Friday, January 1, 2021

FX - 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: Set in a near future where the U.S. criminal justice system has been transformed by artificial intelligence, a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 are reunited following the death of a mutual friend. Spanning three decades and told across three interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and our legacy.
  • Cast: Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara
  • Team: W/EP Tom Rob Smith; EP Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson; P Nellie Reed
  • Studio: FX Productions
  • Premieres: 2022 - FX on Hulu

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Recently separated 40-something Toby Fleishman dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth, before he got married at the tail-end of medical school. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife Rachel disappears, leaving him with the kids and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends, a promotion at the hospital that is a long time coming, and all the eligible women that Manhattan has to offer, he realizes that he'll never be able to figure out what happened to Rachel until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place. Based on the novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Taffy Brodesser-Akner; EP Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Premieres: 2022 - FX on Hulu

LITTLE DEMON
  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: 13 years after being impregnated by the Devil, a reluctant mother and her Antichrist daughter attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter's soul.
  • Cast: Danny DeVito, Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito
  • Team: W/EP Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, Kieran Valla; EP Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, Jake DeVito, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Harmon, Monica Mitchell, Corey Campodonico, Alex Bulkley
  • Studio: FX Productions, Jersey Films 2nd Avenue, ShadowMachine
  • Premieres: 2022 - FXX

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Dan Chase is a retired CIA officer who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past. Based on the novel by Thomas Perry.
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, John LithgowAmy BrennemanAlia Shawkat, Leem Lubany, E.J. Bonilla, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Heck, Navid Negahban (recurring), Pej Vahdat (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Jon Steinberg, Robert Levine; EP Jeff Bridges, Warren Littlefield, Dan Shotz, David Schiff; D/EP Jon Watts
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, The Littlefield Company
  • Premieres: 2021 - FX on Hulu

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Based on the 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol by legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, the series moves from West London's council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the Bollocks, which is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time.
  • Cast: Toby Wallace, Maisie Williams, Anson Boon, Louis Partridge, Jacob Slater, Fabien Frankel, Dylan Llewellyn, Sydney Chandler, Emma Appleton
  • Team: W/EP Craig Pearce, Frank Cottrell Boyce; EP Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman; D/EP Danny Boyle
  • Studio: FX Productions, wiip
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: Using the boldest issues of our times as a jumping off point, the series tells singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today.
  • Cast: Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Dever, O'Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace, Ed Asner, Brendan Scannell, Jon Bernthal, Boyd Holbrook, Amy Landecker, Beau Bridges, Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Lola Kirke, Soko, Jermaine Fowler, Ayo Edebiri, Eric Lange, Melissa Saint-Amand, Grace Song, Sylvia Grace Crim, Benjamin Clement
  • Team: W/EP/D B.J. Novak; EP John Lesher
  • Studio: FX Productions
  • Premieres: September 16, 2021 - FX on Hulu

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Four Native teenagers in rural Oklahoma spend their days committing crime... and fighting it.
  • Cast: D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis, Lane Factor, Elva Guerra, Zahn McClarnon
  • Team: W/EP/D Sterlin Harjo; W/EP Taika Waititi; EP Garrett Basch
  • Studio: FX Productions
  • Premieres: August 9, 2021 - FX on Hulu

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: English sailor John Blackthorne ends up shipwrecked in feudal Japan circa 1600. He eventually becomes a confidant of Lord Toronaga, a powerful daimyo (feudal lord). Based on James Clavell's novel.
  • Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis
  • Team: W/EP Justin Marks, Rachel Kondo; EP Michael De Luca, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Michaela Clavell; Co-EP Shannon Goss; D/EP Tim Van Patten
  • Studio: FX Productions, DNA Television
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A devout detective's faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family's spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government. Inspired by the novel by Jon Krakauer.
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones
  • Team: W/EP Dustin Lance Black; EP Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey, Anna Culp, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, Gillian Berrie; D/EP David Mackenzie
  • Studio: FX Productions, Imagine Television, Aggregate Films
  • Premieres: 2022 - FX on Hulu

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: All of the men are dead. But one. The series traverses a world of women - exploring gender, race, class and survival. Based on the comic by Brian K. Vaughan.
  • Cast: Ben SchnetzerDiane Lane, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn, Elliot Fletcher, Ashley Romans, Olivia Thirlby
  • Team: W/EP Eliza Clark; EP Brian K. Vaughan, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Nellie Reed, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Melina Matsoukas; D/EP Louise Friedberg
  • Studio: FX Productions, Color Force
  • Premieres: September 13, 2021 - FX on Hulu

ORDERED TO PILOT

THE BEAR
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young chef returns to Chicago to run the family restaurant.
  • Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Abby Elliott, Matty Matheson
  • Team: W/EP/D Christopher Storer; EP Hiro Murai, Joanna Calo, Nate Matteson
  • Studio: FX Productions, Super Frog
  • Notes:

KINDRED
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A young Black woman and aspiring writer has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation with which she and her family are most surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood.
  • Cast: Mallori Johnson 
  • Team: W/EP Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; EP Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Darren Aronofsky; D/EP Janicza Bravo
  • Studio: FX Productions
  • Notes: Based on the 1979 novel by Octavia E. Butler.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In the late 1960s, Dan Freeman is recruited by the CIA as part of an affirmative-action program as the first African-American officer. After a very competitive selection process, he trains in high-level combat and espionage. Following this arduous training, this model recruit is rewarded with a post in the reprographics, aka photocopying, department, "left by the door" as a token of the CIA's "racial equality."
  • Cast: Y'lan Noel, Christina Jackson, Lucas Till, Nafessa Williams, Nathan Darrow, Tom Irwin
  • Team: W/EP Leigh Dana Jackson; EP Lee Daniels, Marc Velez; D/EP Gerard McMurray
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Notes: Based on the novel by Sam Greenlee.