Wednesday, January 1, 2020

AppleTV+ - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set at a high school reunion afterparty, each episode of the comedic murder mystery will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character's perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller's personality.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Phil Lord, Chris Miller; P Aubrey Lee
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, TriStar Television, Lord Miller Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Brilliant young scientist Amber Chesborough is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband - two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts - struggle to find her in a drama set against the backdrop of a secret war. Based on the Israeli series When Heroes Fly.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mark Boal; SR/EP Jason Horwitch; EP Peter Traugott, Omri Givon, Stan Wlodkowski, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Karni Ziv
  • Studio: Keshet Studios
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Having been released from an abusive marriage, newly widowed Cora relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Anna Symon; EP Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman; P Andrea Cornwell; D/EP Clio Barnard
  • Studio: See-Saw Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Based on the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink, the series chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D John Ridley; W/EP Carlton Cuse; P Sheri Fink
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Chronicles the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover the only way to save their Galactic Empire is to defy it. Based on the series of novels by Isaac Asimov.
  • Cast: Lee Pace, Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton
  • Team: W/EP David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman; EP Robyn Asimov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross; D/EP Rupert Sanders
  • Studio: Skydance Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Traces the life of the late actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who was once dubbed "the most beautiful woman in the world." Spanning 30 years from her daring escape from pre-war Vienna to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywood and her fall and eventual disgrace at the dawn of the Cold War, the series is an epic tale of an immigrant woman both ahead of her time and very much victim to it.
  • Cast: Gal Gadot
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Treem; EP Gal Gadot, Jason Varsano, Warren Littlefield, Katie Robbins; Co-P Alexandra Dean, Adam Haggiag
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, The Littlefield Company, Pilot Wave
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Former addict Peggy decides to make a new start as a private investigator after the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California.
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette
  • Team: W/EP Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford, Jennifer Hoppe; EP Patricia Arquette, Nicky Weinstock, Molly Madden, Tom Lassally; D/EP Ben Stiller
  • Studio: Red Hour Films, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

INVASION
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set across multiple continents, the drama follows an alien invasion through multiple perspectives around the world.
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar, Shioli Kutsuna
  • Team: W/EP David Weil, Simon Kinberg; EP Audrey Chon, Amy Kaufman, Elisa Ellis; D/EP Jakob Verbruggen
  • Studio: Platform One Media
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The deeply personal thriller follows Lisey two years following the death of her husband and explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Dane Dehaan, Sung Kang (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Stephen King; EP Julianne Moore, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. Based on the novel by Donald L. Miller.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP John Orloff; EP Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Graham Yost, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Shareshian; D/EP Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Studio: Amblin Television, Playtone
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An idealist uproots his family to Latin America. Based on the novel by Paul Theroux.
  • Cast: Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Gabriel Bateman, Logan Polish, Kimberly Elise 
  • Team: W/EP Neil Cross, Tom Bissell; EP Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, Bob Bookman; D/EP Rupert Wyatt
  • Studio: Fremantle
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Mr. Corman is a public school teacher in the San Fernando Valley coming to grips with adulthood.
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arturo Castro 
  • Team: W/EP/D Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Studio: A24, HitRecord
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Through the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, an extraordinary group of women support Amy as she waits for a second life-saving heart transplant. Based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein.
  • Cast: Jennifer Garner
  • Team: W/EP Karen Croner; EP Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams, Amy Silverstein, Ben Stephenson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Epic in scope and intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning in four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Based on the novel by Min Jin Lee.
  • Cast: Min Ho Lee, Jin Ha, Anna Sawai, Minha Kim, Soji Arai, Kaho Minami
  • Team: W/EP Soo Hugh; EP Min Jin Lee, Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Theresa Kang-Lowe; Co-EP Dani Gorin, Richard Middleton, David Kim, Sebastian Lee; D/EP Kogonada, Justin Chon
  • Studio: Media Res, Blue Marble Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a 1980s Southern California beach community, a woman struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife finds an unconventional path to power through an unlikely source: the world of aerobics.
  • Cast: Rose Byrne
  • Team: W/EP Annie Weisman; EP Alexandra Cunningham, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements
  • Studio: Tomorrow Studios
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Lumen Industries is a company looking to take work-life balance to a new level.
  • Cast: Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Britt Lower, Jen Tullock, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman 
  • Team: W/EP Dan Erickson; EP Adam Scott, Chris Black, Nicky Weinstock, Jackie Cohn; D/EP Ben Stiller
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Red Hour Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Lin is a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India. Based on the novel by Gregory David Roberts.
  • Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Richard Roxburgh, Radhika Apte
  • Team: W/EP Eric Warren Singer; EP Dave Erickson, Steve Golin, Nicole Clemens, Andrea Barron, Richard Sharkey; D/EP Justin Kurzel
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Anonymous Content
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A Chicago reporter survives a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. Based on the novel by Lauren Beukes.
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss
  • Team: W/EP Silka Luisa; EP Elisabeth Moss, Lauren Beukes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsey McManus, Jennifer Davisson, Alan Page Arriaga
  • Studio: MRC Television, Appian Way Productions, Love & Squalor Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The comedic series follows the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz. During the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty's life, even moving into Marty's home and assuming control of his family business. The explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative one filled with manipulation, power grabs and dysfunctional at its finest.
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd
  • Team: W/EP Georgia Pritchett; EP Will Ferrell Paul Rudd, Jessica Elbaum, Brittney Segal, Jordana Mollick, Marshall Lewy, Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce, Francesca Levy; Co-EP Joe Nocera; D/EP Michael Showalter
  • Studio: MRC Television, Civic Center Media, Gloria Sanchez Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A team of British intelligence agents serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 - Slough House. Based on the novel by Mick Herron.
  • Cast: Gary Oldman
  • Team: W/EP Will Smith; EP Graham Yost, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux, Douglas Urbanski
  • Studio: See-Saw Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The 21-year-old son of a prominent American businesswoman is abducted. The abduction, which takes place at a large, upmarket hotel in New York, is captured on video. Four British citizens staying at the hotel swiftly become prime suspects, but are they guilty of anything other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
  • Cast: Uma Thurman, Kunal Nayyar, Noah Emmerich, Georgina Campbell, Elizabeth Henstridge, Edward Bluemel, Angel Coulby
  • Team: W/EP Rob Williams; EP Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Anna Winger, Liat Benasuly; D/EP Chris Long
  • Studio: Keshet Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the life of NBA star Kevin Durant, the drama explores the world of Amateur Athletic Union basketball in Washington, D.C., following players, families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, opportunism and corruption.
  • Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (replacing Winston Duke), Quvenzhan√© Wallis 
  • Team: W/EP/D Reggie Rock Bythewood; EP Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Imagine Television, Thirty Five Ventures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline:
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Damien Chazelle; EP Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger
  • Studio: Media Rights Capital, Original Headquarters, Automatik Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A frustrated Canadian detective takes on a decades-old case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target. Based on the Toronto Life article "The Sting" by Michael Lista.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Adam Perlman; EP Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell; Co-EP Michael Lista
  • Studio: Team Downey
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A provocative and contemporary look at a young woman's journey in the CIA, told through the prism of her closest relationships. Based on the real-life experiences of CIA undercover operative Amaryllis Fox and her memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA.
  • Cast: Brie Larson
  • Team: W/EP Megan Martin; EP Brie Larson, Michael Ellenberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Samantha Housman; Co-EP Dani Goren; P Amaryllis Fox
  • Studio: Media Res, 51 Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Colleen McGuinness; EP Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter
  • Studio: Hello Sunshine
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they're in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can't leave until they find "true love."
  • Cast: Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, Ann Harada
  • Team: W/EP Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio; EP Cecily Strong, Lorne Michaels
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video
  • Premieres: 2021