Monday, January 1, 2018

Showtime - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

CITY ON A HILL
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, and then it all suddenly changed. At the center is an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and the unlikely alliance he forms with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.
  • Cast: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Mark O'BrienJonathan TuckerJill Hennessy, Kevin Chapman, Jere Shea, Lauren E. Banks, Amanda Clayton, Kevin Dunn (recurring), Cathy Moriarty (recurring), Michael O'Keefe (recurring), Rory Culkin (recurring), Sarah Shahi (recurring), James Remar (recurring), Gloria Reuben (recurring), Georgina Reilly (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Chuck MacLean; SR/EP Tom Fontana; EP Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Gavin O'Connor, Jennifer Todd, James Mangold; Co-EP Kevin Bacon; D/EP Michael Cuesta
  • Studio: Pearl Street Films
  • Premieres: June 16, 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The story of how a young slave nicknamed Onion became part of abolitionist John Brown's motley family and eventually took part in the raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia that helped precipitate the Civil War. Based on the novel by James McBride.
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke
  • Team: W/EP Ethan Hawke, Mark Richard; EP James McBride, Jason Blum, Brian Taylor, Ryan Hawke, David Schiff, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman; D/EP Anthony Hemingway
  • Studio: Blumhouse Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Dramatizes an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. It weaves deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
  • Cast: Pablo Schreiber, Yerin Ha
  • Team: W/EP/SR Kyle Killen; SR/EP Steven Kane; EP Scott Pennington, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank; D/EP Otto Bathurst
  • Studio: Microsoft/343 Industries, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: In today's politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, molding Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of Donald Trump, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican party's de factor leader, while flashing back to defining events in Ailes' life, including an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to Ailes' political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Naomi WattsSeth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney, Annabelle Wallis, Aleksa Palladino, Barry Watson (recurring), Josh Charles (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Gabriel Sherman, Tom McCarthy; EP Jason Blum, Alex Metcalf, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold; D/EP Kari Skogland
  • Studio: Blumhouse Television
  • Premieres: June 30, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A continuation of the groundbreaking drama which follows an ensemble of self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success on the east side of Los Angeles.
  • Cast: Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Sarah Shahi
  • Team: W/EP Marja-Lewis Ryan; EP Ilene Chaiken, Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the devil, the drama will explore a mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a historical backdrop.
  • Cast: Natalie Dormer, Nathan Lane, Adriana BarrazaDaniel Zovatto, Johnathan Nieves, Jessica Garza, Rory Kinnear, Kerry Bishé 
  • Team: W/EP John Logan; EP Michael Aguilar, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris; Co-EP James Bagley; D/EP Paco Cabezas
  • Studio: Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A politically aimless and powerless vice president is unexpectedly elevated to the presidency halfway into the administration's first term. He then walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. With scandal and conspiracy on all sides, he has to choose between keeping his head down and toeing the party line or following a late-developing conscience and taking a stand.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Anthony Peckham; EP Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Christopher McQuarrie, Heather McQuarrie, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout
  • Studio: Invisible Ink Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A legal thriller that rips through New Orleans society, the son of a respected judge is involved in a hit and run, with both of them dragged into a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices when it's revealed that the victim was the son of a crime boss.
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston 
  • Team: W/EP Peter Moffat; EP Bryan Cranston, Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Alon Aranya, Rob Golenberg
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, King Size Productions, Scripted World
  • Premieres: 2020


ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedic Anthology
  • Logline: A collection of multi-part episodes which will include new characters in an authentic world, telling stories about connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing - and harrowingly comic - sexual secrets.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Cathy Kisakye; EP Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani
  • Studio: Hillman Grad Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a small town in Central Florida where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. At the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy - a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.
  • Cast: Lily Mae Harrington, Kim Dickens, Michael Mosley, Jon Foster, Joshua Mikel, Spencer Howell, Keith Machekanyanga
  • Team: W/EP Eileen Myers; EP Deb Spera; D/EP Sian Heder
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When his wife is detained by ICE, desperate and resourceful undocumented immigrant Marco assumes the identity of an immigration officer to rescue her. It's an emotional thriller about a man enmeshed in a dangerous double life; torn between his desire to help in any way possible and his family.
  • Cast: Gael García Bernal
  • Team: W/EP Jonás Cuarón; EP Gael García Bernal, Sam Baum, Brad Weston, Pam Abdy, Scott Nemes, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
  • Studio: Makeready
  • Notes: Based on the upcoming book Undocumented America by Villavicencio.

THE WRONG MANS
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Two ordinary office workers have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife." As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.
  • Cast: Ben Schwartz, Jillian Bell, Annie Chang 
  • Team: W/EP James Corden, Matthew Baynton, Ian Maxtone-Graham; EP J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson; D/EP Jim Field Smith
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Fulwell 73 Productions
  • Notes: Based on the British series of the same name.