Monday, January 1, 2018

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: Walt's 45th birthday was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn's meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited Tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won't soon be forgotten. Plus, bears.
  • Cast: Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis, Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman, Bridget Everett, Ione Skye 
  • Team: W/EP Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner; EP Julia Davis, Christine Langan, Ilene S. Landress
  • Studio: A Casual Romance, Baby Cow Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century - strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman. The series follows Catherine toward the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. Amid scandal, intrigue and conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.
  • Cast: Helen Mirren
  • Team: W/EP Nigel Williams; EP Helen Mirren, David M. Thompson, Charlie Pattinson; P Jules Hussey; D/EP Philip Martin
  • Studio: Sky, Origin Pictures, New Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins, Con O'Neill, Sam Troughton, Adam Nagaitis, Ralph Ineson, Mark Lewis Jones, Fares Fares, David Dencik, Robert Emms, Jay Simpson, Gerard Kearns, Michael Socha, Jamie Sives, Kieran O'Brien, Karl Davies, Billy Postlethwaite, Alex Ferns, James Cosmo
  • Team: W/EP Craig Mazin; EP Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone; D/EP Johan Renck
  • Studio: Sky
  • 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: Drama
  • Logline: An epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Abrams; SR/EP Bash Doran; EP Ben Stephenson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

GENTLEMAN JACK
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1832 Halifax, landowner Anne Lister is determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by marrying well. The story examines her relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants and her industrial rivals; and most importantly, with her would-be-wife, the wealthy heiress Ann Walker.
  • Cast: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin, Shaun Dooley, Joe Armstrong, Jodhi May, Rosie Cavaliero, Thomas Howes, Jessica Baglow, Albane Courtois, Ben Hunter
  • Team: W/EP/D Sally Wainwright; EP Piers Wenger, Faith Pinhole
  • Studio: Lookout Point
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in a dreamy version of present day Mexico City, a group of friends turn their love for horror into a peculiar business. Spoken completely in Spanish.
  • Cast: Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Fred Armisen
  • Team: W/EP Fred Armisen; W/Co-EP Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres; EP Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer; Co-EP Alice Mathias; D/EP Fernando Frias
  • Studio: Broadway Video, Más Mejor
  • Premieres: 2019

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
  • Cast: Jonathan MajorsJurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku, Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Elizabeth Debicki
  • Team: W/EP Misha Green; EP Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson; D/EP Yann Demange
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Monkeypaw Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A gang of Victorian women find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Joss Whedon
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A sequel series to The Young Pope.
  • Cast: Jude Law, John Malkovich
  • Team: W/EP/D Paolo Sorrentino; W/EP Umberto Contarello; EP Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani
  • Studio: FremantleMedia International
  • Premieres: 2019

  • 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, Red Om Films
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's book You Should Have Known, the psychological thriller revolves around Grace Sachs, who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Weeks before her book is published, a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster - and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice - Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley; EP Nicole Kidman, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari
  • Studio: David E. Kelley Productions, Blossom Films, Made Up Stories
  • Premieres: 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT

AVENUE 5
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the future and mostly in space.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Armando Iannucci
  • Studio:
  • Notes: Backup scripts also ordered.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A group of high school students attempt to cope through drugs, sex and violence in an effort to make sense of an uncertain future.
  • Cast: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney
  • Team: W/EP Sam Levinson; EP Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi, Gary Lennon; D/EP Augustine Frizzell
  • Studio: A24 Television
  • Notes: Based on an Israeli format.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An empty-nest mom and her college student son embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. It's a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships.
  • Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Jackson White, Casey Wilson, Owen Teague, Jen Richards
  • Team: W/EP Tom Perrotta; EP Jessi Klein, Sarah Condon; D/EP Nicole Holofcener
  • Studio:
  • Notes: Based on the book of the same name.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Cast: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz
  • Team: W/EP/D Danny McBride; EP Jody Hill, David Gordon Green
  • Studio: Rough House Pictures
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: 15 years ago, ex-lovers made a pact that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message - "RUN" - and impulsively disappear together. This is their story.
  • Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Vicky Jones; EP Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Leo
  • Studio: Entertainment One, DryWrite, Wigwam Films
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the drama chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend... it's not the story we think we know.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jane Goldman; EP George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Daniel Zelman
  • Studio:
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws.
  • Cast: Jeremy IronsRegina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers
  • Team: W/EP Damon Lindelof; EP Tom Spezialy; D/EP Nicole Kassell
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, White Rabbit Productions
  • Notes: Based on the comic book series by Alan Moore. Backup scripts also ordered.