Thursday, May 9, 2019

FOX Gives Series Orders to 'Deputy,' 'The Great North,' 'Next,' 'Outmatched,' 'Prodigal Son' and 'Untitled Annie Weisman Drama'

FOX has today given out series orders to six projects - dramas Deputy, Next, Prodigal Son and an untitled series written by Annie Weisman; animated comedy The Great North; and multi-camera comedy Outmatched (previously Geniuses). 

Deputy - A modern cop drama that blends the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude and gritty authenticity. When the Los Angeles County's Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics. He leads a skilled team of ambitious and complicated human beings who won't rest until justice is served.

The drama stars Stephen Dorff, Brian Van Holt, Yara Martinez, Siena Goines, Shane Paul McGhie, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Mark Moses.

Will Beall wrote the pilot, which was directed by David Ayer. They executive produce with Chris Long and Barry Schindel. Entertainment One, Fox Entertainment and Cedar Park Entertainment produce.

The Great North - This animated comedy follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as single dad Beef does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.

The voice cast features Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte and Dulcé Sloan.

Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux and Minty Lewis created the comedy. They executive produce with Loren Bouchard. 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment produce. 

Next - A propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don't yet understand. A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations - a powerful A.I. - might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we've ever seen - one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

The drama stars John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Aaron Moten, Eve Harlow, Gerardo Celasco, Jason Butler Harner, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Evan Whitten and Michael Mosley.

Manny Coto wrote the pilot, which was directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. They executive produce with Charlie Gogolak. 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Entertainment and Zaftig Films produce.

Outmatched - A blue-collar couple in South Jersey try to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.

The comedy stars Maggie Lawson, Jason Biggs, Connor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, Jack Stanton, Oakley Bull and Tisha Campbell.

Lon Zimmet wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jonathan Judge. 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment produce.

Prodigal Son - Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think. Why? His father was one of the best - a notorious serial killer called "The Surgeon." That's why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.

The drama stars Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Keiko Agena, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Bellamy Young and Michael Sheen.

Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver wrote the pilot, which was directed by Lee Toland Krieger. They executive produce with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Warner Bros. Television, Fox Entertainment and Berlanti Productions produce.

Untitled Annie Weisman - Only child Julia Bechly finds her life turned upside down when her father is forced to reveal that over the course of his pioneering career as a fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children. As she dutifully begins to track down her emerging group of siblings, among a sea of brothers, Julia discovers only two sisters - both of whom quickly become a part of her now redefined family. Based on the Australian series Sisters.

The drama stars Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mo McRae, Mustafa Elzein, Victoria Cartagena and Timothy Hutton.

Annie Weisman wrote the pilot, which was directed by Leslye Headland. They executive produce with Jason Katims, Imogen Banks, Jeni Mulein and Sharon Levy. Universal Television, Endemol Shine North America and True Jack Productions produce.