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: Limited Series
  • Logline: The incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II, is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relived from duty. Based on the novel by Joseph Heller.
  • 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, Kevin J. O'Connor, Josh Bolt, Grant Heslov
  • 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: May 17, 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, Brenda SongEsther Povitsky, Shay Mitchell (replacing Lex Scott Davis)
  • 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: The story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges - to which she pleaded not guilty - and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?
  • Cast: Kate McKinnon
  • Team: EP Kate McKinnon, Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Four American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broke, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings... and a funeral.
  • 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 Tracey Wigfield, Richard Curtis, Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein, Charlie Grandy; D/EP Tristram Shapeero, Charles McDougall
  • Studio: Universal Television, MGM Television, Working Title Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
  • Premieres: July 31, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A "genre-bending," anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia detailing the rise to power of Catherine the Great and the explosive relationship with her husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe FoxSacha Dhawan, Charity Wakefield, Gwilym Lee, Adam Godley, Douglas Hodge
  • Team: W/EP Tony McNamara; EP Elle Fanning, Marian Macgowan, Josh Kesselman, Ron West, Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding; D/EP Matt Shakman
  • Studio: Media Rights Capital, Echo Lake Entertainment, Thruline Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The ultimate music fan and a record store owner is obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists. Based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby and the 2000 feature film starring John Cusack.
  • Cast: Zoë Kravitz
  • Team: W/EP Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka; EP Zoë Kravitz, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Nick Hornby; P Adrienne Erickson; D/EP Jesse Peretz
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Midnight Radio
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Josh Gordon, Will Speck; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Howard the Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America's favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him into the crispiest dish on the menu.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Kevin Smith, Dave Willis; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • 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, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Sofia Vassillieva, Landry Bender, Uriah Shelton, Jordon Connor, Timothy Simons, Ron Cephas Jones
  • Team: W/EP Josh Schwartz; EP Stephanie Savage, John Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Marty Bowen; Co-EP Lis Rowinski; D/EP Sarah Adina Smith
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Temple Hill Entertainment, Fake Empire Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: An egomaniacal super-villain with a really big head and a really little body struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Ramy Hassan is a first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. He explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
  • Cast: Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, David Merheje, Laith Nakli, Steve Way
  • Team: W/EP Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch; SR/EP Bridget Bedard; EP Jerrod Carmichael, Ravi Nandan
  • Studio: A24
  • Premieres: April 19, 2019

  • 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 SpencerRodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, David Dastmalchian, Rhys Wakefield, Madison Davenport, W. Earl Brown, Gilbert Owuor
  • Team: W/Co-EP Josh Corbin; EP Warren Littlefield; Co-EP Ann Johnson, Graham Littlefield; D/EP Jonathan Van Tulleken
  • Studio: A+E Studios, The Littlefield Company
  • Premieres: 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: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Two woke superheroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Erica Rivinoja, Chelsea Handler; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • 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), Tyler Alvarez (recurring), Mary McDonnell (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Rob Thomas; EP Kristen Bell, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Dan Etheridge
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Spondoolie Productions
  • Premieres: July 26, 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: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander, Julian Elijah Martinez, Dave East, Vinnie Pastore, Johnell YoungAnthony Chisholm (recurring), Armen Garo (recurring), Caleb Castille (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Alex Tse, RZA; EP Method Man, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo; D/Co-EP Chris Robinson, Craig Zisk
  • Studio: Imagine Television
  • Premieres: 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT
  • 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, Blake Anderson 
  • 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.