Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Showtime - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

BACK TO LIFE
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: After 18 years behind bars, Miri Matteson returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large.
  • Cast: Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Richard Durden, Jo Martin, Jamie Michie, Christine Bottomley, Adeel Akhtar, Liam Williams
  • Team: W/EP Daisy Haggard; EP Laura Solon, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond; P Debs Pisani; D/EP Chris Sweeney
  • Studio: Two Brothers Pictures, All3Media International
  • Premieres: October 6, 2019

THE GOOD LORD BIRD
  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The story of how a young slave nicknamed Onion became part of abolitionist John Brown's motley family and eventually took part in the raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia that helped precipitate the Civil War. Based on the novel by James McBride.
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Johnson-Lionel 
  • Team: W/EP Ethan Hawke, Mark Richard; EP James McBride, Jason Blum, Brian Taylor, Ryan Hawke, David Schiff, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman; D/EP Albert Hughes
  • Studio: Blumhouse Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Dramatizes an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. It weaves deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
  • Cast: Pablo Schreiber, Yerin Ha
  • Team: W/EP/SR Kyle Killen; SR/EP Steven Kane; EP Scott Pennington, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank; D/EP Otto Bathurst
  • Studio: Microsoft/343 Industries, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A continuation of the groundbreaking drama which follows an ensemble of self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success on the east side of Los Angeles.
  • Cast: Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Sarah Shahi, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Brian Michael, Stephanie Allynne
  • Team: W/EP Marja-Lewis Ryan; EP Ilene Chaiken, Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Kristen Campo; D/EP Steph Green
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: Set in the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American dream in the early 1990s, Krystal Stubbs lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise (FAM) - the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her to ruin in the first place, run by the powerful Obie Garbeau II.
  • Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Ted Levine, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto, Théodore Pellerin, Julie Benz (recurring), Usman Ally (recurring), Melissa De Sousa (recurring), John Earl Jelks (recurring), Sharon Lawrence (recurring), Josh Fadem (recurring), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (recurring), Alexander Skarsgård (recurring), Mary Steenburgen (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Robert Funke, Matt Lutsky; SR/EP Esta Spalding; EP Kirsten Dunst, George Clooney, Grant Heslov; D/EP Charlie McDowell
  • Studio: TriStar Television, Smokehouse Pictures
  • Premieres: August 25, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the devil, the drama will explore a mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a historical backdrop.
  • Cast: Natalie Dormer, Nathan Lane, Adriana BarrazaDaniel Zovatto, Johnathan Nieves, Jessica Garza, Rory Kinnear, Kerry Bishé, Michael GladisAmy Madigan (recurring), Brent Spiner (recurring), Lin Shaye (recurring), Lorenza Izzo (recurring), Adam Rodriguez (recurring), Thomas Kretschmann (recurring), Dominic Sherwood (recurring), Ethan Peck (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP John Logan; EP Michael Aguilar, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris; Co-EP James Bagley; D/EP Paco Cabezas
  • Studio: Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A politically aimless and powerless vice president is unexpectedly elevated to the presidency halfway into the administration's first term. He then walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. With scandal and conspiracy on all sides, he has to choose between keeping his head down and toeing the party line or following a late-developing conscience and taking a stand.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Anthony Peckham; EP Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Christopher McQuarrie, Heather McQuarrie, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout
  • Studio: Invisible Ink Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A fat, queer woman's misfortune and despair lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.
  • Cast: Abby McEnany, Theo Germaine, Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous, Julia Sweeney
  • Team: W/EP Abby McEnany, Tim Mason, Lilly Wachowski; EP Lawrence Mattis, Ashley Berns, Josh Adler, Tony Hernandez
  • Studio: Circle of Confusion, Jax Media
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A legal thriller that rips through New Orleans society, the son of a respected judge is involved in a hit and run, with both of them dragged into a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices when it's revealed that the victim was the son of a crime boss.
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Hunter Doohan 
  • Team: W/EP Peter Moffat; EP Bryan Cranston, Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Alon Aranya, Rob Golenberg; D/EP Edward Berger
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, King Size Productions, Scripted World
  • Premieres: 2020


ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When his wife is detained by ICE, desperate and resourceful undocumented immigrant Marco assumes the identity of an immigration officer to rescue her. It's an emotional thriller about a man enmeshed in a dangerous double life; torn between his desire to help in any way possible and his family.
  • Cast: Gael García Bernal, Marisé Alvarez, Greg Grunberg, Pepi Sonuga, Adriana Santos, Noah Reyes
  • Team: W/EP Jonás Cuarón; EP Gael García Bernal, Sam Baum, Brad Weston, Pam Abdy, Scott Nemes, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
  • Studio: Makeready
  • Notes: Based on the upcoming book Undocumented America by Villavicencio.

  • Genre: Comedic Anthology
  • Logline: A collection of multi-part episodes which will include new characters in an authentic world, telling stories about connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing - and harrowingly comic - sexual secrets.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Cathy Kisakye; EP Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani
  • Studio: Hillman Grad Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a small town in Central Florida where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. At the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy - a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.
  • Cast: Lily Mae Harrington, Kim Dickens, Michael Mosley, Jon Foster, Joshua Mikel, Spencer Howell, Keith Machekanyanga
  • Team: W/EP Eileen Myers; EP Deb Spera; D/EP Sian Heder
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother takes on every kind of authority - and her own family - in a messy, unfiltered way.
  • Cast: Lena Headey
  • Team: W/EP Christian Torpe; EP Lena Headey, Elisa Ellis
  • Studio: Platform One Media
  • Notes: Based on a Danish series.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Traversing generations to tell an emotionally complex family story that interweaves modern-day and 1959 Detroit, a mystery is uncovered by a young musician who moves back to her childhood home.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Kyle Jarrow; EP Alicia Keys, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Marc Platt, R.J. Cutter, Adam Siegel
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Notes: Series commitment.

THE WRONG MANS
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Two ordinary office workers have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife." As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.
  • Cast: Ben Schwartz, Jillian Bell, Annie Chang 
  • Team: W/EP James Corden, Matthew Baynton, Ian Maxtone-Graham; EP J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson; D/EP Jim Field Smith
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Fulwell 73 Productions
  • Notes: Based on the British series of the same name.