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

BRAVE NEW WORLD
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John's arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Harry Lloyd 
  • Team: W/EP David Wiener; EP Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey; D/EP Owen Harris
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2019

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
  • 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: 2019

  • 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)
  • 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: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson adjusts to down-and-dirty Chicago politics. Newly appointed as the mayor's right-hand fixer, she quickly is embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences. With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing - two things very much at odds.
  • Cast: Gina Torres, Morgan Spector, Simon Kassianides, Bethany Joy Lenz (replacing Rebecca Rittenhouse), Chantel Riley, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree, Betsy Brandt (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Aaron Korsh; SR/EP Daniel Arkin; EP Doug Liman, David Bartis, Gene Klein, Kevin Bray, Chris Downey; D/EP Anton Cropper
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Hypnotic Films, Untitled Korsh Company
  • Premieres: July 17, 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the Jason Bourne universe, the drama explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone - a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. It follows sleeper agents across the globe as they're mysteriously "awakened" to resume their deadly missions.
  • Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Brian J. Smith, Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo-Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Emilia Schüle
  • Team: W/EP Tim Kring; EP Ben Smith, Jeffrey Weiner, Justin Levy, Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin; D/EP Ramin Bahrani
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Imperative Entertainment, Captivate Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019