Monday, January 1, 2018

USA - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, several seemingly unrelated characters are living in a small city during a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
  • Cast: Gabriel Chavarria, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, Lili Simmons, Hannah Anderson, Fiona Dourif, Sabrina Gennarino, Lee Tergesen, William Baldwin
  • Team: W/EP James DeMonaco; SR/EP Thomas Kelly; EP Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Sebastien K. Lemercier; D/EP Anthony Hemingway
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Blumhouse Television, Platinum Dunes
  • Premieres: September 4, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Lawyer Jessica Pearson adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.
  • Cast: Gina Torres, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Morgan Spector, Simon Kassianides 
  • Team: W/EP/SR Daniel Arkin; W/EP Aaron Korsh; EP Doug Liman, David Bartis, Gene Klein; D/EP Anton Cropper
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Hypnotic Films
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the Jason Bourne universe, the drama explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone - a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. It follows sleeper agents across the globe as they're mysteriously "awakened" to resume their deadly missions.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Tim Kring; EP Ben Smith, Jeffrey Weiner, Justin Levy, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin; D/EP Ramin Bahrani
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Imperative Entertainment, Captivate Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Allegra Dill is a dogged investigator who returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered by a car bomb. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt hometown Allegra thought she left behind to its knees.
  • Cast: Rosario Dawson 
  • Team: W/EP Andy Greenwald; EP Sam Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Yann Demange; P Rosario Dawson; D/EP Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Paramount Television, Esmail Corp, Anonymous Content
  • Notes: Based on the novel by Ross Thomas.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An unflinching exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.
  • Cast: Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola, Marlo Kelly, Rob Heaps, Zach Roerig, Paul Fitzgerald, Joyful Drake, Tammy Blanchard, Antonio J. Bell, Alison Thornton
  • Team: W/EP Megan Abbott; EP Gina Fattore, Peter Berg, Michael Lombardo, Sarah Condon, Karen Rosenfelt; D/EP Steph Green
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Film 44
  • Notes: Based on the novel by Megan Abbott.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Donal O'Neal is a dirty ex-cop who decides to do the right thing and bring down his complicit superior officers. But his best weapon in this battle - a photographic memory - is suddenly compromised by symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer's. He races against time to repair the damage he's done to his estranged family while trying to avoid being killed by his enemies.
  • Cast: Denis Leary, Callie Thorne, Elaine Hendrix, Christine Evangelista, Donald Faison, Eric Nelsen
  • Team: W/EP Denis Leary, Alex Cary; EP Jim Serpico
  • Studio: Universal Cable Productions, Apostle Pictures
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos, a grieving detective is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead.
  • Cast: Josh Segarra, Andrew Jacobs, Carlos Leal, Danube Hermosillo, Angela Alvarado, Jennifer Landon, Kadeem Hardison, Fernanda Andrade
  • Team: W/Co-EP Chris Cullari, Jennifer Raite; EP Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Rhoades; D/Co-EP Patricia Riggen
  • Studio: Universal Television, Blumhouse Television
  • Notes: Produced by both USA and Syfy, with the final decision on which network may ultimately air it being made after the pilot is finished.