Friday, January 1, 2021

Showtime - Pilots Currently in Development

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Rebecca Bender escapes from the world of sex trafficking after six years, and now reflects on her struggles to return to a "normal" life, and her emergence as a confident, funny and impassioned advocate for justice.
  • Cast: Sydney Chandler
  • Team: W/EP/D Susannah Grant; EP Rebecca Bender, Gail Lyon, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman
  • Studio: Wiip
  • Notes: Inspired by the life of Rebecca Bender, one of the nation's top experts on sex trafficking and a leading consultant for federal law enforcement on how to spot it, prosecute it and protect the victims in its web.

  • 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, Madison Taylor BaezAnika Noni RoseGrace Gummer, Kevin Carroll, Jacob Buster, Ian Foreman
  • 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.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black men born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood, fondly referred to by locals as the City of Champions. The trio's struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty force them to question if they are growing apart... or closer together.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Justin Hillian; EP David Gale, Van Toffler; D/EP Rick Famuyiwa
  • Studio: Paramount Television Studios, Gunpowder & Sky
  • Notes: Based on the 1999 feature film.