Friday, January 1, 2021

Starz - Upcoming Shows


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


  • 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, Romola Garai, Oliver Zetterström, Jessica Raine, Tom Cullen, John Heffernan, Jamie Parker, Jamie Blackley, Jacob Avery, Alexandra Gilbreath, Leo Bill, Bella Ramsey, Ekow Quartey, Alex Macqueen, Olivier Huband
  • Team: W/EP Anya Reiss; EP George Ormond, George Faber
  • Studio: The Forge
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The prequel to the John Wick film franchise will explore the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, the Continental. A young Winston Scott is dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he'd left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the city's mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the iconic hotel, which serves as the meeting point for the world's most dangerous criminals. 
  • Cast: Colin Woodell, Mel Gibson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate, Ben Robson
  • Team: W/EP Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward; EP Derek Kolstad, Chad Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Thunder Road Pictures
  • Premieres: 2022

  • 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: Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton, Lesley Manville, Carice van Houten, Paloma Faith, Micheal McElhatton, Kosar Ali, Nathanael Saleh, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hilton Pelser, Mia Threapleton, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Lucy Cohu, Fisayo Akinade, Maria Friedman, Clare Higgins
  • Team: W/EP Harriet Warner; EP Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Christopher Hampton, Bethan Jones, Scott Huff; D/EP Leonora Lonsdale
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Playground Entertainment, Flame Ventures
  • Premieres: 2022

  • 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, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Darby Camp, Allison Tolman, J.C. MacKenzie, Chris Bauer, Hamish Linklater, Chris Messina, Patton Oswalt (recurring), Nat Faxon (recurring), Erinn Hayes (recurring), Patrick Walker (recurring), Carlos Valdes (recurring), Raphael Sbarge (recurring), Anne Dudek (recurring), Chris Conner (recurring), Brian Geraghty (recurring), Nelson Franklin (recurring), Reed Diamond (recurring), Johnny Berchtold (recurring), Adam Ray (recurring), Billy Smith (recurring)
  • 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: 2022

  • 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, Jeremih (recurring)
  • 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: 2022

  • 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: 2022

  • 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, Amrita Acharia, Enzo Cilenti, Barry Atsma, Nicholas Burns, Danny Kirrane, Ray Panthaki, Raza Jaffrey, Sennia Nanua, Beth Goddard, Charles Dance (recurring), Ludivine Sagnier (recurring), Liv Hill (recurring), Kiruna Stamell (recurring), Colm Meaney (recurring), Alex Heath (recurring)
  • 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, Alysia Reiner (recurring), Judith Light (recurring)
  • 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