Tuesday, January 1, 2019

USA - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

BRIARPATCH
  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: Allegra Dill is a dogged investigator who returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered by a car bomb. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt hometown Allegra thought she left behind to its knees. Based on the novel by Ross Thomas.
  • Cast: Rosario DawsonJay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty, Kim Dickens, Ed Asner (recurring), Alan Cumming (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Andy Greenwald; EP Sam Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Rosario Dawson; D/EP Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Paramount Television, Esmail Corp, Anonymous Content
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An unflinching exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence. Based on the novel by Megan Abbott.
  • Cast: Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola, Marlo Kelly, Rob Heaps, Zach Roerig, Paul Fitzgerald, Joyful Drake, Tammy Blanchard, Antonio J. Bell, Alison Thornton, Chris Zylka (recurring), Taveeta Syzmanowicz (recurring), Adrian Walters (recurring), Amanda Brugel (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Megan Abbott; EP Gina Fattore, Peter Berg, Michael Lombardo, Sarah Condon, Karen Rosenfelt; D/EP Steph Green
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Film 44
  • Premieres: December 29, 2019

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: 1970s daredevil Evel Knievel prepares for his greatest death-defying feat - the historic Snake River Canyon jump. The series provides a portrait of a complex man living the American dream, juggling meteoric celebrity and raising a family - and the very real probability that his next jump will kill him.
  • Cast: Milo Ventimiglia
  • Team: W/EP Etan Frankel; EP Milo Ventimiglia, McG, Mary Viola, Steven Bello, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, Topher Rhys-Lawrence, Russ Cundiff
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Wonderland Sound & Vision, Atlas Entertainment, DiVide Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Along with a group of rebellious misfits, two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s: the video game Doom. John Carmack and John Romero were best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire and transformed pop culture forever.
  • Cast: Eduardo Franco, Patrick Gibson, John Karna, Jane Ackermann, Siobhan Williams, Peter Friedman (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Tom Bissell; EP James Franco, Dave France, David Kushner, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Eric Robinson, Jeremy Bell, Vince Jolivette, Elizabeth Haggard; Co-EP D.J. Goldberg; D/EP Rhys Thomas
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, The Gotham Group, Ramona Films
  • Notes: Based on the nonfiction book by David Kushner.