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)

ORDERED TO SERIES
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Lawyer Jessica Pearson adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics.
  • Cast: Gina Torres, Morgan Spector, Simon Kassianides, Bethany Joy Lenz (replacing Rebecca Rittenhouse), Chantel Riley, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree
  • 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

ORDERED TO PILOT

BRIARPATCH
  • 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, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty
  • 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: