Genre: Fantasy Drama
Description: As part of a five-season commitment, this saga will begin thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, during a time known as The Second Age.
Based on: The works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Pilot Director: Juan Antonio Bayona.
Genre: Mystery and Thriller
Description: Royal Abbott, a Wyoming rancher fighting for his land and family, discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.
Pilot Cast: Josh Brolin.
Series Creator: Brian Watkins.
Studios: Plan B Entertainment.
Genre: Fantasy Drama
Description: In a noir, Victorian-tinged city where humans, fairies and other creatures co-exist, a detective investigates a serial killer who is preying on mystical creatures, only to find that he has become the prime suspect in the murders.
Series Creator: Travis Beacham, Rene Echevarria.
Pilot Director: Jon Amiel.
Producers: Travis Beacham, Rene Echevarria.
Genre: Thriller Drama
Description: An international action spy thriller origin tentpole series will function as a franchise-starter for the creation of multiple interconnected original local language and local production series - the first two coming from India and Italy. All of the local series are meant to form "the first truly global television franchise" and to give the viewer a deep dive into an very layered world.
Studios: AGBO Studios, Midnight Radio.
Genre: Young Adult Drama
Description: This digs beyond the headlines that make college campuses ripe for drama and steps inside the shoes of six roommates as they hook up, mess up and grow up on their own terms.
Series Creator: Marja-Lewis Ryan.
Pilot Director: Marja-Lewis Ryan.
Studios: Free Association, Topple Productions.
Genre: Musical Drama
Description: This centers on a fictional rock band in the 1970s, following their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene and beyond, eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world.
Series Creator: Sebastian Chacon, Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter.
Based on: Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pilot Director: Niki Caro.
Producers: Reese Witherspoon, Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter.
Studios: Amazon Studios, Circle of Confusion, Hello Sunshine.
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy Western Drama
Description: Roland Deschain is a gunslinger on a quest to save the multiverse from destruction, and we learn about his origins and his mission, his first love and his first conflict with The Man In Black - not to mention raccoon-like creatures called billy-bumblers.
Series Creator: Glen Mazzara.
Based on: Novel series by Stephen King
Producers: Glen Mazzara.
Description: Set against the backdrop of “The Vertical City” of Hong Kong, this explores the lives of a close-knit expatriate community: where affluence is celebrated, friendships are intense but knowingly temporary, and personal lives, deaths, and marriages are played out publicly – then retold with glee. There’s Margaret, a world-renowned American architect struggling with the unwavering suspicion that something could be wrong with her latest project – an ambitious skyscraper already gracing the Hong Kong skyline – until an unexpected event upends her life.
Pilot Cast: Nicole Kidman.
Series Creator: Lulu Wang, Alice Bell.
Based on: Novel by Janice Y.K. Lee
Pilot Director: Lulu Wang.
Producers: Nicole Kidman, Alice Bell, Per Saari, Theresa Park, Lulu Wang.
Studios: Amazon Studios, Blossom Films, POW! Productions.
Genre: Dystopic Sci-Fi Drama
Description: Set in a near-future world where people can download a social media feed directly into their brains, this follows a couple who find their six-year-old daughter missing after the ‘Feed’ goes down and society crumbles.
Series Creator: Channing Powell.
Based on: Nick Clark Windo's novel
Producers: Carl Tibbetts, Channing Powell, Stephen Lambert, Susan Hogg.
Studios: Liberty Global, Studio Lambert.
Description: Around three generations of women working in the ombudsman’s office of a college that navigates the current cultural climate, the concept of feminism across different generations and the struggle to reconcile socially constructed ideas with current ethical views regarding complex issues such as sex, race, class and gender.
Pilot Director: Lee Daniels.
Genre: Thriller Drama
Description: Drawing from real-life events, it follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Series Creator: David Weil.
Studios: Monkeypaw Productions, Sonar Entertainment.
Genre: Multicamera Comedy
Description: Mark is a brilliant guy with an artificial intelligence degree who creates robots and spends his days hanging out with them as his main group of friends.
Pilot Director: Pamela Fryman.
Studios: Sony Pictures Television, Bays/Thomas Productions, Point Grey Pictures.
Genre: Romantic Anthology Drama
Description: Based on The New York Times column about love and human connection, this explores love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self love.
Pilot Cast: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Dev Patel, Catherine Keener, Andy Garcia, Cristin Milioti, Brandon Victor Dixon, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Julia Garner, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella, John Gallagher Jr..
Series Creator: John Carney.
Based on: The New York Times column
Pilot Director: John Carney.
Producers: John Carney.
Studios: Storied Media Group, The New York Times.
Genre: Comedy Drama
Description: The focus is on three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire: To get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them.
Pilot Cast: Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, Sosie Bacon, Albert Rutecki, Chris Pang.
Series Creator: Jason Katims.
Based on: the Israeli series.
Producers: Jason Katims, Jeni Mulein, Danna Stern.
Studios: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, yes Studios.
Description: Every year, the graduating seniors in a forgotten rural town risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes game to win life-changing money – and a chance to escape. Anonymous judges force the players through a series of challenges that will compel them to confront their deepest fears – and upend their ideas of who they are, who to trust, and who they might become. This year, 47 players will compete for the biggest pot ever. All of them will be changed. Only one will win.
Pilot Cast: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Camron Jones, Jessica Sula, Enrique Murciano, Will Chase, Kevin Alves.
Series Creator: Lauren Oliver.
Pilot Director: Leigh Janiak, Jeff Kirschenbaum.
Producers: Lauren Oliver, Joe Roth.
Studios: Amazon Studios.
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi, and Teen
Description: While out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, four young girls become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future — they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate. An emotional adventure in which the girls and the women they eventually become are tough, their friendships are authentic, and their journey through time is epic.
Series Creator: Stephany Folsom.
Based on: Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel
Genre: Mockumentary Comedy
Description: A mockumentary following a group of working class DJs and their friends in a town called North Las Vegas, a land of mini malls and vast parking lots, where the lights of The Strip act as a beacon of fame and glory that’s just out of reach.
Pilot Cast: Izabella Miko, Jorge Diaz, Eliza Bennett, Andre Hyland, Conner McVicker, Challen Cates, Amir Talai .
Series Creator: Mehar Sethi.
Based on: The UK series.
Pilot Director: Chris Storer.
Producers: Mehar Sethi, Allan Mustafa, Asim Chaudhry, Steve Stamp, Hugo Chegwin, Chris Storer, Ash Atalla, Jon Petrie.
Studios: Amazon Studios, Roughcut TV.
Genre: Thriller and Sci-fi
Description: About Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.
Based on: the bestselling novel by William Gibson
Genre: sci-fi and thriller
Description: All teenage girls in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will. It’s hereditary, it’s inbuilt, and it can’t be taken away from them. Coming alive to the thrill of pure power: the ability to hurt or even kill by releasing electrical jolts from their fingertips, they rapidly learn they can awaken the Power in older women. Soon enough nearly every woman in the world can do it. And then everything is different.
Series Creator: Naomi Alderman, Claire Wilson, Rebecca Levene.
Based on: Naomi Alderman’s feminist sci-fi book
Pilot Director: Reed Morano, Jane Featherstone.
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama
Description: This follows the emotional stories of the people who live in the mysterious town above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction.
Series Creator: Nathaniel Halpern.
Based on: Artwork by Simon Stålenhag
Pilot Director: Mark Romanek.
Studios: Fox 21 Television Studios, 6th & Idaho, Indio.
Genre: Horror Drama
Description: Season 1 is set in 1953 and follows Alfred and Lucky Emory, who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage, and destroy them.
Pilot Cast: Ashley Thomas , Deborah Ayorinde.
Series Creator: Little Marvin.
Studios: Sony Pictures Television, Vertigo Entertainment.
Description: Set against the Tong Wars of 19th century San Francisco, this tells a story spanning a significant period of time about Chinese immigrants and the clashes between organized-crime families in the city’s Chinatown.
Series Creator: Paul Attanasio.
Pilot Director: Wong Kar-wai.
Producers: Paul Attanasio, Wong Kar-wai.
Studios: Amazon Studios.
Genre: Crime Drama
Description: The exploration of the existential journeys of various characters in the criminal underworld as they move from being killers to becoming samurai in Los Angeles.
Series Creator: Nicolas Winding Refn, Ed Brubaker.
Pilot Director: Nicolas Winding Refn.
Producers: Nicolas Winding Refn, Ed Brubaker.
Genre: Period Drama
Description: Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood — where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape.
Pilot Cast: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, Joel Edgerton.
Based on: Novel by Colson Whitehead
Pilot Director: Barry Jenkins.
Producers: Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski.
Studios: Plan B Entertainment, Pastel Productions.
Description: The lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Series Creator: Tracy Oliver.
Studios: Amazon Studios, Paper Kite, 3 Arts Entertainment.
Genre: Sci-Fi Comedy
Description: Set in a future where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife. When Nathan meets his early death, he is greeted by the Nora in his version of heaven. As Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his loved ones, the alive Nora struggles to stay afloat working her job.
Series Creator: Greg Daniels.
Pilot Director: Greg Daniels.
Producers: Greg Daniels, Howard Klein.
Studios: 3 Arts Entertainment, Deedle-Dee Productions.
Genre: Thriller Drama
Description: A group of young adults who meet online are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy Deep State organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. Within the comic’s pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that actually might be real and they’re forced into the dangerous, unique, and ironic position of saving the world.
Series Creator: Gillian Flynn.
Based on: the 2013-14 UK series.
Pilot Director: Toby Haynes.
Producers: Gillian Flynn, Jessica Rhoades, Dennis Kelly, Karen Wilson, Diederick Santer, Sharon Hall.
Studios: Amazon Studios, Endemol Shine North America, Kudos Film and Television.
Genre: Fantasy Drama
Description: Set in a world where magic exists but only women can use it, the story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it.
Series Creator: Rafer Judkins.
Producers: Rafer Judkins, Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke.
Genre: Thriller Drama
Description: A group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds finds themselves stranded on a remote island, unaware that they’ve just become the subjects of an elaborate social experiment.
Pilot Cast: Rachel Griffiths, David Sullivan, Sophia Ali, Sarah Pidgeon, Shannon Berry, Troy Winbush, Erana James, Jenna Clause, Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Chi Nguyen.
Series Creator: Sarah Streicher.
Pilot Director: Susanna Fogel.
Producers: Sarah Streicher, Susanna Fogel, Jamie Tarses.