Monday, January 1, 2018

WGN America - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

CARTER
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Harley Mackay is an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he's back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw and Dave Leigh.
  • Cast: Jerry O'Connell, Sydney Poitier Heartsong, Kristian Bruun, Varun Saranga, Matt Baram, Brenda Kamino
  • Team: W/EP Garry Campbell; EP Teza Lawrence, Michael Souther, John Tinker; D/EP Scott Smith
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Amaze Film + Television, Bell Media
  • Premieres: August 7, 2018

THE DISAPPEARANCE
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: While participating in a birthday treasure hunt, 10 year old Anthony Sullivan suddenly disappears. The investigation that follows uncovers many secrets buried by his family long ago. The family must come together in order to solve the mystery of Anthony's disappearance.
  • Cast: Aden Young, Peter Coyote, Camille Sullivan, Joanne Kelly, Michael Riendeau, Micheline Lanctot, Kevin Parent, Neil Napier
  • Team: W/EP Normand Daneau, GeneviĆ©ve Simard; EP Joanne Forgues, Sophie Parizeau, Jean-Marc Casanova; D/EP Peter Stebbings
  • Studio: NBCUniversal International Studios, Bell Media, Productions Casablanca
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The story of Kit "Kick" Lannigan, the survivor of a highly publicized child-abduction case, and Frank Novak, the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains herself in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Novak persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop, Kick brings her unique understanding of a predator's mind to the team.
  • Cast: Chris Noth, Leven Rambin, Danny Pino, Andy Mientus, Tracie Thoms
  • Team: W/EP Matt Lopez; EP JoAnn Alfano, Sara Colleton, Kim Moses, Barry O'Brien, Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock
  • Studio: NBCUniversal International Studios, The Colleton Company, The Neptune Way
  • Premieres: 2019

PURE
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Noah Funk is a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to protect his family and preserve his faith. Noah is a newly elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. Just when he thinks he’s won, Noah and his wife Anna are thrust headlong into a desperate world of violence, greed and betrayal.
  • Cast: Ryan Robbins, Peter Outerbridge, Rosie Perez, A.J. Buckley, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Christopher Heyerdahl, Zoie Palmer, Victor Gomez, Alyson Hannigan (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Michael Amo; EP Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson, David MacLeod; D/EP Ken Girotti
  • Studio: Two East Productions, Cineflix
  • Premieres: 2018