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)


  • 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, Jessica Brown Findlay, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, Nina Sosanya, Demi Moore (recurring)
  • 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

  • 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: 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: 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, Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit, Michael Gaston, Tess Haubrich, Shruti Haasan
  • 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


  • 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:
  • 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
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, The Gotham Group, Ramona Films
  • Notes: Based on the nonfiction book by David Kushner.