Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Amazon - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Two women race for answers when a mysterious plane crash sets them on parallel pursuits of truth. It takes them into the world of global finance, and as they shine a light on offshore accounts meant to be kept hidden, the pair find themselves in the crosshairs of a conspiracy involving money laundering, powerful politicians and a web of terrorists and criminals. Based on the novel by Cristina Alger.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Meredith Stiehm; EP Sherry Marsh, Ashley Stern, Pascal Breton; D/EP Lesli Linka Glatter
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Federation Entertainment, Marsh Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A large-scope, multi-layered international event series. Designed to function as a fire-starter to ignite the creation of multiple original local language and local production series. All of the local series are designed to enhance the entire entertainment experience of what is being described as an imagined and layered world.
  • Cast: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Richard Madden
  • Team: W/EP Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg; EP Patrick Moran, Mike Larocca; D/EP Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, AGBO Studios, Midnight Radio
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Legendary conquistador Hernan Cortes leads a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II's Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.
  • Cast: Javier Bardem
  • Team: W/EP Steven Zaillian; EP Javier Bardem, Steven Spielberg, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Kirk Douglas, Grant Hill; D/EP Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego
  • Studio: Amblin Television, REDRUM
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A fictional rock band in the 1970s rises through the ranks of the L.A. music scene and beyond, eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. Based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
  • Cast: Riley Keough, Sam ClaflinCamila Morrone, Nabiyah Be, Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon 
  • Team: W/EP Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber; SR/EP Will Graham; EP Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Brad Mendelsohn; P Taylor Jenkins Reid; D/EP Niki Caro
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Hello Sunshine, Circle of Confusion
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set against the backdrop of "The Vertical City" of Hong Kong, the drama explores the lives of a close-knit expatriate community: where affluence is celebrated, friendships are intense but knowingly temporary, and personal lives, deaths and marriages are played out publicly - then retold with glee. This is a delicious world of unusual alliances, heartfelt truths and mystifying superstitions; a place where fortunes are made and lost, families sundered and brought together, identities made and then remade in pursuit of an extraordinary life. Based on Janice Y.K. Lee's book.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Alice Bell; SR/EP Melanie Marnich; EP Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Theresa Park; CP Janice Y.K. Lee; D/EP Lulu Wang
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Blossom Films, POW Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Four middle school best friends embark on their never-ending quest for clout on Fairfax Avenue - LA's pulsing heart of hypebeast culture.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Matt Hausfater, Aaron Buchsbaum, Teddy Riley; EP Peter A. Knight, Jon Zimelis, Jason U. Nadler, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Ben Kalina
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Titmouse, Serious Business
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: 32-year-old misanthropic musician, Frank Marron, lives in Dublin with his mother.
  • Cast: Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Pom Boyd, Sarah Greene, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • Team: W/EP Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Moloney; EP Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford
  • Studio: Merman, Amazon Studios, Channel 4
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama (Animated)
  • Logline: Mark Grayson is a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his 17th birthday, he begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father's tutelage. The series is suspenseful, action-filled, and emotion-packed, yet builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship and humanity.
  • Cast: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise Jow, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Max Burkholder
  • Team: W/EP Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker; SR/EP Simon Racioppa; EP David Alpert, Catherine Winder; D/EP Justin Copeland, Chris Copeland
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Skybound Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Military veteran Jack Reacher lives a nomadic life as a freelance investigator and problem solver. Based on the series of novels by Lee Child.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Nick Santora; EP Lee Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Skydance Television, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in Middle Earth, the drama explores new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • Cast: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Maxim Baldry 
  • Team: W/EP JD Payne, Patrick McKay; EP Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Doble; D/EP J.A. Bayona
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, New Line Cinema
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: Seven strangers from different walks of life are forced together to complete a community payback sentence. At first, they seem like archetypes we can easily pigeonhole but gradually we see behind their facades, understand their hidden depths and what made them the people they are today. We are reminded that no one is all good or all bad and that everyone has a story.
  • Cast: Stephen Merchant
  • Team: W/EP/D Stephen Merchant; W/EP Elgin James; EP Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Big Talk Productions, Four Eyes Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Wyoming rancher, Royal Abbott, fights for his land and family after discovering an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.
  • Cast: Josh Brolin
  • Team: W/EP Brian Watkins; EP Josh Brolin, Brad Pitt, Zev Borow, Heather Rae
  • Studio: Plan B Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Every year in a small American town, the graduating seniors engage in a competition they believe is their one chance to escape. But this year, the rules have changed and they must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to get out. Based on the book by Lauren Oliver.
  • Cast: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Ray Nicholson, Enrique Murciano, Camron Jones, Jessica Sula, Bonnie Bedelia (recurring), Moira Kelly (recurring), Nancy McKeon (recurring), Rachel Bay Jones (recurring), Kerri Medders (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Lauren Oliver; EP Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Adam Schroeder; Co-EP Alyssa Altman, Lynley Bird; D/EP Leigh Janiak
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Roth Kirschenbaum Films, Glasstown Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Flynne Fisher is a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. She is smart, ambitious and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. Based on the novel by William Gibson.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Scott B. Smith; EP Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Athena Wickham, Steven Hoban; D/EP Vincenzo Natali
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Kilter Films
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a world where teenage girls suddenly develop the ability to electrocute people at will. It's hereditary and inbuilt, and it can't be taken away. Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman.
  • Cast: Leslie Mann, Auli'i Cravalho, John Leguizamo, Toheeb Jimoh, Ria Zmitrowicz, Halle Bush, Heather Agyepong, Nico Hiraga, Daniela Vega, Eddie Marsan, Rainn Wilson 
  • Team: W/EP Naomi Alderman; EP Jane Featherstone, Naomi de Pear; P Tim Bricknell; D/EP Reed Morano
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sister Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

SMALL AXE
  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Five stories set within London's West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
  • Cast: Letitia Wright, John Boyega, Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Rochenda Sandall, Alex Jennings, Jack Lowden
  • Team: W/EP Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons, Courttia Newland; EP Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner; P Mike Elliot, Anita Overland
  • Studio: Turbine Studios, EMU Films, Lammas Park Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: Set in 1953, Alfred and Lucky Emory decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family's home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
  • Cast: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alison Pill, Ryan Kwanten, Melody Hurd, Javier Botet, Percy Hynes White, Derek Phillips, Anika Noni Rose (recurring), Brooke Smith (recurring), P.J. Byrne (recurring), Malcolm Mays (recurring), Jeremiah Birkett (recurring), Sophie Guest (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Little Marvin; SR/EP David Matthews; EP Lena Waithe, Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, Michael Connelly
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Vertigo Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A young woman makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, she discovers a railroad full of engineers and conductors, along with a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
  • Cast: Thuso Mbedu, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Pierre, Chase W. Dillon, Damon Herriman (recurring), William Jackson Harper (recurring), Lily Rabe (recurring), Fred Hechinger (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Barry Jenkins
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Four black women - friends from their college days at NYU - navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
  • Cast: Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, Shoniqua Shandai, Tyler Lepley 
  • Team: W/EP Tracy Oliver; EP Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Kim Lessing; D/EP Malcolm D. Lee
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in 2033 where people who are near death can be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife of their choice. The secretly romantic Brooklyn-born Nora works customer service for a luxurious virtual reality environment. When handsome L.A. party boy Nathan's self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora's VR world.
  • Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, Zainab Johnson, Elizabeth Bowen (recurring), William B. Davis (recurring), Owen Daniels (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Greg Daniels; EP Howard Klein
  • Studio: Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: May 1, 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A group of young adults meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization. After they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel, they discover the conspiracy theories in the comic's pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.
  • Cast: John CusackSasha Lane, Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, Cory Michael Smith, Ashleigh LaThrop, Desmin Borges, Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham, Javon "Wanna" Walton, Jeanine Serralles, Jessica Rothe (recurring), Felisha Terrell (recurring), Dustin Ingram (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Gillian Flynn; EP Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, Dennis Kelly, Diederick Santer, Sharon Levy; D/EP Toby Haynes
  • Studio: Endemol Shine North America, Kudos, Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a sprawling world where magic exists but can only be used by women, Moiraine is a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization, the Aes Sedai. She embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women. Moiraine's interest in these five lies in the fact that she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual who prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Barney Harris, Zoë Robins, Josha Stradowski, Daniel Henney, Alvaro Morte (recurring), Hammed Animashaun (recurring), Alexandre Willaume (recurring), Johann Myers (recurring), Priyanka Bose (recurring), Taylor Napier (recurring), Emmanuel Imani (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Rafe Judkins; EP Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke; CP Harriet McDougal; P Rosamund Pike; D/EP Uta Briesewitz
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, Red Eagle Entertainment, Radar Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Part survival drama, part dystopia slumber party, a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds survive an airplane crash that strands them on a deserted island. The show explores the past and present struggles of these young women, offering up a vivid portrayal of what it means to grow up female in our time - whether you are lost in the wilderness or not.
  • Cast: Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Reign Edwards, Shannon Berry, Rachel Griffiths, David Sullivan, Troy Winbush, Sophia Ali, Sarah Pidgeon, Jenna Clause, Erana James 
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Streicher; SR/EP Amy B. Harris; EP Jamie Tarses, Dylan Clark, Brian Williams; D/EP Susanna Fogel
  • Studio: ABC Signature Studios, Fanfare Entertainment, Dylan Clark Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: Beginning with the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943, the Rockford Peaches struggle to keep the team alive season to season through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. A ragtag team of women are figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball. Based on the 1992 film.
  • Cast: Abbi Jacobson, D'Arcy Carden, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Chanté Adams, Roberta Colindrez, Melanie Field (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham; EP Hailey Wierengo; D/EP Jamie Babbit
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Field Trip Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A sardonic college student's overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and an endless chain of social disasters.
  • Cast: Cazzie David
  • Team: W/EP Cazzie David, Elisa Kalani; SR/EP Sarah Heyward; EP Sue Naegle, Ali Krug; D/EP Augustine Frizzell
  • Studio: Annapurna Television, Endeavor Content
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A coming-of-age comedic drama about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire: to get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love and navigate a world that eludes them.
  • Cast: Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, Albert Rutecki, Sosie Bacon, Chris Pang
  • Team: W/EP Jason Katims; EP Jeni Mulein, Dana Stern
  • Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, yessStudios
  • Notes: Based on the Israeli series of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: While out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, four young girls unwittingly become caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future - they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fates. An emotional adventure in which the girls and the women they eventually become are tough, their friendships are authentic, and their journey through time is epic. Based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Stephany Folsom; EP Brian K. Vaughan
  • Studio: Legendary Television, Plan B Entertainment
  • Notes: Series commitment.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A bilingual romantic comedy about family - the one you choose and the one you're born into. Sara has been the matriarch of her chosen family since her parents moved back to Mexico City in her late teens. She and her diverse group of friends and family attempt to master their careers and romantic entanglements while living together in Sara's Hollywood Hills compound. Now, Sara's mother is moving back in and shedding a new light on the life Sara built for herself, pushing everyone towards a late-in-life coming of age.
  • Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Georgie Flores, Giancarlo Vidrio, Ben O'Toole, Sarah Ramos, Patricia Bernal
  • Team: W/EP/D Catalina Aguilar Mastretta; EP Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch; P Liz Cohen
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Jax Media
  • Notes: