Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Development News - FX Orders Pilot for Drama 'The Border' Starring E.J. Bonilla; Amazon Picks Up Pilot for Comedy 'Lifted'

Development News - December 7, 2022

Amazon's Lifted and FX's The Border.

  • THE BORDER (Drama) - Based on the third book in Don Winslow's Cartel Trilogy. Starring E.J. Bonilla, Frank Blake, Annie Shapero, Sebastián Buitrón and Luis Bordonada. Written by Daniel Zelman. Directed by Jayro Bustamante. Executive produced by Zelman, Bustamante, Winslow and Diego Gutierrez. Produced by FX Productions. Logline: Spanning from the streets of New York to the poppy fields of Mexico, the jungles of Central America, and the White House, the series explodes the myths of the drug war through the intertwining narratives of characters on both sides of the Mexican-American border: an obsessive Mexican-American DEA agent, a young boxing promoter who inherits a drug empire, a jaded teenager who rises to power in the world of high class escorts, and an Irish kid from the streets of Hell's Kitchen who becomes a ruthless, international hitman. The series will follow these characters on a raw, unflinching journey through history, as they are pulled ever deeper into the drug war and forced to confront the limits of their humanity.
  • LIFTED (Comedy, Single Camera) - Starring Ivy Wolk, Veronica Taylor, Kate Godfrey and Annie Marie Elliot. Written by Liza Mandelup and Mary Bronstein. Directed by Mandelup. Executive produced by Mandelup, Bronstein and Heidi Schreck. Produced by Amazon Studios and A24. Logline: Four geographically, socio-economically and racially diverse American teenage girls are united by an online community built around shoplifting. A commentary on identity and how we communicate now, the series will follow these young, awkwardly funny characters as they attempt to find themselves, form relationships, and discover their power and purpose.