cast: Glenn CloseRae GrayJack Quaid 
  • Team: W/EP George Saunders; SR/EP Evan Dunsky; EP Jonathan Krauss; Co-EP Kier McFarlane, Lael Smith; D/EP Hiro Murai
  • Studio: Amazon Studios
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  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the future.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Greg Daniels
  • Studio:
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