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Avenue 5

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Comedy

Description: Set in the future, mostly in space.

Pilot Cast: Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Rebecca Front, Zach Woods, Suzy Nakumura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ethan Phillips.

Series Creator: Armando Iannucci.

Producers: Armando Iannucci.

Betty

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Sports and Dramedy

Description: Follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding in New York City.

Pilot Cast: Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Ajani Russell, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg.

Series Creator: Crystal Moselle, Lesley Arfin.

Based on: inspired by Moselle’s 2018 Sundance film Skate Kitchen

Pilot Director: Crystal Moselle, Jason Weinberg.

Producers: Lesley Arfin, Crystal Moselle, Igor Srubshchik.

Studios: HBO Studios, RT Features, Bow & Arrow Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment .

Catherine the Great

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Genre: Period Drama

Description: Set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great. She wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century; strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.

Pilot Cast: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke.

Series Creator: Nigel Williams.

Pilot Director: Philip Martin.

Producers: Nigel Williams, Philip Martin.

Studios: Origin Pictures, New Pictures.

Confederate

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Genre: Drama

Description: Set in an alternate timeline, Confederate imagines a world where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone – freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.

Series Creator: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss.

Producers: Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Malcolm Spellman, Bernadette Caulfield, Carolyn Strauss, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss.

Demimonde

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Genre: Sci-fi Fantasy Drama

Description: About a family — consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter — who get into a terrible car crash. When the the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter digs through her experiments in the basement and transports to another land amid a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father soon follows her into this new world.

Series Creator: J.J. Abrams.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Bad Robot, HBO Studios.

Euphoria

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Genre: Teen Drama

Description: A group of high school students attempt to cope through drugs, sex and violence in an effort to make sense of an uncertain future, one year after one of their own was found dead in a cornfield. Lost and hurt, vulnerable and thrill-seeking, they become a community in a town of lonely individuals. Their story is told by a lying, drug-addicted, f*cked-up 17-year-old girl named Rue

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Pilot Cast: Zendaya, Eric Dane, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Barbie Ferreira, Hunter Schafer, Austin Abrams.

Series Creator: Sam Levinson.

Based on: Israeli series of the name name

Pilot Director: Augustine Frezzel.

Producers: Drake, Sam Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi, Gary Lennon.

Studios: HBO Studios, Teddy Productions, A24.

I Know This Much Is True

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Family Drama Limited Series

Description: Explores the American identity by following the parallel lives of twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey through the latter half of the 20th century.

Pilot Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Rosie O'Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots.

Series Creator: Derek Cianfrance.

Based on: Wally Lamb's novel

Pilot Director: Derek Cianfrance.

Producers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Browning, Mark Ruffalo, Glen Basner, Lynette Howell-Taylor, Anya Epstein, Gregg Fienberg.

Studios: FilmNation Entertainment.

The Long Night

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description: Chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: it’s not the story we think we know.

Pilot Cast: Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Jamie Campbell Bower, Naomi Ackie, Toby Regbo, Denise Gough, Alex Sharp, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Sheila Atim.

Series Creator: Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland , Bryan Cogman , Max Borenstein, George R.R. Martin.

Pilot Director: S.J. Clarkson.

Producers: Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland , Max Borenstein, S.J. Clarkson, Jim Danger Gray, Bryan Cogman , James Farrell, Chris Symes, Carly Wray, Daniel Zelman, George R.R. Martin.

Studios: HBO Studios.

Los Espookys

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Genre: Comedy

Description: Set in a dreamy version of present day Mexico City, Los Espookys follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup.

Pilot Cast: Fred Armisen, Bernardo Velasco, Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega.

Series Creator: Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, Fred Armisen.

Pilot Director: Fernando Frias.

Producers: Fred Armisen, Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, Alice Mathias, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer.

Studios: Broadway Video, Más Mejor.

Lovecraft Country

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Genre: Horror Anthology

Description: After his father goes missing, Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. Thus begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Pilot Cast: Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee, Courtney B. Vance, Michael K. Williams.

Series Creator: Misha Green.

Based on: Matt Ruff’s novel

Pilot Director: Yann Demange.

Producers: Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, Misha Green.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Bad Robot.

Mrs. Fletcher

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Dramedy

Description: An empty-nest mom and her college-student son embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

Pilot Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Owen Teague, Casey Wilson, Jackson White, Jen Richards.

Series Creator: Tom Perrotta.

Based on: Tom Perrotta's book

Pilot Director: Nicole Holofcener.

Producers: Tom Perrotta, Nicole Holofcener, Jessi Klein, Sarah Condon.

Studios: HBO Studios.

The Nevers

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

Description: A gang of Victorian women find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.

Pilot Cast: Laura Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ben Chaplin, Ann Skelly, Denis O'Hare, Nick Frost.

Series Creator: Joss Whedon, Doug Petrie, Jane Espenson.

Pilot Director: Joss Whedon.

Producers: Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson.

The Outsider

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: A seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, after an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.

Pilot Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Marc Menchaca, Derek Cecil.

Series Creator: Richard Price.

Based on: The book by Stephen King

Pilot Director: Jason Bateman.

Producers: Richard Price, Jason Bateman, Stephen King, Jack Bender, Marty Bowen , Ben Mendelsohn.

Studios: Aggregate Films, Media Rights Capital, Temple Hill Entertainment.

Perry Mason

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Genre: Legal Drama Limited Series

Description: Reboot of the 1957-1966 series about an unorthodox investigator/defense attorney named Perry Mason.

Pilot Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany.

Series Creator: Rolin Jones, Ron Fitzgerald.

Based on: Erle Stanley Gardner’s book series

Pilot Director: Tim Van Patten.

Producers: Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, Ron Fitzgerald.

Studios: Team Downey.

The Plot Against America

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Genre: Drama Limited Series

Description: Imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Pilot Cast: Jacob Laval, Azhy Robertson, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, David Krumholtz, Ben Cole, Zoe Kazan.

Based on: Philip Roth’s novel

Producers: David Simons, Ed Burns, Nina Doble, Sue Naegle, Dennis Stratton, Susan Goldberg, Joe Roth.

Studios: Annapurna Television.

The Righteous Gemstones

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Comedy

Description: The story of the world-famous Gemstone family televangelists and their long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pilot Cast: John Goodman, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz, GregAlan Williams.

Series Creator: Danny McBride.

Pilot Director: Danny McBride.

Producers: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green.

Studios: HBO Studios.

Run

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Comedy

Description: A woman living a humdrum existence gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame

Pilot Cast: Merritt Wever, Domnhall Gleeson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Series Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vicky Jones.

Pilot Director: Kate Dennis.

Producers: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vicky Jones, Kate Dennis, Emily Leo.

Studios: DryWhite, Entertainment One Television, Wigwam Films.

The Time Traveler's Wife

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Sci-fi Romantic Drama

Description: The story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem: time travel.

Series Creator: Steven Moffat.

Based on: Audrey Niffenegger's book

Producers: Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin, Sue Vertue.

Studios: Hartswood Films, Warner Bros. TV.

The Undoing

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Drama Limited Series

Description: Grace Sachs is a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book. She has a devoted husband and a young son who attends an elite private school in New York City, but suddenly a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations.

Pilot Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland.

Series Creator: David E. Kelley.

Based on: Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book

Pilot Director: Susanne Bier.

Producers: David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Susanne Bier.

Studios: Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Made Up Stories.

Untitled Israeli Drama

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Drama

Description: Based on the real-life torrent of violence that followed the disappearance of three Israeli teens during the summer of 2014, this series follows an idealistic investigator for the Shin Bet (the Israeli equivalent of the FBI) as he deals with the ramifications of violent reactions on both sides of the escalating conflict. A new command position thrusts him into a confrontation that undermines his faith and worldview, leading to a dramatic conflict between his values and the actions of those closest to him.

Series Creator: Hagai Levi, Noah Stollman.

Pilot Director: Joseph Cedar.

Producers: Hagai Levi, Noah Stollman, Michael Lombardo, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Karni Ziv, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Joseph Cedar.

Studios: HBO Studios, Keshet Studios, Movie Plus.

The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: History and Sports

Description: The professional and personal lives of the 1980s Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.

Pilot Cast: John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Michael Shannon.

Series Creator: Max Borenstein.

Based on: Jeff Pearlman’s nonfiction book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.

Pilot Director: Adam McKay.

Producers: Max Borenstein, Kevin Messick, Jason Shuman, Jim Hecht, Adam McKay.

Watchmen

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Genre: Superhero Drama

Description: A satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre, Watchmen is set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union. It revolves around a group of mostly retired American superheroes who investigate the murder of one of their own and in the process uncover a conspiracy that could change the course of history as we know it.

Pilot Cast: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., James Wolk, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Adelaide Clemens.

Series Creator: Damon Lindelof.

Based on: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ comic series

Pilot Director: Nicole Kassell.

Producers: Damon Lindelof, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, White Rabbit.