Tuesday, January 1, 2019

National Geographic - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Spanning over 300 years, the drama chronicles the deforestation of the New World from the arrival of Europeans into the contemporary era of global warming through the stories of two immigrants to New France, RenĂ© Sel and Charles Duquet, who work as wood-cutters - barkskins - and of their descendants. Based on the novel by Annie Proulx.
  • Cast: David Thewlis, Marcia Gay HardenChristian Cooke, James Bloor
  • Team: W/EP Elwood Reid; EP Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Garrett Basch; D/EP David Slade
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Scott Rudin Productions
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Recounts the terrifying true story of the origin of the Ebola virus, a highly infectious deadly virus from the central African rain forest, and its first arrival on U.S. soil. In 1989, when this killer suddenly appeared in chimpanzees in a scientific lab in the suburbs of Washington D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army veterinarian working with a secret military SWAT team put herself in mortal peril when she tried to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population.
  • Cast: Julianna Margulies, Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, Paul James, Nick Searcy, Robert Wisdom, Robert Sean Leonard
  • Team: W/EP Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson; EP Ridley Scott, Lynda Obst, Jeff Vintar; D/EP Michael Uppendahl, Nick Murphy
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Scott Free Productions, Lynda Obst Productions
  • Premieres: May 27, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: At the height of the Cold War in 1958, the Soviets are dominating the space race. The public is in fear of a nation in decline, so the U.S. government conceives of a solution - NASA's Project Mercury - creating the country's premier astronauts from a handful of the military's adrenaline-junkie test pilots. Seven individuals, known as the Mercury Seven, are plucked from obscurity and soon forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. Within the heart of this historic drama that's populated by deeply human characters, two rivals John Glenn and Alan Shepard jockey to be the first in space. Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mark Lafferty; EP Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Will Staples; D/EP David Nutter
  • Studio: Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Appian Way Productions
  • Premieres: 2020