Wednesday, January 1, 2020

National Geographic - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Spanning over 300 years, the drama chronicles the deforestation of the New World from the arrival of Europeans into the contemporary era of global warming through the stories of two immigrants to New France, RenĂ© Sel and Charles Duquet, who work as wood-cutters - barkskins - and of their descendants. Based on the novel by Annie Proulx.
  • Cast: David Thewlis, Marcia Gay HardenChristian Cooke, James Bloor, Aneurin Barnard, Thomas M. Wright, Tallulah Haddon, Kaniehtiio Horn, Zahn McClarnon, Lily Sullivan, David Wilmot
  • Team: W/EP Elwood Reid; EP Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Garrett Basch; D/EP David Slade
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, Scott Rudin Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: At the height of the Cold War in 1958, the Soviets are dominating the space race. The public is in fear of a nation in decline, so the U.S. government conceives of a solution - NASA's Project Mercury - creating the country's premier astronauts from a handful of the military's adrenaline-junkie test pilots. Seven individuals, known as the Mercury Seven, are plucked from obscurity and soon forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. Within the heart of this historic drama that's populated by deeply human characters, two rivals John Glenn and Alan Shepard jockey to be the first in space. Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.
  • Cast: Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, James Lafferty, Eric Ladin, Patrick Fischler, Nora Zehetner, Eloise Mumford, Shannon Lucio, Josh Cooke, Colin O'Donoghue (replacing Joe Dempsie), Danny Strong (recurring), Kaley Ronayne (recurring), Jade Albany (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Mark Lafferty; EP Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Will Staples; D/EP David Nutter
  • Studio: Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Appian Way Productions
  • Premieres: 2020