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.
Series Creator: Nigel Williams.
Pilot Director: Philip Martin.
Producers: Nigel Williams, Philip Martin.
Studios: Origin Pictures, New Pictures.
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.
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.
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 RueRead the Pilot Script Review
Series Creator: Sam Levinson.
Based on: Israeli series of the name name
Pilot Director: Augustine Frezzel.
Studios: HBO Studios, Teddy Productions, A24.
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.
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.
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 Director: S.J. Clarkson.
Studios: HBO Studios.
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 Director: Fernando Frias.
Studios: Broadway Video, Más Mejor.
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.
Series Creator: Misha Green.
Based on: Matt Ruff’s novel
Pilot Director: Yann Demange.
Description: An empty-nest mom and her college-student son embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.
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.
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.
Studios: Aggregate Films, Media Rights Capital, Temple Hill Entertainment.
Genre: Legal Drama Limited Series
Description: Reboot of the 1957-1966 series about an unorthodox investigator/defense attorney named Perry Mason.
Series Creator: Rolin Jones, Ron Fitzgerald.
Based on: Erle Stanley Gardner’s book series
Pilot Director: Tim Van Patten.
Studios: Team Downey.
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.
Based on: Philip Roth’s novel
Producers: David Simons, Ed Burns, Nina Doble, Sue Naegle, Dennis Stratton, Susan Goldberg, Joe Roth.
Studios: Annapurna Television.
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.
Series Creator: Danny McBride.
Pilot Director: Danny McBride.
Studios: HBO Studios.
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 Director: Kate Dennis.
Studios: DryWhite, Entertainment One Television, Wigwam Films.
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.
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.
Series Creator: David E. Kelley.
Based on: Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book
Pilot Director: Susanne Bier.
Studios: Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Made Up Stories.
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.
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.
Series Creator: Damon Lindelof.
Based on: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ comic series
Pilot Director: Nicole Kassell.
Studios: Warner Bros. TV, White Rabbit.