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

THE ABC MURDERS
  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Set in the 1930s when the nation is dangerously divided with suspicion and hatred on the rise, Poirot faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. First the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot's investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.
  • Cast: John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan, Eamon Farren, Tara Fitzgerald, Bronwyn James, Freya Mavor, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher, Jack Farthing, Karen Westwood, Lizzy McInnerny, Anya Chalotra, Eve Austin, Christopher Villiers, Suzanne Packer, Michael Shaeffer, Cyril Nri, Henry Goodman, Tamzin Griffin, Ian Pirie, Shane Attwooll, Terenia Edwards
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Phelps; EP Damien Timmer, Helen Ziegler, James Prichard, Basi Akpabio, Elizabeth Kilgarriff; D/EP Alex Gabassi
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Mammoth Screen, Agatha Christie Limited
  • Premieres: 2019

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: Karl Urban, Elisabeth ShueAntony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Nathan Mitchell, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara, Tomer Kapon, Jennifer Esposito (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Eric Kripke; EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, James Weaver; Co-EP Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson; D/EP Dan Trachtenberg
  • 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: 2019

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Legendary conquistador Hernan Cortes leads a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II's Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.
  • Cast: Javier Bardem
  • Team: W/EP Steven Zaillian; EP Javier Bardem, Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey
  • Studio: Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A fictional rock band in the 1970s rises through the ranks of the L.A. music scene and beyond, eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid's upcoming book.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber; EP Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Brad Mendelsohn; P Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Hello Sunshine, Circle of Confusion
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set against the backdrop of "The Vertical City" of Hong Kong, the drama explores the lives of a close-knit expatriate community: where affluence is celebrated, friendships are intense but knowingly temporary, and personal lives, deaths and marriages are played out publicly - then retold with glee. This is a delicious world of unusual alliances, heartfelt truths and mystifying superstitions; a place where fortunes are made and lost, families sundered and brought together, identities made and then remade in pursuit of an extraordinary life. Based on Janice Y.K. Lee's book.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Alice Bell; EP Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Theresa Park; CP Janice Y.K. Lee
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Blossom Films, POW Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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: David Thewlis, Michelle Fairley, Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint White, Jing Lusi 
  • 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, Nick Offerman, David Morrissey, Frances McDormand (voice)
  • Team: W/EP Neil Gaiman; EP Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins, Rob Brown
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Narrativia, The Blank Corporation
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, Jeremy Allen White, Sydney Poitier, Marianne Jean-Baptiste (recurring), Brooke Bloom (recurring), Ayden Mayeri (recurring), Jacob Pitts (recurring), Fran Kranz (recurring), Sissy Spacek (recurring)
  • 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: November 2, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1977 New York City, a diverse band of Nazi Hunters have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP David Weil; SR/EP Nikki Toscano; EP Jordan Peele, Tom Lesinski, Jenna Santoianni, Win Rosenfeld
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, Sonar Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

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 (Animated)
  • Logline: Mark Grayson is a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his 17th birthday, he begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father's tutelage. The series is suspenseful, action-filled, and emotion-packed, yet builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship and humanity.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker; SR/EP Simon Racioppa; EP David Alpert, Catherine Winder; D/EP Justin Copeland, Chris Copeland
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Skybound Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in Middle Earth, the drama explores new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP JD Payne, Patrick McKay
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, New Line Cinema
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Based on the New York Times' popular Modern Love column, the series will explore love in its multitude of forms, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic and self-love.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D John Carney
  • Studio: Storied Media Group, New York Times
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: Each episode focuses on people who believe they are descendants of the infamous Romanov family.
  • Cast: Diane Lane, Aaron Eckhart, Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild, Janet Montgomery, Paul Reiser, Noah Wyle, Kathryn Hahn, Kerry Bishé, Jay R. Ferguson, Ben Miles, Mary Kay Place, Griffin Dunne, Cara Buono, Ron Livingston, Jon Tenney, Clea DuVall, Radha Mitchell, Hugh Skinner, Juan Pablo Castañeda, Emily Rudd, Adele Anderson, Annet Mahendru, Louise Bourgoin, Hera Hilmar, Inés Melab
  • Team: W/EP/D Matthew Weiner
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, The Weinstein Company
  • Premieres: October 12, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Explores the town and people who live above "The Loop," a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of he universe - making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling. Based on the artwork by Simon Stalenhag.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Nathaniel Halpern; EP Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Mattias Montero, Johan Lindström, Samantha Taylor Pickett; D/EP Mark Romanek
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Amazon Studios, 6th & Idaho Productions, Indio
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: Set in 1952, Alfred and Lucky Emory decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family's home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Little Marvin; EP Lena Waithe, Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, Michael Connelly
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Vertigo Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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 (Animated)
  • Logline: After getting into a near-fatal car crash, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father's death.
  • Cast: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral
  • Team: W/EP Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy; EP Michael Eisner, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Tommy Pallotta
  • Studio: Tornante Company
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A large-scope, multi-layered international event series. Designed to function as a fire-starter to ignite the creation of multiple original local language and local production series. All of the local series are designed to enhance the entire entertainment experience of what is being described as an imagined and layered world.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in 2033 where people who are near death can be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife of their choice. The secretly romantic Brooklyn-born Nora works customer service for a luxurious virtual reality environment. When handsome L.A. party boy Nathan's self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora's VR world.
  • Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo
  • Team: W/EP/D Greg Daniels; EP Howard Klein
  • Studio: Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A group of young adults meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization. After they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel, they discover the conspiracy theories in the comic's pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Gillian Flynn; EP Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, Dennis Kelly, Diederick Santer, Sharon Levy
  • Studio: Endemol Shine North America, Kudos, Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: 2019

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 Simm, 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: Drama
  • Logline: Digs beyond the headlines that make college campuses ripe for drama and steps inside the shoes of six roommates as they hook up, mess up and grow up on their own terms.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Marja-Lewis Ryan; EP Channing Tatum, Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan
  • Studio: Free Association, Topple Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a forgotten rural town where every year the graduating seniors risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes game to win life-changing money - and a chance to escape. Anonymous judges force the players through a series of challenges that will compel them to confront their deepest fears - and upend their ideas of who they are, who to trust, and who they might become. This year, 47 players will compete for the biggest pot ever. All of them will be changed. Only one will win.
  • Cast: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut
  • Team: W/EP Lauren Oliver; EP Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Elle Triedman; Co-EP Alyssa Altman, Lynley Bird; D/EP Leigh Janiak
  • Studio: Roth Kirschenbaum Films, Glasstown Entertainment
  • Notes: Based on the book of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds find themselves stranded on a remote island, unaware that they have just become the subjects of an elaborate social experiment. Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, the series explores the past and present struggles of these young women, offering up a vivid portrayal of what it means to grow up female in our time - whether you are lost in the wilderness or not.
  • Cast: Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards, Shannon Berry
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Streicher; EP Jamie Tarses; D/EP Susanna Fogel
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Fanfare Entertainment, Dylan Clark Productions
  • Notes: