Sunday, January 1, 2017

HBO - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Barry is an ex-Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene.
  • Cast: Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Glenn Fleshler
  • Team: W/EP/D Alec Berg; W/EP Bill Hader
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: A tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility. The miniseries focuses on the heartbreaking scope of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened, and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who fought and fell.
  • Cast: Jared Harris
  • Team: W/EP Craig Mazin; EP Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone; D/EP Johan Renck
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone - freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.
  • Cast: 
  • Team: W/EP David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Malcolm Spellman; EP Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: A sequel series to The Young Pope starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Paolo Sorrentino; W/EP Umberto Contarello; EP Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani
  • Studio: FremantleMedia International
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Reporter Camille Preaker - fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital - faces a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille hardly has spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story - and survive this homecoming.
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Madison Davenport, Chris Messina, Taylor John Smith, Matt Craven, Will Chase, Jackson Hurst, Jennifer Aspen, Lulu Wilson 
  • Team: W/EP Marti Noxon; EP Gillian Flynn, Jason Blum, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Nathan Ross; D/EP Jean-Marc Vallee
  • Studio: Blumhouse Productions, Entertainment One
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The saga of an American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. The drama will explore family loyalty, international business and the perils of power in the 21st century.
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfayden, Hiam Abbass, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, Parker Sawyers, Peter Friedman.
  • Team: W/EP Jesse Armstrong; EP Will Ferrell, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Ilene S. Landress; D/EP Adam McKay
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Eleanor Flood wakes up determined to be her best self - but then life happens. Taking place over a single day, it's a portrait of one woman's fumbling but valiant attempt to navigate the perils and grace of modern life.
  • Cast: Julia Roberts
  • Team: W/EP Maria Semple; EP Julia Roberts, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle
  • Studio: Annapurna Television and Red Om Films
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else? The series is a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.
  • Cast: Holly Hunter, Tim RobbinsJerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee, Daniel Zovatto, Sosie Bacon, Marwan Salama (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Alan Ball; EP Peter Macdissi
  • Studio: Your Face Goes Here Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on actual events, the drama follows the tragic torrent of violence that followed the disappearance of, and intensive search for, three Israeli teens during the summer of 2014. An idealistic investigator for the Shin Bet (the Israeli equivalent of the FBI) deals with the ramifications of violent reactions on both sides of the escalating conflict. A new command position thrusts him into a confrontation that undermines his faith and worldview, leading to a dramatic conflict between his values and the actions of those closest to him.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Hagai Levi, Noah Stollman; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Karni Ziv, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Michael Lombardo; D/EP Joseph Cedar
  • Studio: Keshet Studios
  • Premieres: 2018

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union. It revolves around a group of mostly retired American superheroes who investigate the murder of one of their own and in the process uncover a conspiracy that could change the course of history as we know it.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Damon Lindelof
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television
  • Notes: Based on the comic book series by Alan Moore.