Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Hulu - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES
  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Patrick is a goodhearted peasant who lands a covet squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet's nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick's valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell.
  • Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Tony Hale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Tara Strong, Alanna Ubach
  • Team: W/EP Tom Root, John Harvatine IV; EP Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, a young woman must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
  • Cast: Kat Dennings, Brenda SongEsther Povitsky, Shay Mitchell (replacing Lex Scott Davis), Goran Visnjic (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Jordan Weiss; SR/EP Ira Ungerleider; EP Kat Dennings, Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom, Tom Ackerley, Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan, Nicole King, Stephanie Laing; D/EP Matt Spicer
  • Studio: ABC Signature Studios, LuckyChap Entertainment, Clubhouse Pictures
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges - to which she pleaded not guilty - and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?
  • Cast: Kate McKinnon
  • Team: EP Kate McKinnon, Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Antoine, a young French man, searches for his estranged, presumed to be dead sister in the depths of the Syrian civil war. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS' biggest nightmare, and travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine's journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look on the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.
  • Cast: Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry, James Purefoy, Souheila Yacoub, Joe Ben Ayed, James Floyd, Dean Ridge, Julia Faure, François Caron, Céline Samie
  • Team: W/EP Maria Feldman, Eitan Mansuri, Amit Cohen, Ron Leshem; EP Xabi Molia, Jonathan Doweck, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta, Christian Vesper; D/EP Oded Ruskin
  • Studio: Fremantle, Masha Productions, Spiro Films, Haut et Court TV, Arte France
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Four American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broke, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings... and a funeral.
  • Cast: Nathalie Emmanuel (replacing Jessica Williams), Rebecca Rittenhouse, Nikesh Patel, John Reynolds, Andie MacDowell, Brandon Mychal Smith, Zoe Boyle, Jennie Jacques, Harish Patel, Guz Khan, Tom Mison, Tommy Dewey, Ashley Madekwe
  • Team: W/EP Mindy Kaling, Matt Warburton; EP Tracey Wigfield, Richard Curtis, Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein, Charlie Grandy; D/EP Tristram Shapeero, Charles McDougall
  • Studio: Universal Television, MGM Television, Working Title Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
  • Premieres: July 31, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Robbie Reyes is a quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. He lives on the Texas-Mexico border and when he unleashes the Rider, he brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields.
  • Cast: Gabriel Luna
  • Team: W/EP Ingrid Escajeda; EP Paul Zbyszewski, Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: ABC Signature Studios, Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A "genre-bending," anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia detailing the rise to power of Catherine the Great and the explosive relationship with her husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe FoxSacha Dhawan, Charity Wakefield, Gwilym Lee, Adam Godley, Douglas Hodge
  • Team: W/EP Tony McNamara; EP Elle Fanning, Marian Macgowan, Josh Kesselman, Ron West, Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding; D/EP Matt Shakman
  • Studio: Media Rights Capital, Echo Lake Entertainment, Thruline Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity - each with their attitude and skills.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Paul Zbyszewski; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: ABC Signature Studios, Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The ultimate music fan and a record store owner is obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists. Based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby and the 2000 feature film starring John Cusack.
  • Cast: Zoë Kravitz, Jake Lacy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, David Holmes, Kingsley Ben-Adir (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka; EP Zoë Kravitz, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Nick Hornby; P Adrienne Erickson; D/EP Jesse Peretz
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Midnight Radio
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Josh Gordon, Will Speck; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Howard the Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America's favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him into the crispiest dish on the menu.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Kevin Smith, Dave Willis; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joshua JacksonJade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, Lexi Underwood, Paul Yen (recurring), Huang Lu (recurring), Geoff Stults (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Liz Tigelaar; EP Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone, Lauren Neustadter; P Celeste Ng; D/EP Lynn Shelton
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Hello Sunshine, Simpson Street Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young, and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his friends attempt to make sense of what they've been through. Based on the novel by John Green.
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Sofia Vassillieva, Landry Bender, Uriah Shelton, Jordon Connor, Timothy Simons, Ron Cephas Jones, Rachel Matthews (recurring), Henry Zaga (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Josh Schwartz; EP Stephanie Savage, John Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner; Co-EP Lis Rowinski; D/EP Sarah Adina Smith
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Temple Hill Entertainment, Fake Empire Productions
  • Premieres: October 18, 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: An egomaniacal super-villain with a really big head and a really little body struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth; EP Nicole Kidman, Liane Moriarty, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Casey Haver, Per Saari
  • Studio: Blossom Films, Made Up Stories, Endeavor Content
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in a small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he's well-liked and popular, while she's lonely, proud and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they're both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world but Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Based on the novel by Sally Rooney
  • Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal 
  • Team: W/EP Sally Rooney, Alice Birch, Mark O'Rowe; EP Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Anna Ferguson; D/EP Lenny Abrahamson, Hettie McDonald
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Element Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.
  • Cast: Abigail SpencerRodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, David Dastmalchian, Rhys Wakefield, Madison Davenport, W. Earl Brown, Gilbert Owuor, Craig Tate, Wavyy Jonez, Shane Callahan, Rory Cochrane
  • Team: W/Co-EP Josh Corbin; EP Warren Littlefield; Co-EP Ann Johnson, Graham Littlefield; D/EP Jonathan Van Tulleken
  • Studio: A+E Studios, The Littlefield Company
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A family of aliens from a better world take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.
  • Cast: Justin Roiland, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack, Tiffany Haddish, Alfred Molina, Christina Hendricks, Andy Daly, Alan Tudyk, Thomas Middleditch
  • Team: W/EP Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Aine, a whip-smart English-as-a-foreign language teacher, tries to pull her life back together after a "teeny little" nervous breakdown. Her sister Shona worries, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. The school where Aine teaches brings together a room full of characters also trying to find their own hope, direction and happiness in this messy world.
  • Cast: Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Aasif Mandvi, Tobias Menzies, Indira Varma, Sorcha Cusack, Chris Geere, Kadiff Kirwan, Ricky Grover, Ekow Quartey, Pik-Sen Lim, Todor Jordanov, Jassem Mougari, Daniela Spataru
  • Team: W/EP Aisling Bea; EP Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Gavin O'Grady; D/EP Alex Winckler
  • Studio: Merman, Channel 4
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Two woke superheroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Erica Rivinoja, Chelsea Handler; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: Through encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast. Based on the North American Lake Monsters collection of stories.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mary Laws; EP Lucan Toh; D/EP Babak Anvari
  • Studio: Annapurna Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in New York in the 1990s at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the Wu-Tang Clan's formation is a vision of Bobby Diggs (aka RZA), who strives to unite a dozen young, black men who are torn between music and crime but who eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
  • Cast: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander, Julian Elijah Martinez, Dave East, Vinnie Pastore, Johnell YoungAnthony Chisholm (recurring), Armen Garo (recurring), Caleb Castille (recurring), Ebony Obsidian (recurring), Andrea-Rachel Parker (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Alex Tse, RZA; EP Method Man, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo; D/EP Chris Robinson, Craig Zisk
  • Studio: Imagine Television
  • Premieres: September 4, 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Gus, a boy/deer hybrid, leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of hybrids and humans searching to find answers behind the event - ultimately discovering a vast conspiracy that forces him to question his very existence.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Jim Mickle; EP Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, Linda Moran
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Team Downey
  • Notes: Based on characters created for DC Vertigo.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera/Animated Hybrid)
  • Logline: An African-American cartoonist is on the cusp of mainstream success when his mild comics take a decidedly provocative tone following a run-in with police. Now, Keef is in an irreversible state of "woke" as he struggles to navigate his day-to-day existence without blowing up everything he's built - while animated objects invade his reality.
  • Cast: Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson 
  • Team: W/EP Keith Knight, Marshall Todd; EP Will Gluck, Richie Schwartz, Kate Schumaecker, John Will, Eric Christian Olsen; D/EP Maurice Marable
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Olive Bridge Entertainment
  • Notes: Inspired by the life of The K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight.