Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Starz - 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: Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. With no clear heir, the death of King Henry the VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Anya Reiss; EP George Ormond, George Faber
  • Studio: The Forge
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Rising from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s, brothers Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory take their vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip hop.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Randy Huggins; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, G-Unit Film and Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the classic novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the drama tells the origin story of infamous lovers Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont in the slums of 18th century Paris. It will be told from Merteuil's perspective and is inspired by her line from the novel, "Born to avenge my sex and conquer yours, I have succeeded in inventing strategies for doing so that before me had never been conceived.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Harriet Warner; EP Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Christopher Hampton, Bethan Jones, Scott Huff
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Playground Entertainment, Flame Ventures
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a close-knit Georgia community, two brothers and rivals war over their late father's legacy - a family-owned wrestling promotion. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to - or hard to leave behind.
  • Cast: Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig, Alison Luff, Kelli Berglund, Chris Bauer, Allen Maldonado, James Harrison
  • Team: W/EP Michael Waldron; SR/EP Mike O'Malley; EP Julie Yorn, Chris Donnelly, Patrick Walmsley
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Paramount Television, LBI Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Jackie Quinones is a lesbian National Marine Fisheries Services officer, happy to use her gun and badge to pick up tourist chicks in "P-Town" - the gay mecca of Provincetown, Massachusetts. But when she finds a body washed up on the beach - collateral damage of the opioid epidemic - her life begins to circle the drain. As she faces her own addictive behaviors, she becomes increasingly obsessed with solving the murder. She is forced to confront the dark side of the idyllic summer spot - all the while putting herself and her sobriety in danger.
  • Cast: Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Shane Harper, Atkins Estimond, Amaury Nolasco, Dohn Norwood
  • Team: W/EP Rebecca Cutter; SR/EP Gary Lennon; EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Kristie Anne Reed; D/EP Rachel Morrison
  • Studio: Jerry Bruckheimer Television
  • Premieres: May 17, 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set down deep in the Mississippi Delta, where lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find. The southern-fried drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors - the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful and the damned. Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawnshop.
  • Cast: Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, Shannon Thornton, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Carolyn Braver, Parker Sawyers, Elarica Johnson, Harriett D. Foy, Tyler Lepley, Dan J. Johnson, Isaiah Washington (recurring), Loretta Devine (recurring), Thomas Q. Jones (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Katori Hall; Co-EP Patrik-Ian Polk; CP Khaliah Neal; D/EP Karena Evans
  • Studio: Chernin Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A spinoff of Power that will continue the journeys of some of the drama's most controversial characters.
  • Cast: Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnson, Naturi Naughton, Gianni Paolo, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd, Melanie Liburd, Justin Marcel McManus, Woody McClain, Lovell Adams-Gray, LaToya Tonedeo
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Salek, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, End of Episode, G-Unit Film & Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A spinoff of Power that will be set in the 1990s and explore the early years of Kanan Stark.
  • Cast: Omar Epps, Patina Miller, Mekai Curtis, Hailey Kilgore, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Shanley Caswell, Toby Sandeman, Joey Bada$$, Lovie Simone, Quincy Brown, Annalynne McCord
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; SR/EP Sascha Penn; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Salek, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich; D/EP Rob Hardy
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, End of Episode, G-Unit Film & Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A spinoff of Power that will follow Rashad Tate in his ruthless pursuit of power in the political arena.
  • Cast: Larenz Tate
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Salek, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, End of Episode, G-Unit Film & Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A spinoff of Power that will follow Tommy Egan as he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good.
  • Cast: Joseph Sikora
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Salek, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, End of Episode, G-Unit Film & Television
  • Premieres: 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Four black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it's an unapologetically female show about friendship and not only surviving - but thriving together.
  • Cast: Amber Stevens West, Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid, Andrea Bordeaux, Stephen Bishop 
  • Team: W/EP Leigh Davenport; EP Yvette Lee Bowser; D/EP Millicent Shelton
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, SisterLee Productions
  • Premieres: 2020

ORDERED TO PILOT
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A dysfunctional family moves from the city to a small town house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, the mom, who's convinced she's either depressed or possessed - turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same. Everyone has their demons - but are Pat's real? Or is this the portrait of a typical family torn apart by mental illness? Done in a funny, scary way.
  • Cast: Courteney Cox 
  • Team: W/EP Sharon Horgan, Jeff Astrof; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Clelia Mountford
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Lionsgate Television, Kapital Entertainment, Merman, Other Shoe Productions
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