Friday, January 1, 2021

Hulu - 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 (Half-Hour)
  • Logline: Two Dublin college students forge an unexpected, strange and sexually charged relationship with an older married couple that results in a complicated pair of love triangles that upend their lives. Based on the novel by Sally Rooney.
  • Cast: Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke, Sasha Lane, Alison Oliver
  • Team: W/EP Alice Birch; EP Sally Rooney, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Rose Garnett, Tommy Sulfin; P Catherine Magee; D/EP Lenny Abrahamson
  • Studio: Element Pictures
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: An ambitious and harrowing look into the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction - taking viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one percenter" Big Pharma Manhattan. Based on the novel by Beth Macy.
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, Phillipa Soo, Jake McDorman, John Hoogenakker, Rosario Dawson, Michael StuhlbargRay McKinnon (recurring), Cleopatra Coleman (recurring), Jaime Ray Newman (recurring), Andrea Frankle (recurring), Will Chase (recurring), Rebecca Wisocky (recurring), Meagen Fay (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Danny Strong; EP Michael Keaton, Beth Macy, Warren Littlefield, John Goldwyn, Karen Rosenfelt; D/EP Barry Levinson
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios, The Littlefield Company
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges - to which she pleaded not guilty - and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?
  • Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Elizabeth Marvel, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Stephen Fry, Michel Gill, Michael Ironside, Bill Irwin, Josh Pais
  • Team: W/EP Elizabeth Meriwether; EP Rebecca Jarvis, Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah, Katherine Pope, Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson; P Amanda Seyfried; D/EP Michael Showalter
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The series explores Michelle Carter's relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her controversial conviction of involuntary manslaughter. Based on the Esquire article by Jesse Barron.
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Colton Ryan 
  • Team: W/EP Liz Hannah, Patrick Macmanus; EP Elle Fanning, Brittany Kahan Ward; D/EP Lisa Cholodenko
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment, Littleton Road Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Josh Gordon, Will Speck; EP Jeph Loeb
  • Studio: Marvel Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Hybrid)
  • Logline: While telling her son the story of how she met his father, Sophie and her close-knit group of friends in 2021 are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
  • Cast: Hilary Duff, Chris Lowell 
  • Team: W/EP Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger; EP Craig Thomas, Carter Bays; Co-EP Adam Londy; P Hilary Duff; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The series tells the true story of Somen "Steve" Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The series will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani
  • Team: W/EP Robert Siegel; EP Kumail Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers, Emily V. Gordon, Rajiv Joseph, Mehar Sethi
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: An exploration of the wild, tragic and controversial life and career behind one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture - heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
  • Cast: Trevante Rhodes 
  • Team: W/EP Steven Rogers; SR/EP Karin Gist; EP Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Brett Hedblom, Darin Friedman, Claire Brown, Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan; D/EP Craig Gillespie
  • Studio: 20th Television, The Gist of It Productions, Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment, Entertainment 360
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A family patriarch lives a not-so-secret identity of Koala Man, an Australian suburban superhero with no powers but a burning passion to snuff out petty crime and bring order to the community.
  • Cast: Michael Cusack
  • Team: W/EP Michael Cusack; SR/EP Benji Samit, Dan Hernandez; EP Justin Roiland
  • Studio: 20th Television, Princess Pictures, Bento Box Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Beth's life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She's in a long term relationship with an attractive, successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become.
  • Cast: Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, Michael Rapaport 
  • Team: W/EP/D Amy Schumer; EP Kim Caramele, Kevin Kane, Daniel Powell, Ryan McFaul
  • Studio: Endeavor Content
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Set at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael ShannonManny Jacinto, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Samara Weaving, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone, Regina Hall, Bobby Cannavale, Hal Cumpston (recurring), Zoe Terakes (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth; EP Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Liane Moriarty, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Casey Haver, Per Saari; D/EP Jonathan Levine
  • Studio: Blossom Films, Made Up Stories, Endeavor Content
  • Premieres: August 18, 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it's too late.
  • Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Steve Martin, John Hoffman; EP Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: August 31, 2021

PAM & TOMMY
  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee married less than a week after they met in 1995. A tape they made having sex during their honeymoon was stolen from their home and distributed online. Anderson and Lee sued the distributor, Internet Entertainment Group, and eventually reached a settlement under which the tape became public again. The couple also had two children together before divorcing in 1998. During the marriage, Lee pleaded no contest to spousal battery against Anderson and was sentenced to six months in jail.
  • Cast: Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor SchillingPepi Sonuga (recurring), Andrew Dice Clay (recurring), Spenser Granese (recurring), Mozhan Marnò (recurring), Fred Hechinger (recurring), Paul Ben-Victor (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Rob Siegel; EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dylan Sellers, Dave Franco, Sue Naegle, Megan Ellison; D/EP Craig Gillespie
  • Studio: Annapurna Television, Point Grey Pictures
  • Premieres: 2022

ORDERED TO PILOT

OLGA DIES DREAMING
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A Nuyorican brother and sister from a gentrifying Sunset Park, Brooklyn reckon with their absent, politically radical mother and their glittering careers among New York City's elite in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Xochitl Gonzalez; D/EP Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Notes: Based on the novel by Xochitl Gonzalez.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Julio Lopez, a punk-ass bitch with a heart of gold, goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. The series explores Julio's attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family and navigate working class life in South Central Los Angeles.
  • Cast: Chris Estrada, Frankie Quinones, Michelle Ortiz
  • Team: W/EP/D Pat Bishop; W/EP Chris Estrada, Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson; EP Fred Armisen, Jonathan Groff
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Notes: