Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Amazon - 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: Two women race for answers when a mysterious plane crash sets them on parallel pursuits of truth. It takes them into the world of global finance, and as they shine a light on offshore accounts meant to be kept hidden, the pair find themselves in the crosshairs of a conspiracy involving money laundering, powerful politicians and a web of terrorists and criminals. Based on the novel by Cristina Alger.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Meredith Stiehm; EP Sherry Marsh, Ashley Stern, Pascal Breton; D/EP Lesli Linka Glatter
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Federation Entertainment, Marsh Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Legendary conquistador Hernan Cortes leads a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II's Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.
  • Cast: Javier Bardem
  • Team: W/EP Steven Zaillian; EP Javier Bardem, Steven Spielberg, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Kirk Douglas, Grant Hill; D/EP Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego
  • Studio: Amblin Television, REDRUM
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A fictional rock band in the 1970s rises through the ranks of the L.A. music scene and beyond, eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. Based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber; SR/EP Will Graham; EP Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Brad Mendelsohn; P Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Hello Sunshine, Circle of Confusion
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set against the backdrop of "The Vertical City" of Hong Kong, the drama explores the lives of a close-knit expatriate community: where affluence is celebrated, friendships are intense but knowingly temporary, and personal lives, deaths and marriages are played out publicly - then retold with glee. This is a delicious world of unusual alliances, heartfelt truths and mystifying superstitions; a place where fortunes are made and lost, families sundered and brought together, identities made and then remade in pursuit of an extraordinary life. Based on Janice Y.K. Lee's book.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Alice Bell; SR/EP Melanie Marnich; EP Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Theresa Park; CP Janice Y.K. Lee
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Blossom Films, POW Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In the near future, a high-tech implant connects our minds to "The Feed." Every interaction, emotion and memory can be shared instantly. Tom and Kate are a young couple trying to resist their addiction to tech. Tom's father invented "The Feed" and his mother is the CEO overseeing its daily operation. When strange and violent things begin to happen to its users, Tom must do all he can to protect his wife and baby daughter from his father's twisted creation.
  • Cast: David Thewlis, Michelle Fairley, Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint White, Jing Lusi, Jeremy Neumark Jones, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Osy Ikhile, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Chris Reilly
  • Team: W/EP Channing Powell; EP Susan Hogg, Stephen Lambert; D/EP Carl Tibbetts
  • Studio: Liberty Global, All3Media International, Studio Lambert
  • Premieres: November 22, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1977 New York City, a diverse band of Nazi Hunters have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
  • Cast: Al PacinoLogan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin, Dylan Baker, Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, James Le Gros (recurring), Ebony Obsidian (recurring), Caleb Emery (recurring), Henry Hunter Hall (recurring), Jeannie Berlin (recurring), Julissa Bermudez (recurring), Becky Ann Baker (recurring), Josh Mostel (recurring), Miles G. Jackson (recurring), Jonno Davies (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP David Weil; SR/EP Nikki Toscano; EP Jordan Peele, Tom Lesinski, Jenna Santoianni, Win Rosenfeld; D/EP Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, Sonar Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama (Animated)
  • Logline: Mark Grayson is a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his 17th birthday, he begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father's tutelage. The series is suspenseful, action-filled, and emotion-packed, yet builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship and humanity.
  • Cast: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise Jow, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Max Burkholder
  • Team: W/EP Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker; SR/EP Simon Racioppa; EP David Alpert, Catherine Winder; D/EP Justin Copeland, Chris Copeland
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Skybound Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in Middle Earth, the drama explores new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Cast: Will PoulterMarkella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle 
  • Team: W/EP JD Payne, Patrick McKay; EP Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Doble; D/EP J.A. Bayona
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, New Line Cinema
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumored witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead? Based on the novel by Agatha Christie.
  • Cast: Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Poppy Gilbert, Madeleine Bowyer, Ellen Robertson, Sarah Woodward, Georgina Campbell, Claire Skinner, Rita Tushingham, Sheila Atim, Kathy Kiera Clarke
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Phelps; EP Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto, James Pritchard, Basi Akpabio, Tommy Bulfin, Helen Ziegler, Damien Timmer; D/EP Leonora Lonsdale
  • Studio: Agatha Christie Limited, Mammoth Screen
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Every year in a small American town, the graduating seniors engage in a competition they believe is their one chance to escape. But this year, the rules have changed and they must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to get out. Based on the book by Lauren Oliver.
  • Cast: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Ray Nicholson, Enrique Murciano, Camron Jones, Jessica Sula, Bonnie Bedelia (recurring), Moira Kelly (recurring), Nancy McKeon (recurring), Rachel Bay Jones (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Lauren Oliver; EP Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Adam Schroeder; Co-EP Alyssa Altman, Lynley Bird; D/EP Leigh Janiak
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Roth Kirschenbaum Films, Glasstown Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Flynne Fisher is a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. She is smart, ambitious and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. Based on the novel by William Gibson.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Scott B. Smith; EP Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Athena Wickham, Steven Hoban; D/EP Vincenzo Natali
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Kilter Films
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a world where teenage girls suddenly develop the ability to electrocute people at will. It's hereditary and inbuilt, and it can't be taken away. Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman.
  • Cast: Leslie Mann, Auli'i Cravalho 
  • Team: W/EP Naomi Alderman; EP Jane Featherstone, Naomi de Pear; P Tim Bricknell; D/EP Reed Morano
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sister Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

SMALL AXE
  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Five stories set within London's West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
  • Cast: Letitia Wright, John Boyega, Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Rochenda Sandall, Alex Jennings, Jack Lowden
  • Team: W/EP Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons, Courttia Newland; EP Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner; P Mike Elliot, Anita Overland
  • Studio: Turbine Studios, EMU Films, Lammas Park Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Explores the town and people who live above "The Loop," a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe - making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling. Based on the artwork by Simon Stalenhag.
  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Jonathan Pryce, Paul Schneider
  • Team: W/EP Nathaniel Halpern; EP Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Mattias Montero, Johan Lindström, Samantha Taylor Pickett; D/EP Mark Romanek
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Amazon Studios, 6th & Idaho Productions, Indio
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: Set in 1953, Alfred and Lucky Emory decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family's home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
  • Cast: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alison Pill, Ryan Kwanten, Melody Hurd, Javier Botet, Percy Hynes White, Derek Phillips
  • Team: W/EP Little Marvin; SR/EP David Matthews; EP Lena Waithe, Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, Michael Connelly
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Vertigo Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A young woman makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, she discovers a railroad full of engineers and conductors, along with a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
  • Cast: Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre, Chase W. Dillon, Damon Herriman (recurring), William Jackson Harper (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Barry Jenkins
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Four black women - friends from their college days at NYU - navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Tracy Oliver; EP Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Kim Lessing
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A large-scope, multi-layered international event series. Designed to function as a fire-starter to ignite the creation of multiple original local language and local production series. All of the local series are designed to enhance the entire entertainment experience of what is being described as an imagined and layered world.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg; D/EP Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, AGBO Studios, Midnight Radio
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in 2033 where people who are near death can be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife of their choice. The secretly romantic Brooklyn-born Nora works customer service for a luxurious virtual reality environment. When handsome L.A. party boy Nathan's self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora's VR world.
  • Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo
  • Team: W/EP/D Greg Daniels; EP Howard Klein
  • Studio: Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A group of young adults meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization. After they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel, they discover the conspiracy theories in the comic's pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.
  • Cast: John CusackSasha Lane, Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, Cory Michael Smith, Ashleigh LaThrop, Desmin Borges, Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham, Javon "Wanna" Walton, Jeanine Serralles, Jessica Rothe (recurring), Felisha Terrell (recurring), Dustin Ingram (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Gillian Flynn; EP Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, Dennis Kelly, Diederick Santer, Sharon Levy; D/EP Toby Haynes
  • Studio: Endemol Shine North America, Kudos, Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a sprawling world where magic exists but can only be used by women, Moiraine is a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization, the Aes Sedai. She embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women. Moiraine's interest in these five lies in the fact that she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual who prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Barney Harris, Zoë Robins, Josha Stradowski, Daniel Henney 
  • Team: W/EP Rafe Judkins; EP Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke; CP Harriet McDougal; P Rosamund Pike; D/EP Uta Briesewitz
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, Red Eagle Entertainment, Radar Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Part survival drama, part dystopia slumber party, a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds survive an airplane crash that strands them on a deserted island. The show explores the past and present struggles of these young women, offering up a vivid portrayal of what it means to grow up female in our time - whether you are lost in the wilderness or not.
  • Cast: Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards, Shannon Berry, Rachel Griffiths, David Sullivan, Troy Winbush, Sophia Ali, Sarah Pidgeon, Jenna Clause, Erana James 
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Streicher; SR/EP Amy B. Harris; EP Jamie Tarses, Dylan Clark, Brian Williams; D/EP Susanna Fogel
  • Studio: ABC Signature Studios, Fanfare Entertainment, Dylan Clark Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: Beginning with the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943, the Rockford Peaches struggle to keep the team alive season to season through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. A ragtag team of women are figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball. Based on the 1992 film.
  • Cast: Abbi Jacobson, D'Arcy Carden, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Gbemisola Ikumelo 
  • Team: W/EP Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham; EP Hailey Wierengo
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Field Trip Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in a college ombudsman's office, where three generations of women working there navigate the current cultural climate, the concept of feminism across different generations, and the struggle to reconcile socially constructed ideas with current ethical views regarding complex issues such as sex, race, class and gender.
  • Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Whitney Cummings, Greg Kinnear, Martin Short, Ian Harding, Josie Totah, Tasha Smith 
  • Team: W/EP/D Lee Daniels; W/EP Whitney Cummings; EP Lisa Kudrow
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A sardonic college student's overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and an endless chain of social disasters.
  • Cast: Cazzie David
  • Team: W/EP Cazzie David, Elisa Kalani; SR/EP Sarah Heyward; EP Sue Naegle, Ali Krug; D/EP Augustine Frizzell
  • Studio: Annapurna Television, Endeavor Content
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A coming-of-age comedic drama about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire: to get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love and navigate a world that eludes them.
  • Cast: Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, Albert Rutecki, Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang
  • Team: W/EP Jason Katims; EP Jeni Mulein, Dana Stern
  • Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, yessStudios
  • Notes: Based on the Israeli series of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: While out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, four young girls unwittingly become caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future - they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fates. An emotional adventure in which the girls and the women they eventually become are tough, their friendships are authentic, and their journey through time is epic. Based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Stephany Folsom; EP Brian K. Vaughan
  • Studio: Legendary Television, Plan B Entertainment
  • Notes: Series commitment.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A mockumentary that follows a group of working class DJs and their friends in a town called North Las Vegas: a land of mini malls and vast parking lots, where the lights of The Strip act as a beacon of fame and glory that's just out of reach. The series tracks their stumbling ambitions, and explores how relationships between friends and family evolve as the reality of your dreams starts to hit. It's a sloppy celebration of life in the suburban southwest.
  • Cast: Jorge Diaz, Eliza Bennett, Andre Hyland, Conner McVicker, Amir Talai
  • Team: W/EP Mehar Sethi; EP Ash Atalla, Jon Petrie, Hugo Chegwin, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, Allan Mustafa; D/EP Chris Storer
  • Studio: Roughcut Television
  • Notes: Based on the British series of the same name.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A bilingual romantic comedy about family - the one you choose and the one you're born into. Sara has been the matriarch of her chosen family since her parents moved back to Mexico City in her late teens. She and her diverse group of friends and family attempt to master their careers and romantic entanglements while living together in Sara's Hollywood Hills compound. Now, Sara's mother is moving back in and shedding a new light on the life Sara built for herself, pushing everyone towards a late-in-life coming of age.
  • Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Georgie Flores, Giancarlo Vidrio, Ben O'Toole, Sarah Ramos, Patricia Bernal
  • Team: W/EP/D Catalina Aguilar Mastretta; EP Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch; P Liz Cohen
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Jax Media
  • Notes: