Monday, January 1, 2018

Hulu - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: The season-long stories will explore startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime tales. The first season will revolve around Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora's box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder. Based on Michelle Dean's BuzzFeed story "Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom to Be Murdered."
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, ChloĆ« Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb, Calum Worthy 
  • Team: W/EP Michelle Dean, Nick Antosca; EP Greg Shephard, Britton Rizzio; D/EP Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Set in Italy during World War II, the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian is a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specified that people who were crazy were not obliged to fly missions, but anyone who applied to stop flying was showing a rational concern for his safety and was therefore sane and had to fly.
  • Cast: Kyle Chandler, George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Hugh Laurie, Daniel David Stewart, Austin Stowell, Rafi Gavron, Graham Patrick Martin, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky, Gerran Howell, Lewis Pullman, Tessa Ferrer, Jay Paulson, Giancarlo Giannini, Harrison Osterfield, Julie Ann Emery (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Luke Davies, David Michod; EP Grant Heslov, Richard Brown, Steve Golin; D/EP George Clooney
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Anonymous Content, Smokehouse Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Patrick is a goodhearted peasant who lands a covet squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet's nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick's valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell.
  • Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Tony Hale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Tara Strong, Alanna Ubach
  • Team: W/EP Tom Root, John Harvatine IV; EP Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, a young woman must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
  • Cast: Kat Dennings
  • Team: W/EP Jordan Weiss; SR/EP Ira Ungerleider; EP Kat Dennings, Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom, Tom Ackerley, Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan, Nicole King, Stephanie Laing; D/EP Matt Spicer
  • Studio: ABC Signature Studios, LuckyChap Entertainment, Clubhouse Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Maya, the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London. She leaves her professional and personal life behind in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends, and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused and of course there are four weddings... and a funeral. Based on the film of the same name.
  • Cast: Nathalie Emmanuel (replacing Jessica Williams), Rebecca Rittenhouse, Nikesh Patel, John Reynolds, Andie MacDowell, Brandon Mychal Smith, Zoe Boyle, Jennie Jacques, Harish Patel, Guz Khan, Tom Mison, Tommy Dewey, Ashley Madekwe
  • Team: W/EP Mindy Kaling, Matt Warburton; EP Richard Curtis, Howard Klein, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Wigfield, Jonathan Prince
  • Studio: Universal Television, MGM Television, Working Title Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington
  • Team: W/EP Liz Tigelaar; EP Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone, Lauren Neustadter; P Celeste Ng
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Hello Sunshine, Simpson Street Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave "the Great Perhaps" even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then... After. Nothing is ever the same.
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth
  • Team: W/EP Josh Schwartz; EP Stephanie Savage, John Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Marty Bowen; Co-EP Lis Rowinski
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Temple Hill Entertainment, Fake Empire Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in middle school as it really happened for two 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
  • Cast: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle
  • Team: W/EP/D Sam Zvibleman; W/EP Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle; EP Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Becky Sloviter, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Debbie Liebling, Gabe Liedman
  • Studio: AwesomenessTV, Party Over Here Productions, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
  • Premieres: February 8, 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Ramy is an Egyptian-American Muslim man caught up in what it means to be Arab, American and Muslim at a time when those identity markers are going through a crisis of definition. He explores the challenges of what's it's like being caught between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
  • Cast: Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy 
  • Team: W/EP Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch; EP Jerrod Carmichael
  • Studio: A24
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Annie is a fat young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body. She is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she's as good as anyone else, and acts on it. Based on Lindy West's memoir Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.
  • Cast: Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, Julia Sweeney 
  • Team: W/EP Lindy West, Alexandra Rushfield; W/Co-EP Aidy Bryant; EP Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman; P Danna Shinder; D/EP Jesse Peretz
  • Studio: Broadway Video, Brownstone Productions
  • Premieres: March 15, 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A family of aliens from a better world take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.
  • Cast: Justin Roiland, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack
  • Team: W/EP Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Spring breakers are being murdered, imperiling Neptune's tourist industry. The family of one victim hires Mars Investigations to find their son's killer, and Veronica is drawn into a mystery that pits the town's wealthy "09ers," who'd just as soon see the spring break crowd go away, and working-class residents who rely on the money spring break partiers spend.
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, David Starzyk, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (recurring), Dawnn Lewis (recurring), Max Greenfield (recurring), Patton Oswalt (recurring), Clifton Collins Jr. (recurring), Izabela Vidovic (recurring), J.K. Simmons (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Rob Thomas; EP Kristen Bell, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Dan Etheridge
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Spondoolie Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in New York in the 1990s at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the Wu-Tang Clan's formation is a vision of Bobby Diggs (aka RZA), who strives to unite a dozen young, black men who are torn between music and crime but who eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Alex Tse, RZA; EP Method Man, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo
  • Studio: Imagine Television
  • Premieres: 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Details the rise to power of Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan, Charity Wakefield, Gwilym Lee 
  • Team: W/EP Tony McNamara; EP Elle Fanning, Marian Macgowan; D/EP Matt Shakman
  • Studio: Media Rights Capital, Echo Lake Entertainment, Thruline Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in a modern U.S. riven by cultural and political divisions, so much so that it has chosen to split itself into two nations. One Missouri city, however was too evenly divided to align with either side, so Kansas City split in two: the liberal East K.C. and conservative West K.C., with a wall built to divided the sides. 
  • Cast: Rafe Spall, John Slattery, Allison Tolman, Andrew Caldwell, Jade Pettyjohn, Anthony Keyvan
  • Team: W/EP Zev Borow; EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey; D/EP Rhys Thomas
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Amblin Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A college freshman returns home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction.
  • Cast: Austin Abrams, Lily Donoghue, Cooper Koch, Keenan Jolliff, Ronen Rubinstein, James Bloor
  • Team: W/EP Craig Wright; EP Bret Easton Ellis; D/EP Brett Morgen
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Notes: Based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1985 novel and the subsequent feature film.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.
  • Cast: Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, David Dastmalchian, Rhys Wakefield
  • Team: W/Co-EP Josh Corbin; EP Warren Littlefield, Barry Jossen; Co-EP Ann Johnson, Graham Littlefield; D/EP Jonathan Van Tulleken
  • Studio: A+E Studios, The Littlefield Company
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young woman, a band and a community learn how to be unafraid of their own noise.
  • Cast: Taylor Dearden, Aubrey Peeples, Brad Morris, Leah Harvey, Jessica Hecht, Imogen Tear
  • Team: W/EP/D Carrie Brownstein; EP Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug
  • Studio: Annapurna Television
  • Notes: Based loosely on Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Gus, a boy/deer hybrid, leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of hybrids and humans searching to find answers behind the event - ultimately discovering a vast conspiracy that forces him to question his very existence.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Jim Mickle; EP Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, Linda Moran
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Team Downey
  • Notes: Based on characters created for DC Vertigo.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera/Animated Hybrid)
  • Logline: An African-American cartoonist is on the cusp of mainstream success when his mild comics take a decidedly provocative tone following a run-in with police. Now, Keef is in an irreversible state of "woke" as he struggles to navigate his day-to-day existence without blowing up everything he's built - while animated objects invade his reality.
  • Cast: Lamorne Morris
  • Team: W/EP Keith Knight, Marshall Todd; EP Will Gluck, Richie Schwartz, Kate Schumaecker, John Will, Eric Christian Olsen; D/EP Maurice Marable
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Olive Bridge Entertainment
  • Notes: Inspired by the life of The K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight.