Monday, January 1, 2018

Amazon - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: In 1979, MP Jeremy Thorpe is the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott.
  • Cast: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge, Monica Dolan, Adrian Scarborough, Jason Watkins, Eve Myles, Michele Dotrice, Blake Harrison
  • Team: W/EP Russell T. Davies; EP Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Lucy Richer; D/EP Stephen Frears
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Blueprint Television
  • Premieres: 2018

THE BOYS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, a group of vigilantes known informally as "the boys" set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
  • Cast: Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Nathan Mitchell, Erin Moriarty 
  • Team: W/EP Eric Kripke; EP Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, James Weaver; Co-EP Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson; D/EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, Original Film, Point Grey Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma, Tamzin Merchant, Simon McBurney (recurring), Alice Krige (recurring), Jared Harris (recurring), Ariyon Bakare (recurring), Andrew Gower (recurring), Jamie Harris (recurring)
  • 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: Drama
  • Logline: Set in near future London, The Feed is an omnipresent technology implanted into nearly everyone's brain that enables people to share information, emotions and memories instantly. But when things start to go wrong and users become murderous, the inventor's family is driven apart as they struggle to control the monster they have unleashed.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Channing Powell; EP Susan Hogg, Stephen Lambert; D/EP Carl Tibbetts
  • Studio: Liberty Global, All3Media International, Studio Lambert
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, Sam Taylor Buck, Amma Ris, Ilan Galkoff, Alfie Taylor, Daniel Mays, Sian Brooke, Jon Hamm, Mireille Enos, Lourdes Faberas, Yusuf Gatewood, Anna Maxwell Martin, Derek Jacobi 
  • 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: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Esme Creed-Miles
  • Team: W/EP David Farr; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, JoAnn Alfano, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner; Co-EP Scott Herbst, Tom Coan; D/EP Sarah Adina Smith
  • Studio: NBCUniversal International Studios, Working Title Television, Tomorrow Studios
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale 
  • 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

INFORMER
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Raza, a young, second generation Pakistani man from East London, is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism officer, to go undercover and inform for him. With a past he is unwilling to expose, Gabe is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes threatening to him.
  • Cast: Paddy Considine, Bel Powley, Nabhaan Rizwan, Jessica Raine, Sharon D. Clarke, Sunetra Sarker, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva
  • Team: W/EP Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani; EP Sam Mendes, Nicolas Brown, Julie Pastor; P Julian Stevens; D/EP Jonny Campbell
  • Studio: Neal Street Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Jack Ryan is a burgeoning agency analyst who uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
  • Cast: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Emmanuelle Lussier Martinez, Peter Fonda (recurring), Mena Massoud (recurring), John Hoogenakker (recurring), Timothy Hutton (recurring), Al Sapienza (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Graham Roland; SR/EP Carlton Cuse; EP Michael Bay, Lindsey Springer, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Mace Neufeld; D/EP Mortem Tyldum
  • Studio: Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: August 31, 2018

KING LEAR
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In a fictional version of present-day England, King Lear presides over a totalitarian military dictatorship. 
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Christopher Eccleston, Jim Broadbent, Andrew Scott, John Macmillan, Jim Carter, Tobias Menzies, Anthony Calf, Karl Johnson
  • Team: W/EP/D Richard Eyre; EP Colin Callender, Sonia Friedman, Scott Huff, Lucy Richer
  • Studio: Playground Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions, Lemaise Pictures Limited
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in Middle Earth, the drama explores new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Cast:
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  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, New Line Cinema
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, Luke Treadaway, Eleanor Tomlinson, Morven Christie, Christian Cooke (replacing Ed Westwick)
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Phelps
  • Studio: Agatha Christie Limited, Mammoth Screen
  • Premieres: 2018

  • 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, Diane Lane 
  • Team: W/EP/D Matthew Weiner
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, The Weinstein Company
  • Premieres: 2018

  • 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: 2019

  • 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, John Hawkes, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone, Cristina Rodlo, Augusto Aguilera, Nell Tiger Free, Babs Olusanmokun, Callie Hernandez, Hart Bochner (recurring)
  • 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: 2019

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

VANITY FAIR
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Becky Sharp attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English society. Her story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, breaking hearts and losing fortunes along the way.
  • Cast: Olivia Cooke, Tom Bateman, Suranne Jones, Michael Palin, Johnny Flynn, Martin Clunes, Frances de la Tour, Claudia Jessie, Simon Russell Beale, Claire Skinner, David Flynn, Charlie Rowe
  • Team: W/EP Gwyneth Hughes; EP Julia Stannard, Damien Timmer, Tom Mullens; D/EP James Strong
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Mammoth Screen
  • Premieres: 2018

WHITE DRAGON
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A sheltered London professor, Jonah Mulray, attempts to uncover the cause of his wife's mysterious death in Hong Kong. He travels there after discovering she died in a car accident on the mountain roads of Tai Po and begins to explore what really happened.
  • Cast: John Simmn, Emilia Foxx, Anthony Wong, Tim McInnerny, Dervla Kirwan
  • Team: W/EP Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood; EP Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Matthew Bird; D/EP Paul Andrew Williams
  • Studio: Two Brothers Pictures
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Georgia Wells has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. After seeing her "late" husband on the news, Georgia is pulled back to face the world and will stop at nothing until she gets the truth about her past. This thriller will take Georgia into the depths of the African Congo where danger and revelation will greet her at every turn.
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale
  • Team: W/EP Harry Williams, Jack Williams; EP Eliza Mellor; D/EP Sam Donovan, Olly Blackburn 
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Two Brothers Pictures
  • Premieres: 2018


ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Mark is a brilliant guy with an artificial intelligence degree who creates robots and spends his days hanging out with them as his main group of friends.
  • Cast: Adhir Kalyan, Georgia King 
  • Team: W/EP Carter Bays, Craig Thomas; EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Bays/Thomas Productions, Point Grey
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  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the future where humans are able to "upload" themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife, Nathan meets his early death and is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. The potential series follows the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his loved ones, and the alive Nora struggles to stay afloat working her job alongside Nathan in the afterlife.
  • Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo 
  • Team: W/EP Greg Daniels
  • Studio:
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