Friday, January 1, 2021

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: 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), Molly Ephraim (recurring), Kate Berlant (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham; EP Hailey Wierengo; D/EP Jamie Babbit
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Field Trip Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Becky becomes obsessed with the death of her estranged friend Chloe. She assumes a new identity to infiltrate the enviable lives of Chloe's closest friends as she attempts to establish what happened. Through her alter-ego Sasha, Becky becomes a powerful, transgressive heroine; a popular, well-connected "someone" with a life, and loves, that are far more exciting and addictive than the "no one" she is as Becky. However, the pretense soon obscures and conflates reality, and Becky risks losing herself completely.
  • Cast: Erin Doherty, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jack Farthing, Poppy Gilbert, Akshay Khanna, Brandon Michael Hall, Alexander Eliot
  • Team: W/EP/D Alice Seabright; EP Tally Garner, Morven Reid, Ben Irving
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Mam Tor Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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, Roland Møller, Ashleigh Cummings, Osy Ikhile, Caoilinn Springall, Stanley Tucci (recurring), Nikki Amuka-Bird (recurring), Susan Lynch (recurring), Sara Martins (recurring), Leo Woodall (recurring), Gráinne Good (recurring), Leo Ashizawa (recurring)
  • 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: 2021

  • 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: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The Mantle twins are the most successful, brilliant and extraordinary people you've never met. Identical from head to toe, these two OB/GYN's are on a mission to change the way women birth, starting with Manhattan. Drugs, pioneering but very much illegal medical research, sex and falling in love, this drama takes us to darker and stranger territory than we could have possibly imagined. Based on the 1988 feature film.
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz
  • Team: W/EP Alice Birch; EP Rachel Weisz, Stacy O'Neil, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, James G. Robinson, David Robinson, Barbara Wall
  • Studio: Annapurna Television, Morgan Creek Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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: 2021

  • 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: Four black women and friends from their college days at NYU navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
  • Cast: Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, Shoniqua Shandai, Tyler LepleyWhoopi Goldberg (recurring), Jasmine Guy (recurring), Andrea Martin (recurring), Robert Ri'chard (recurring), Juani Feliz (recurring), Kate Rockwell (recurring), Sullivan Jones (recurring)
  • 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: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. Based on the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan and the 1997 feature film.
  • Cast: Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, Bill Heck, Sonya Balmores (recurring), Spencer Sutherland (recurring), Chrissie Fit (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Sara Goodman; EP Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Shay Hatten, James Wan, Rob Hackett, Michael Clear, Erik Feig; D/EP Craig Macneill
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Original Film, Atomic Monster Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An absurdist, coming-of-age joyride about a 13-foot-tall Black man who lives in Oakland, California.
  • Cast: Jharrel Jerome
  • Team: W/EP/D Boots Riley; EP Jharrel Jerome, Michael Ellenberg, Tze Chun
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Media Res
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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: Alan Ritchson, Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgerald, Chris Webster
  • 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: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Years ago, Franklin and Irene York discovered a chamber buried in their backyard which inexplicably leads to a strange, deserted planet. They've carefully guarded their secret ever since, When an enigmatic young man enters their lives, the Yorks' quiet existence is quickly upended... and the mysterious chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could ever have imagined.
  • Cast: Sissy Spacek, J.K. Simmons (replacing Ed O'Neill)
  • Team: W/Co-EP Holden Miller; SR/EP Daniel C. Connolly; EP Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen; D/EP Juan José Campanella
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Legendary Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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, Lenny Henry, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Simon Merrells, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Geoff Morrell, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Sara Zwangobani
  • 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: Drama
  • Logline: Reboot of the 2005 feature film starring Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie.
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Team: W/EP Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Francesca Sloane; EP Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Jenny Robins
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, New Regency, Wells Street Films
  • Premieres: 2022

  • 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, Christopher Walken, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica Gunning, Dolly Wells, Ian McElhinney, Nina Wadia, Aiyana Goodfellow, Charles Babalola
  • 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: 2021

  • 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, Lili Taylor, Tamara Podemski, Tom Pelphrey, Imogen Poots, Lewis Pullman, Noah Reid, Shaun Sipos, Isabel Arraiza, Olive Abercrombie, Will Patton (recurring), Matthew Maher (recurring), MorningStar Angeline (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Brian Watkins; EP Josh Brolin, Brad Pitt, Zev Borow, Heather Rae
  • Studio: Plan B Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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: May 28, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: While out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, four young girls become unwittingly 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 fate. Based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.
  • Cast: Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Fina Strazza, Ali Wong 
  • Team: W/EP Stephany Folsom; SR/EP Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers; EP Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
  • Studio: Legendary Television, Plan B Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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: Chloë Grace Moretz, Gary Carr, Jack Reynor, Charlotte Riley, JJ Feild, Adelind Horan, T'Nia Miller, Alex Hernandez, Eli Goree 
  • Team: W/EP Scott B. Smith; SR/EP Greg Plageman; EP Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Athena Wickham, Steven Hoban; D/EP Vincenzo Natali
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. Television, Kilter Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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, Tim Robbins (replacing Rainn Wilson), Rob Delaney (recurring), Alice Eve (recurring), Edwina Findley (recurring), Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (recurring), Sam Buchanan (recurring), Arichi Rush (recurring), Juliet Cowan (recurring), Simbi Ajikawo (recurring), Gerrison Machado (recurring), Pietra Castro (recurring), Zrinka Cvitešić (recurring), Ana Ularu (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Naomi Alderman; EP Jane Featherstone, Naomi de Pear; P Tim Bricknell; D/EP Reed Morano
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Sister Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set between the two world wars, the romantic dramedy follows the adventures and misadventures of Linda Radlett and her best friend and cousin, Fanny Logan.
  • Cast: Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Dolly Wells, Emily Mortimer, Andrew Scott, Beattie Edmondson, Assaad Bouab, Shazad Latif, Freddie Fox
  • Team: W/EP/D Emily Mortimer; EP Charles Collier, Matthew Read, Frith Tiplady
  • Studio: Open Book, Moonage Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set on the Kinloch Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew is due to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As the rig is hit by massive tremors, the crew endeavor to discover what's driving the unknown force. But a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can really trust.
  • Cast: Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire, Martin Compston, Mark Bonnar, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Richard Pepple, Calvin Demba Emun Elliott, Abraham Popoola, Stuart McQuarrie, Molly Vevers
  • Team: W/EP David Macpherson; D/EP John Strickland
  • Studio: Wild Mercury Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: The dramatic and thought-provoking anthology series will explore the deeper meaning of human connection in the near future. Each character will set off on a thrilling adventure in an uncertain future. They'll come to reckon that even during our most isolated moments, we are all connected through the human experience.
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, Constance Wu
  • Team: W/EP/D David Weil; EP Laura Lancaster; P Pixie Wespiser; D/EP Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Studio: Amazon Studios
  • Premieres: May 21, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The multigenerational drama follows a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer. Based on the novel by Jenny Han.
  • Cast: Lola Tung, Rachel Blanchard, Jackie Chung, Christopher Briney
  • Team: W/EP Jenny Han, Gabrielle Stanton; EP Paul Lee, Karen Rosenfelt, Nne Ebong, Hope Hartman
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, wiip
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission, James Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, he discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves.
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough, Patrick Schwarzenegger 
  • Team: W/EP David DiGilio; EP Chris Pratt; D/EP Antoine Fuqua
  • Studio: MRC Television, Amazon Studios, Civic Center Media
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the play by Andrew Bovell, the series centers on the resilience of an enduring marriage and the evolving nature of a family's love, as Bob and Fran Price watch their adult children make unexpected decisions that change the course of their lives.
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Bovell; EP Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Amanda Higgs, Alastair McKinnon, Jan Chapman
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Matchbox Pictures, Blossom Films, Jan Chapman Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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 HerrimanWilliam Jackson Harper, Lily Rabe, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus "MJ" Gladney Jr., Will Poulter, Peter Mullan
  • Team: W/EP/D Barry Jenkins; EP Colson Whitehead, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt, Richard Heus, Jacqueline Hoyt
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Plan B Entertainment, Pastel and Big Indie Pictures
  • Premieres: May 14, 2021

  • Genre: Drama (Half-Hour)
  • Logline: Three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum strive 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, Joe Mantegna
  • Team: W/EP Jason Katims; EP Jeni Mulein, Dana Stern
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Universal Television, True Jack Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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), Sophie Okonedo (recurring), Kae Alexander (recurring), Kate Fleetwood (recurring), Peter Franzen (recurring), Clare Perkins (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: 2021

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Nina Faye was raised to believe that there is no such thing as unconditional love, meaning she will do anything for her boyfriend to prove her worthiness. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost and sets out to find what the conditions of love really are.
  • Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nina Bloomgarden, David Iacono, Mimi Davila, Dana Donnelly, Myra Molloy, David Arquette, Kym Whitley, Danny Garcia
  • Team: W/EP Elisabeth Holm; EP Rebecca Green, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug; D/EP Desiree Akhavan
  • Studio: Amazon Studios, Annapurna Television
  • Notes: Loosely inspired by the novel What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold.