Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Development News - FOX Orders Pilots for Dramas Written by Will Beall, Manny Coto and Tom Kapinos; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - February 5, 2019

FOX's Adam & Eve, Deputy, Next and Untitled Tom Kapinos Project.

  • ADAM & EVE (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Jon Beckerman (Ed). Executive produced by Beckerman, Claude Meunier and Luc Wiseman. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Avanti Group. Logline: The comedy follows one couple at three stages of their relationship - young and passionate, middle-aged with kids, and navigating retirement. It's a comedy about the big questions: What makes a marriage last? Do people ever really change? And, after 40 years together, why can't we pick a place for dinner without it turning into a whole, you know, "thing"?
  • DEPUTY (Drama) - Written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). Directed by David Ayer (Bright). Executive produced by Beall, Ayer and Chris Long. Produced by Entertainment One and Cedar Park Entertainment. Logline: Deputy Bill Hollister is a career lawman who's very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the LA County Sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.
  • NEXT (Drama) - Written by Manny Coto (24: Legacy). Directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us). Executive produced by Coto, Requa, Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Zaftig Films. Logline: A brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world's first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself. Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don't yet understand, the drama also presents a villain we've never seen before, one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
  • UNTITLED TOM KAPINOS PROJECT (Drama) - Written by Tom Kapinos (Californication, Lucifer). Directed by Sanaa Hamri (Empire). Executive produced by Kapinos, Hamri, Sharon Levy, Nicolas Coppermann and Francois-Xavier Demaison. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Endemol Shine North America. Logline: A structurally inventive dramedy in which the entire first season takes place over the course of a single night at a wedding. As we get to know the wedding party, we'll learn surprising reveals about both their present and past. We'll see that things aren't always what they seem and explore the complicated bonds of love, friendship and family at different stages of life. Inspired by the French series Quadras.