Tuesday, January 1, 2019

HBO Max - 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: Set in a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. A mysterious order of women - the Bene Gesserit, who are given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind - expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis - known to its inhabitants as Dune. Based on the novel by Frank Herbert.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jon Spaihts; SR/EP Dana Calvo; EP Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert; Co-P Kevin J. Anderson; D/EP Denis Villeneuve
  • Studio: Legendary Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Cassandra Bowden, a binge-drinking flight attendant prone to blackouts, wakes up one morning next to a dead body and begins to lie as she looks to fill in the blanks from the fateful night in Dubai. Based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian.
  • Cast: Kaley Cuoco
  • Team: W/EP Steve Yockey; EP Kaley Cuoco, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; Co-EP Suzanne McCormack
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Yes Norman Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The new series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years. Reboot of The CW drama that aired from 2007-2012.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Joshua Safran; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Fake Empire Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set in Shanghai in the 1920s, 10-year-old Sam Wing meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/Co-EP Tze Chun; EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Sam Register; Co-EP Brendan Hay
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2020

LOVE LIFE
  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: The journey from first love to last love and how the people we're with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever. Each season will follow a different protagonist's quest for love with each half-hour episode telling the story of one of their relationships.
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick
  • Team: W/EP/D Sam Boyd; EP Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Bridget Bedard; Co-EP Dan Magnante
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, FeigCo
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Hazel Green is a 30-something woman on the run after 10 years of marriage to an unstable, needy and possibly sociopathic tech billionaire. She discovers her husband has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device called the Made for Love in her brain, allowing him to track and watch her and even know her feelings. Based on the novel by Alissa Nutting.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Somerville; EP Alissa Nutting, Liza Chasin, Dean Bakopoulos; D/EP S.J. Clarkson
  • Studio: WarnerMedia Entertainment, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in a world where survivors of a devastating flu try to rebuild and reimagine the world while holding on to the best of what's been lost. Based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Somerville; EP Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, Dylan Russell; Co-EP Nate Matteson; D/EP Hiro Murai
  • Studio: Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An American journalist embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. The series details his daily descent into the neon soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem. Based on the non-fiction book by Jake Adelstein.
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort
  • Team: W/EP J.T. Rogers; EP Ansel Elgort, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines; D/EP Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Studio: Endeavor Content
  • Premieres: 2020