Friday, January 1, 2021

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: Alicia von Rittberg 
  • Team: W/EP Anya Reiss; EP George Ormond, George Faber
  • Studio: The Forge
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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: Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr., Da'Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Steve Harris, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, Arkeisha "Kash Doll" Knight (recurring), Wood Harris (recurring), Snoop Dogg (recurring), La La Anthony (recurring), Serayah (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Randy Huggins; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson; D/EP Tasha Smith
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, G-Unit Film and Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama (Half-Hour)
  • Logline: Ashley was nipping at the heels of a middle class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she's forced to move in with Miles' mother and half-sister. Sequel to the 2018 feature film.
  • Cast: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Helen HuntBenjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward, Jaylen Barron, Candace Nicholas-Lippman, Justin Chu Cary, Rafael Casal (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs; EP Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, Tim Palen
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Snoot Entertainment, Barnyard Projects
  • 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: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal - from Nixon's bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down. Based on the first season of the podcast Slow Burn.
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens 
  • Team: W/EP Robbie Pickering; EP Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Sam Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Gabriel Roth, Josh Levin; Co-EP Lisa Gillan, Marisa Yeres Gill; D/EP Matt Ross
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, Anonymous Content, Esmail Corp, Red Om Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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, Mary McCormack, Trey Tucker (recurring), Robby Ramos (recurring), David James Elliott (recurring), Joel Murray (recurring)
  • 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: August 15, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in South Jamaica Queens in the early 1990s, the Power prequel revolves around the coming-of-age of Kanan Stark. At 15-years-old, he is the only child of Raquel "Raq" Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across the city. The drama explores themes of identity, violence and legacy, but it is also a deep dive into the very pathology of family; the unique, complicated and fraught dynamic between parent and child, mother and father, brother and sister.
  • 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, Ade Chike Torbert (recurring), Natalee Linez (recurring), Annabelle Zasowski (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; SR/EP Sascha Penn; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Selak, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich, Kevin Fox; D/EP Rob Hardy
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, End of Episode, G-Unit Film & Television, Atmosphere Entertainment
  • Premieres: July 18, 2021

  • 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, Lili Simmons, Gabrielle Ryan, Isaac Keys, Shane Harper, Kris D. Lofton, Anthony Fleming III, Lucien Cambric, Tommy Flanagan
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; SR/EP Robert Munic; 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: 2021

  • 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: 2021

  • 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, Tosin Morohunfola, Erika Alexander, Nick Sagar, Jay Walker
  • Team: W/EP Leigh Davenport; EP Yvette Lee Bowser; D/EP Millicent Shelton
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, SisterLee Productions
  • Premieres: May 16, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici was married into the French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband, King Henry II, is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid and she's unable to conceive. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years during the 16th century. Based on the novel Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda.
  • Cast: Samantha Morton 
  • Team: W/EP Justin Haythe; EP Francis Lawrence, Erwin Stoff; D/EP Stacie Passon
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

SHINING VALE
  • 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.
  • Cast: Courteney CoxGreg KinnearGus Birney, Dylan Gage, Mira Sorvino, Merrin Dungey
  • Team: W/EP Sharon Horgan, Jeff Astrof; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Clelia Mountford; P Courteney Cox; D/EP Dearbhla Walsh
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Lionsgate Television, Kapital Entertainment, Merman, Other Shoe Productions
  • Premieres: 2022