Sunday, January 1, 2017

Netflix - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.
  • Cast: Sarah Gadon, Anna Paquin, Zachary Levi, Paul Gross, Edward Holcroft, Kerr Logan, Michael Therriault, Rebecca Liddiard
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Polley; EP Noreen Halpern; D/EP Mary Harron
  • Studio: Halfire Entertainment
  • Premieres: November 3, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the 25th century, the drama explores what happens when the human mind becomes digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to another. Takeshi Kovacs is an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If Envoy can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he will get a chance at a new life on Earth.
  • Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Martha Higareda, James Purefoy, Dichen Lachman, Leonardo Nam, Chris Conner, Ato Essandoh, Marlene Forte, Trieu Tran, Byron Mann (recurring), Tamara Taylor (recurring), Adam Busch (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Laeta Kalogridis; EP David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt; D/EP Miguel Sapochnik
  • Studio: Skydance Television, Mythology Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: The Western anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West.
  • Cast: Tim Blake Nelson
  • Team: W/EP/D Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; EP Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Robert Graf
  • Studio: Annapurna Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: An edgy adult animated comedy about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.
  • Cast: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, Jessi Klein
  • Team: W/EP Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: September 29, 2017

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set in a crumbling medieval kingdom called Dreamland, the comedy follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and more human fools.
  • Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric André, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, Lucy Montgomery
  • Team: W/EP Matt Groening; EP Josh Weinstein
  • Studio: Rough Draft Studios, The Ululu Company
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in contemporary Paris, the drama revolves around a club, its owner, the house band and the chaotic city that surrounds them.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jack Thorne; EP Glen Ballard, Alan Poul, Patrick Spence, Katie Swinden; D/EP Damien Chazelle
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A quirky, funny coming-of-age story that follows two groups of high school misfits: an A/V club and a drama club, who collide in 1996 Oregon.
  • Cast: Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh, Claudine Nako, Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling, Rio Mangini
  • Team: W/EP/D Michael Mohan; W/EP Ben York Jones; EP Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec; D/EP Ry Russo-Young
  • Studio: Midnight Radio
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: The tale of an infamous criminal named Frank Griffin, whose murderous gang of outlaws are hell-bent on revenge against Roy Goode, a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. The on-the-lam Roy retreats to a New Mexico mining town governed largely by women, where he meets widower and fellow outcast Alice Fletcher, and where there will be a showdown with Griffin and his men.
  • Cast: Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery, Merritt Wever, Scoot McNairy, Kim Coates, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Jeremy Bobb, Rob Morgan, Whitney Able, Kayli Carter, Tess Frazer, Sam Waterston, Christopher Fitzgerald
  • Team: W/EP/D Scott Frank; EP Steven Soderbergh, Casey Silver
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: November 22, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tony Sr. is a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. The "odd couple" become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women. 
  • Cast: Tony Danza
  • Team: W/EP Andy Breckman; EP Tony Danza, Howard Klein; D/EP Randy Zisk
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A modern-day re-imagining of the Shirley Jackson novel, the drama follows four people as they spend a summer in a rented mansion. They soon begin to experience a wide range of supernatural phenomena.
  • Cast: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Timothy Hutton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Lulu Wilson, Victoria Pedretti
  • Team: W/EP/D Mike Flanagan; EP Trevor Macy, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey
  • Studio: Amblin Television, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedic Drama
  • Logline: A disgraced and dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client, but he has no idea what he's about to unleash upon the world.
  • Cast: Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Sarah Colonna, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost, Kimmy Shields, Irene Choi, Christopher Gorham, Alyssa Milano
  • Team: W/EP Lauren Gussis; EP Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay, Todd Hoffman, Dennis Kim; D/EP Andrew Fleming
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Storied Media Group, Ryan Seacrest Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Sandy Kominsky is an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach.
  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin
  • Team: W/EP Chuck Lorre; EP Michael Douglas
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The Robinson family is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.
  • Cast: Molly ParkerToby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Parker Posey, Ignacio Serrichio, Mina Sundwall, Raza Jaffrey (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless; SR/EP Zack Estrin; EP Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Mac Helwig; D/EP Neil Marshall
  • Studio: Legendary Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A mental patient at a psychiatric ward escapes reality and lives in a fantasy world in his mind.
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Julia Garner, Jemima Kirke 
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Somerville; EP Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Michael Sugar, Doug Wald; D/EP Cary Fukunaga
  • Studio: Anonymous Content, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1979, two FBI agents interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think, and apply it to solving ongoing cases.
  • Cast: Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv, Holt McCallany, Cotter Smith, Hannah Gross
  • Team: W/EP Joe Penhall; EP Charlize Theron; D/EP David Fincher
  • Studio: Denver and Delilah Productions
  • Premieres: October 13, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A spinoff of Daredevil centering on Frank Castle aka The Punisher.
  • Cast: Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, Michael Nathanson, Shohreh Aghdashloo (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Steve Lightfoot; EP Cindy Holland, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television, ABC Studios
  • Premieres: 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A prequel series to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The origin story begins in 1947 and follows Nurse Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to monster. The show will follow her deadly progression through the mental health care system.
  • Cast: Sarah Paulson
  • Team: W/Co-EP Evan Romansky; EP Michael Douglas, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley, Jacob Epstein; P Sarah Paulson, Paul Zaentz; D/EP Ryan Murphy
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Lighthouse Management
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tom is a pediatric surgeon raising his two teenager daughters, Jenny and Carrie, in a picturesque gated community after the death of his wife. Everyone seems to be recovering and thriving, until one evening, Jenny sneaks out to party. A murder and a disappearance ensue, bringing buried secrets to the surface.
  • Cast: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Emmett J. Scanlan, Audrey Fleurot, Marc Warren, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass
  • Team: W/EP Danny Brocklehurst, Harlan Coben; EP Michael C. Hall, Nicola Shindler
  • Studio: RED Production Company
  • Premieres: 2018

SEVEN SECONDS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tensions run high between African-American citizens and Caucasian police officers in Jersey City, where a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by a cop.
  • Cast: Regina KingDavid Lyons, Beau Knapp, Russell Hornsby, Raúl Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Michael Mosley, Patrick Murney, Clare-Hope Ashitey 
  • Team: W/EP Veena Sud; EP Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown, Alex Reznik; D/EP Gavin O'Connor
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Premieres: 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Nola Darling is a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: the cultured model, Greer Childs; the protective investment banker, Jamie Overstreet; and da original b-boy sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon.
  • Cast: DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadera, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton, Joie Lee
  • Team: W/EP/D Spike Lee; EP Tonya Lewis Lee; P Barry Michael Cooper, Lynn Nottage
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: November 23, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy work together to solve their father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
  • Cast:
  • Team: SR/EP Steve Blackman; EP Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg; Co-EP Gerard Way
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Bluegrass Television, Dark Horse Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Follows a young woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York.
  • Cast: Natasha Lyonne
  • Team: W/EP Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland; EP Brooke Posch, Dave Becky
  • Studio: Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018