Friday, January 1, 2021

FX - Pilots Currently in Development


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


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 NoelChristina JacksonLucas 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.