Saturday, January 1, 2022

Showtime - Upcoming Shows


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


  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Count Alexander Rostov finds that his gilded past places him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years past and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel's doors, Rostov's reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love. Based on the novel by Amor Towles.
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor
  • Team: W/EP Ben Vanstone; EP Ewan McGregor, Amor Towles, Tom Harper, Xavier Marchand
  • Studio: Entertainment One, VIS
  • Premieres: 2023

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY
  • 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: 2023

THE CURSE
  • 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, Corbin Bernsen, Barkhad Abdi, Constance Shulman
  • Team: W/EP/D Benny Safdie; W/EP Nathan Fielder; EP Emma Stone; D/EP Josh Safdie
  • Studio: A24, Elara Pictures, Fruit Tree
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: American widower Gabe must get to know his British wife's estranged family. In their crumbling gothic mansion in the English countryside, they compete for his affections - and his newly inherited fortune.
  • Cast: Brett Gelman, Donald Sumpter, Brendan Patricks, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Mark Quartley, Jonathan Livingstone, Charlotte Louise Arrowsmith, Kelly Wenham
  • Team: W/EP Matt Morgan; EP Brett Gelman, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Sarah Hammond; D/EP Tim Kirkby
  • Studio: All3Media International, Two Brothers Pictures
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A love story and political thriller that will chronicle the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington. Based on the novel by Thomas Mallon.
  • Cast: Matt Bomer, Jonathan BaileyAllison Williams, Jelani Alladin, Noah J. Ricketts, Linus Roache, Will Brill (recurring), Chris Bauer (recurring), Erin Neufer (recurring), Matt Visser (recurring), Christine Horne (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Ron Nyswaner; EP Matt Bomer, Robbie Rogers; D/EP Daniel Minahan
  • Studio: Fremantle
  • Premieres: 2023

  • 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: Charles Babalola, Aïssa Maïga, Thando Dlomo, Thapelo Mokoena, Warren Masemola, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Mustafa Shakir, Terry Pheto, Lerato Mvelase
  • 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: 2023

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
  • 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. Based on the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and its 2008 film adaptation.
  • Cast: Demián Bichir, Madison Taylor BaezAnika Noni RoseGrace Gummer, Kevin Carroll, Jacob Buster, Ian Foreman, Nick Stahl, Željko Ivanek (recurring), Fernanda Andrade (recurring), Jimmie Saito (recurring), Josh Wingate (recurring), Caroline Neff (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Hinderaker; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements; Co-EP Alissa Bachner; P Demián Bichir; D/EP Seith Mann
  • Studio: Tomorrow Studios
  • Premieres: October 9, 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 FlynnDakota FanningEliot Sumner (recurring)
      • 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: 2023

      • Genre: Drama
      • Logline: In an intimate, haunting portrayal of American female desire, three women are on a crash course to radically overturn their lives. Lina, a homemaker in suburban Indiana, is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life. Sloane, a glamorous entrepreneur in the Northeast, has a committed open marriage with Richard, until two sexy new strangers threaten their aspirational love story. Maggie, a student in North Dakota, weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship. Gia, a writer grieving the loss of her family, persuades each of these three spectacular "ordinary' women to tell her their stories, and her relationships with them change over the course of her life forever. Based on the novel by Lisa Taddeo.
      • Cast: Shailene Woodley, DeWanda WiseBetty GilpinGabrielle CreevyBlair UnderwoodJohn Patrick AmedoriRavi Patel (recurring), Lola Kirke (recurring), Jason Ralph (recurring), Blair Redford (recurring), Jess Gabor (recurring), Brían F. O'Byrne (recurring), Heather Goldenhersh (recurring)
      • Team: W/EP Lisa Taddeo; SR/EP Laura Eason; EP Kathy Ciric, Emmy Rossum; D/EP Louise Friedberg
      • Studio:
      • Premieres: 2023

      • Genre: Drama
      • Logline: Lorna Brady is a woman from the small town of Kilkinure, who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is or if she herself might be responsible for the apparent murder. That's because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking, understood to have manifested around the time she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in The Kilkinure Convent. Unluckily for Lorna, the extremely ambitious, albeit elusive, Detective Colman Akande is now also on her tail for a crime which is seemingly unrelated to the dead woman she's discovered in her house. 
      • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Daryl McCormick
      • Team: W/EP Joe Murtagh; EP Ruth Wilson; D/EP Harry Wootliff
      • Studio: Motive Pictures
      • Premieres: 2023