Wednesday, January 1, 2020

HBO - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A bioengineer discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured?
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mike Judge, Etan Cohen; EP Michael Rotenberg
  • Studio: 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set against the backdrop of New York City, a diverse group of young women navigate their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding. Inspired by the 2018 feature film Skate Kitchen
  • Cast: Rachelle Vinberg, Nina Moran, Moonbear, Dede Lovelace, Ajani Russell
  • Team: W/EP/D Crystal Moselle; W/EP Lesley Arfin; EP Igor Srubshchik, Jason Weinberg; Co-EP Michael Sherman, Matthew Perniciaro, Rodrigo Teixeira; P Izabella Tzenkova, Lizzie Nastro
  • Studio: Arfin Material, Untitled Entertainment, Bow & Arrow Entertainment, RT Features
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Abrams; EP Ben Stephenson
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The American Gilded Age in 1885 was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new money, which is being reflected again today. Against this backdrop comes young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Accompanied by the mysterious Peggy Scott, an African-American woman masquerading as her maid, Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age?
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, Jack Gilpin, Jeanne Tripplehorn (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Julian Fellowes; EP Gareth Neame; D/EP Michael Engler
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Zack is a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York, who suffers a sudden psychotic break that takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, resulting in his arrest and commitment to Bellevue. As he fights to regain his sanity, Zack (the Gorilla) turns to the only person who didn't give up on him - his mother (the Bird). Based on the memoir by Zack McDermott.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Bryan Sipe; EP Channing Tatum, Nathan Rose, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Robin Schwartz, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf; Co-EP Zack McDermott; D/EP Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Studio: Big Beach
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set 300 years before the events of HBO's Game of Thrones, this prequel tracks the beginning and the end of House Targaryen. Based on the novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Ryan Condal, George R.R. Martin; EP Vince Gerardis; D/EP Miguel Sapochnik
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Based on the book by Wally Lamb, the drama follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers, Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness that is set against the backdrop of 20th century America.
  • Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, Kathryn Hahn, Aisling Franciosi, John Procaccino, Rob Huebel, Philip Ettinger, Michael Greyeyes
  • Team: W/EP/D Derek Cianfrance; EP Mark Ruffalo, Wally Lamb, Ben Browning, Glen Basner, Gregg Fienberg, Anya Epstein; Co-EP Lynette Howell Taylor, Jamie Patricof
  • Studio: FilmNation Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the world of international finance, a group of young graduates compete for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London - but the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether life is about more than the bottom line.
  • Cast: Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Nabhaan Rizwan, Freya Mavor, Will Tudor, Conor Macneill, Ken Leung
  • Team: W/EP Konrad Kay, Mickey Down; EP Jane Tranter, Lachlan MacKinnon, Ryan Rasmussen, Ben Irving; D/EP Lena Dunham
  • Studio: Bad Wolf
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Inspired by real events, Susan and Christopher Edwards are a mild-mannered couple from Mansfield in the U.K. who killed Susan's parents in 1998 and buried them in their back garden. The crime remained undiscovered for over a decade before their convictions and jailing in 2014.
  • Cast: Olivia Colman
  • Team: W/EP Ed Sinclair; EP Olivia Colman, Serena Thompson, Jane Featherstone, Chris Fry; P Katie Carpenter; D/EP Alexander Payne
  • Studio: South of the River Pictures, Sky Studios
  • Premieres: 2020

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
  • Cast: Jonathan MajorsJurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku, Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jamie Harris, Abbey Lee (replacing Elizabeth Debicki), Jamie Chung, Jordan Patrick Smith, Jamie Neumann (recurring), Erica Tazel (recurring), Mac Brandt (recurring), Tony Goldwyn (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Misha Green; EP Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson; D/EP Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Monkeypaw Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in Los Angeles, a killer in uniform has uncaged mayhem upon the streets. Paranoia leads to social disorder as a city wrestles with the mystery of the exterminator in blue - is he mere mortal, or a supernatural force?
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP/D Nicolas Winding Refn, John Hyams; EP Nick Hall, Lene Borglum, Frederic Fiore, Alex Gayner, Efe Cakarel, William Lustig
  • Studio: Logical Pictures, byNWR Originals
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A small-town Pennsylvania detective investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her.
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett, Neal Huff
  • Team: W/EP Brad Ingelsby; EP Kate Winslet, Gavin O'Connor, Gordon Gray, Paul Lee, Mark Roybal; D/EP Craig Zobel
  • Studio: wiip, Mayhem Pictures
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A gang of Victorian women find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.
  • Cast: Laura Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denis O'Hare, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Elizabeth Berrington, Ella Smith, Viola Prettejohn, Anna Devlin, Martyn Ford (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Joss Whedon; W/EP Jane Espenson, Douglas Petrie; EP Bernadette Caulfield
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in 1932 Los Angeles, while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming. Oil! Olympic games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! When the case of the decade breaks down his door, low-rent private investigator Perry Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
  • Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, Juliet Rylance, Andrew Howard (recurring), Eric Lange (recurring), Robert Patrick (recurring), Stephen Root (recurring), Justin Kirk (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Rolin Jones, Ron Fitzgerald; EP Robert Downey Jr., Matthew Rhys, Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, Joe Horacek; D/EP Tim Van Patten
  • Studio: Team Downey
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set in an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. Based on the novel by Philip Roth.
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis
  • Team: W/EP David Simon, Ed Burns; EP Joe Roth, Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, Jeff Kirschenbaum; Co-EP Philip Roth, Dennis Straton
  • Studio: Blown Deadline Productions, Annapurna Pictures
  • Premieres: March 16, 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: The story of humanity's struggle against the tyranny of convenience. Based on the novel by Marc-Uwe Kling.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mike Judge, Josh Lieb; EP Michael Rotenberg
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Ruby Richardson walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson, with whom she made a pact 17 years prior that if either one of them texted the word "RUN" and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station to travel across America together.
  • Cast: Merritt WeverDomhnall Gleeson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (recurring), Rich Sommer (recurring), Tamara Podemski (recurring), Archie Panjabi (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Vicky Jones; EP Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Leo, Jenny Robins, Oliver Roskill; D/EP Kate Dennis
  • Studio: Entertainment One, DryWrite, Wigwam Films
  • Premieres: April 12, 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set on a mysterious island off the coast of Britain, Sam encounters the island's secretive inhabitants and their strange rituals. Fantasy and reality begin to blur for Sam, triggering past traumas, and brings him into conflict with the islanders.
  • Cast: Jude Law, Naomie HarrisKatherine Waterston, John Dagleish, Emily Watson, Paddy Considine
  • Team: W/EP Dennis Kelly, Felix Barrett; EP Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adrian Sturges; D/EP Marc Munden, Philippa Lowthrope
  • Studio: Sky Studios, Plan B Entertainment, Punchdrunk International
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An intricate and magical love story, the drama tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem - time travel.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Steven Moffat; EP Sue Vertue, Brian Minchin
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Hartswood Films
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Grace Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She's a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Weeks before her book is published, a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster - and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice - Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself. Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's book You Should Have Known.
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Noah Jupe, Edgar Ramirez, Lily Rabe, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Noma Dumezweni 
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley; EP Nicole Kidman, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari; D/EP Susanne Bier
  • Studio: David E. Kelley Productions, Blossom Films, Made Up Stories
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports' most revered and dominant dynasties - a team that defined its era, both on and off the court. With Pat Riley as coach and Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as stars, the Lakers made seven trips to the NBA Finals in the eight-year stretch from 1982-89, winning the title four times. Based on the non-fiction book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman.
  • Cast: John C. ReillyJason ClarkeQuincy Isaiah, Solomon Hughes, DeVaughn NixonMolly Gordon, Rob Morgan, Spencer Garrett, Kirk Bovill, Delante Desouza, Gaby Hoffmann, Hadley Robinson, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tamera Tomakili, Joey Brooks
  • Team: W/EP Max Borenstein; EP Kevin Messick, Jim Hecht, Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens, Rodney Barnes; D/EP Adam McKay
  • Studio: Hyberobject Industries
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A coming of age story about two American teenagers who, along with their military and civilian parents, are living on an American military base in Italy. The series centers on friendship, first-love and all the unknowns of being a teenager, which could happen anywhere, but in this case, happens to be in this little slice of America in Italy.
  • Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Kid Cudi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamon, Faith Alabi, Spence Moore II, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Taylor, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier, Sebastiano Pigazzi
  • Team: W/EP/D Luca Guadagnino; EP Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani, Nick Hall, Sean Conway, Riccardo Neri, Francesco Melzi d'Eril
  • Studio: Fremantle, Wildside
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Based partly on public records from the era and partly on the book Integrity by Egil "Bud" Krogh and Matthew Krogh, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy are President Richard Nixon's political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds who accidentally topple the presidnecy they were zealously trying to protect.
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux
  • Team: W/EP Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck; EP Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Frank Rich, Paul Lee, Nne Ebong; D/EP David Mandel
  • Studio: Wiip, The District
  • Premieres: 2020