Monday, January 1, 2018

Netflix - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

ANOTHER LIFE
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Astronaut Niko Breckenridge leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As she and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.
  • Cast: Katee Sackhoff
  • Team: W/EP Aaron Martin; EP Noreen Halpern
  • Studio: Halfire Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY
  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Mary Ann Singleton returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter and ex-husband Brian, 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns home to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.
  • Cast: Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick
  • Team: W/EP Lauren Morelli; EP Laura Linney, Armistead Maupin, Andrew Stearn, Liza Chasin, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner; D/EP Alan Poul
  • Studio: NBCUniversal International Studios, Working Title Television
  • Premieres: 2019

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: The Western anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West.
  • Cast: Tim Blake Nelson
  • Team: W/EP/D Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; EP Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Robert Graf
  • Studio: Annapurna Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A heart attack survivor becomes focused on the mystery of the heart that saved her life. The more she learns about her donor's sudden death, the more she starts to take on the characteristics of the deceased.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Leah Rachel; SR/EP Akela Cooper; EP Stephen Gaghan
  • Studio: Super Deluxe
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A reimagining of the King Arthur legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother's death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and their complicit King Uther.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Frank Miller, Tom Wheeler
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A powerful friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Liz Feldman; EP Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Gloria Sanchez Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set in a crumbling medieval kingdom called Dreamland, the comedy follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and more human fools.
  • Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric AndrĂ©, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, Lucy Montgomery
  • Team: W/EP Matt Groening; EP Josh Weinstein
  • Studio: Rough Draft Studios, The Ululu Company
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in contemporary Paris, the drama revolves around a club, its owner, the house band and the chaotic city that surrounds them.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jack Thorne; EP Glen Ballard, Alan Poul, Patrick Spence, Katie Swinden; D/EP Damien Chazelle
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Details the invention of modern soccer from a rudimentary game that grew across class lines into the world's most popular sport with 240 million active players around the world.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Julian Fellowes
  • Studio: 42 Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tony Sr. is a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. The "odd couple" become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women. 
  • Cast: Tony Danza, Josh Groban, Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Frank Whaley (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Andy Breckman; EP Tony Danza, Howard Klein; D/EP Randy Zisk
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2018


  • Genre: Comedic Drama
  • Logline: A disgraced and dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client, but he has no idea what he's about to unleash upon the world.
  • Cast: Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Sarah Colonna, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost, Kimmy Shields, Irene Choi, Christopher Gorham, Alyssa Milano, Jordan Gelber (recurring), James Lastovic (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Lauren Gussis; EP Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay, Todd Hoffman, Dennis Kim; D/EP Andrew Fleming
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Storied Media Group, Ryan Seacrest Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Sandy Kominsky is an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach.
  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis, Sarah Baker, Susan Sullivan, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jenna Lyng Adams, Melissa Tang, Casey Brown, Lisa Edelstein
  • Team: W/EP Chuck Lorre; EP Michael Douglas
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A mental patient at a psychiatric ward escapes reality and lives in a fantasy world in his mind.
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Sally FieldJustin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Julia Garner, Jemima Kirke 
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Somerville; EP Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Michael Sugar, Doug Wald; D/EP Cary Fukunaga
  • Studio: Anonymous Content, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Exploring the lines among religion, faith and politics, the drama chronicles the modern world's reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world's geopolitical order? The story will be told from multiple points of view, including a young CIA agent, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refuge and the media.
  • Cast: Mehdi Dehbi, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley
  • Team: W/EP Michael Petroni; EP Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Andrew Deane; D/EP James McTeigue
  • Studio: Industry Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A good-natured public high school teacher works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being "counseled out" by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.
  • Cast: Gabriel Iglesias
  • Team: W/EP Gabriel Iglesias, Kevin Hench
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: College freshman Jack Morton joins a fabled society, The Order, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.
  • Cast: Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Sam Trammell, Max Martini
  • Team: W/EP Dennis Heaton, Shelley Eriksen; EP Chad Oakes, Michael Frislev, David Von Ancken
  • Studio: Nomadic Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A small-town police department with bad cops. Not bad like no-nonsense. Not bad like cool. Bad like shitty. They're the worst responders.
  • Cast: Sarah Chalke, Tom Kenny, Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, Dave Herman, Kyle Kinane
  • Team: W/EP Waco O'Guin, Roger Black
  • Studio: Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Bento Box Animation
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: Payton is a wealthy Santa Barbara resident. Each season will center on a different political race that he is involved in.
  • Cast: Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Team: W/EP Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Ryan Murphy Television, Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Single mother Nicole Reese is raising her son Dion after the death of her husband. The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son's gifts secret with the help of her husband's best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
  • Cast: Michael B. Jordan 
  • Team: W/EP Carol Barbee; EP Michael B. Jordan, Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Kenny Goodman, Michael Green; D/EP Dennis Liu
  • Studio: Outlier Society Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A prequel series to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The origin story begins in 1947 and follows Nurse Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to monster. The show will follow her deadly progression through the mental health care system.
  • Cast: Sarah Paulson
  • Team: W/Co-EP Evan Romansky; EP Michael Douglas, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley, Jacob Epstein; P Sarah Paulson, Paul Zaentz; D/EP Ryan Murphy
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Lighthouse Management
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tom is a pediatric surgeon raising his two teenager daughters, Jenny and Carrie, in a picturesque gated community after the death of his wife. Everyone seems to be recovering and thriving, until one evening, Jenny sneaks out to party. A murder and a disappearance ensue, bringing buried secrets to the surface.
  • Cast: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Emmett J. Scanlan, Audrey Fleurot, Marc Warren, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass
  • Team: W/EP Danny Brocklehurst, Harlan Coben; EP Michael C. Hall, Nicola Shindler
  • Studio: RED Production Company
  • Premieres: May 10, 2018

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Eli Cohen is one of the most legendary spies in the world. He lived in Damascus undercover in the beginning of the '60s, spying for Israel. He managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of its politics. His actions, connections and immense sacrifice have had lasting consequences, shaping the Middle East of today.
  • Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich 
  • Team: W/EP/D Gideon Raff; EP Alain Goldman
  • Studio: Legende Films, Canal Plus
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: The friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky and care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, day-dreaming songbird.
  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish
  • Team: W/EP Lisa Hanawalt; EP Tiffany Haddish, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Michael Eisner
  • Studio: Torante Company, Shadowmachine
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Charlie is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter.
  • Cast: Idris Elba
  • Team: W/EP Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, Victoria Asare-Archer; EP Idris Elba, Gary Reich; Co-EP Martin Joyce, Ana Garanito; P Gil Isles; D/EP Tristram Shapeero
  • Studio: Brown Eyed Boy Productions, Green Door Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy work together to solve their father's mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.
  • Cast: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, Ashley Madekwe (recurring), John Magaro 
  • Team: SR/EP Steve Blackman; EP Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg; Co-EP Gerard Way
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Bluegrass Television, Dark Horse Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Tells the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/SR Susannah Grant; W/EP Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman; EP Katie Couric, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Timberman/Beverly Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Follows a young woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York.
  • Cast: Natasha Lyonne
  • Team: W/EP Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland; EP Brooke Posch, Dave Becky
  • Studio: Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, Jax Media, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A legendary rapper's plans for slowing down are thwarted when his wife decides to pursue her own dreams.
  • Cast: Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, Justine Simmons
  • Team: W/EP Jeremy Bronson; SR/EP Andrew Reich; EP Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, Justine Simmons, Michael Lehmann, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Amblin Television, Simmons Lehmann Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. Sabrina wrestles to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
  • Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, Tati GabrielleBronson Pinchot (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Roberto Aguiree-Sacasa; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater; D/EP Lee Toland Krieger
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Dr. Luther Swann enters a world of horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these vampires. Swann races against time to understand what's happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires.
  • Cast: Ian Somerhalder
  • Team: W/EP William Laurin, Glenn Davis; EP Eric Birnberg, Thomas Walden, David Ozer, Ted Adams, James Gibb; D/EP Brad Turner
  • Studio: IDW Entertainment, Marada Pictures, High Park Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019