Friday, January 1, 2021

Showtime - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: An epic tale of love, war and the birth of America's comic book superhero obsession in big band-era New York. Based on the novel by Michael Chabon
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman; EP Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Paramount Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new HGTV show.
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder, Benny Safdie
  • Team: W/EP/D Benny Safdie; W/EP Nathan Fielder; EP Emma Stone; D/EP Josh Safdie
  • Studio: A24, Elara Pictures, Fruit Tree
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Three generations of a family live with separate but intersecting obsessions - trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it all count.
  • Cast: Harriet Walter, Frances O'Connor, Noni Hazlehurst, Roy Billing, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, Morgan Davies, Ingrid Torelli
  • Team: W/EP Samantha Strauss; EP Rachel Gardner, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning; D/EP Jessica M. Thompson, Jonathan Brough
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, See-Saw Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the East Wing of the White House, where many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of our most enigmatic heroes, with the first season focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian AndersonAaron EckhartKristine Froseth, Jayme Lawson, Rhys Wakefield, Judy Greer (replacing Pamela Adlon), O-T Fagbenle, Dakota Fanning, Lexi Underwood, Derek Cecil, Aya Cash, Jake Picking, Cayden Boyd, Marc Hills, Ben Cook, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Thomas E. Sullivan, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Regina Taylor, Saniyya Sidney, Julian DeNiro, Evan Parke
  • Team: W/EP Aaron Cooley; EP Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Cathy Schulman, Jeff Gaspin, Brad Kaplan; D/EP Susanne Bier
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, JuVee Productions, Welle Entertainment, Gaspin Media, LINK Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A raw and grounded comedy of city life, Dan and Kevin struggle to thrive in their new surroundings in the brash environment of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The show will explore two longtime friends seeking to climb out of their heads and connect with others.
  • Cast: Kevin Iso, Dan Perlman
  • Team: W/EP Kevin Iso, Dan Perlman; EP Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday, David Martin, Chloe Pisello
  • Studio: Avalon Television
  • Premieres: May 23, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An alien arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Based on the novel by Walter Tevis and the 1976 feature film starring David Bowie.
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Clarke Peters, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olayele
  • Team: W/EP Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet; SR/EP John Hlavin; EP Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, Rola Bauer, Françoise Guyonnet; Co-EP Aaron Baiers
  • Studio: CBS Studios, Secret Hideout, Timberman/Beverly, Studiocanal
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tom Ripley travels from 1960s New York to Italy after he's hired by a wealthy man to retrieve his vagabond son. Deceit, fraud, murder and palpable sexual tension ensue. Based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith.
  • Cast: Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning 
  • Team: W/EP/D Steven Zaillian; EP Garrett Basch, Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Sharon Levy, Philipp Keel; P Andrew Scott
  • Studio: Endemol Shine North America, Entertainment 360, Filmrights
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Del Harris is the complicated and compromised police chief of a town in southwestern Pennsylvania. When the son of the woman he loves is accused of murder, Harris must decide what he's willing to do to protect the young man. Based on the novel American Rust by Philipp Meyer.
  • Cast: Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, Bill Camp, David Alvarez, Alex Neustaedter, Julia Mayorga, Mark PellegrinoDallas Roberts (recurring), Clea Lewis (recurring), Nicole Chanel Williams (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Dan Futterman; EP Jeff Daniels, Michael De Luca, Elisa Ellis
  • Studio: Platform One Media
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Rooted in actual events, the drama depicts Zulu Empire chief Shaka's unlikely rise to power, uniting multiple tribes across vast stretches of Africa in the early 19th century to transform his power into legend, on par with history's most seminal figures. In ferocious battles that test the body and soul, in alliances that test the bonds of love and friendship, a complex sociological system plays out that renders the human cost front and center, for the victors as well as the vanquished, all in an effort to carve out a semblance of identity, fulfillment and ultimately, survival.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Olu Odebunmi, Tolu Awosika; EP Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gregory Lipstone, Rodney Ferrell, Spencer Medof, Scott Greenberg, Michael Callas; D/EP Antoine Fuqua
  • Studio: CBS Studios, Propagate, Fuqua Films
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Equal parts survival epic, horror story and coming-of-age drama, a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to warring, cannibalistic clans, while also tracking the lives they've attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.
  • Cast: Melanie LynskeyJuliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ella Purnell, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger, Amy Okuda, Ava Allan (recurring), Courtney Eaton (recurring), Briana Venskus (recurring), Liv Hewson (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson; SR/EP Jonathan Lisco; EP Drew Comins; D/EP Karyn Kusama
  • Studio: Entertainment One, Creative Engine Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set 18 years after being arrested for murder, male escort Julian Kaye struggles to find his footing in the modern-day Los Angeles sex industry, while seeking the truth about the set-up that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with his one true love, Michelle.
  • Cast: Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Rosie O'Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, Leland OrserWayne Brady (recurring), Sandrine Holt (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D David Hollander; EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed
  • Studio: Paramount Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television
  • Notes: Sequel to the 1980 film featuring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A woman who overcame childhood leukemia achieves her lifelong dream of landing a job as a QVC host.
  • Cast: Vanessa Bayer, Molly ShannonCybill ShepherdPaul James, Ayden Mayeri, Punam Patel, Matt Rogers
  • Team: W/EP Vanessa Bayer, Jeremy Beiler; SR/EP Jessi Klein; EP Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle; D/EP Michael Showalter
  • Studio: Annapurna Television
  • Notes: Formerly titled Big Deal.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The lives of Mark and his 12-year-old daughter were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the minimal amount of human blood she needs to stay alive.
  • Cast: Demián Bichir, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer 
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Hinderaker; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements; P Demián Bichir; D/EP Seith Mann
  • Studio: Tomorrow Studios
  • Notes: Based on the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and its 2008 film adaptation.