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Current HBO Max Projects

Gotham Central

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Police and Action

Description: Series is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature and will build upon the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City,

Series Creator: Terence Winter, Matt Reeves.

Based on: characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger

Producers: Matt Reeves, Terence Winter, Dylan Clark, Adam Kassan, Daniel Pipski.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, 6th & Idaho.

Head of the Class (HBO Max Series)

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Multcamera

Description: Around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.

Series Creator: Amy Pocha, Seth Cohen.

Based on: the popular 1986 ABC comedy series

Producers: Amy Pocha, Seth Cohen, Brian Bradley, Steven Cragg, Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold.

Studios: Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Doozer Productions.

Julia

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Biopic

Description: Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her show The French Chef, which essentially invented food television. Through Julia and her singular can-do spirit, it explores an evolving time in American history – the emergence of a new social institution called public television, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity, and America’s cultural growth. At its heart, the show is a portrait of a marriage with an evolving and complicated power dynamic.

Pilot Cast: Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Bebe Neuwirth, Fiona Glascott.

Series Creator: Daniel Goldfarb.

Pilot Director: Charles McDougall.

Producers: Chris Keyser, Charles McDougall, Daniel Goldfarb.

Studios: Lionsgate.

Love Life

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Anthology and Romantic

Description: About the journey from first love to last love, and how the people we’re with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever.

Pilot Cast: Anna Kendrick.

Series Creator: Sam Boyd.

Pilot Director: Sam Boyd, Bridget Bedard.

Producers: Sam Boyd, Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig.

Studios: Feigco Entertainment.

Minx

ORDERED TO PILOT

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Description: Set in 1970s Los Angeles around an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.

Series Creator: Ellen Rapoport.

Pilot Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

Producers: Paul Feig, Dan Magnante, Ellen Rapoport.

Studios: Lionsgate, Feigco Entertainment.

Our Flag Means Death

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Pirate and Period

Description: A pampered aristocrat abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate in the early 18th century.

Series Creator: David Jenkins, Garrett Basch.

Based on: the true adventures of Stede Bonnet

Pilot Director: Taika Waititi.

Producers: David Jenkins, Garrett Basch, Taika Waititi, Dan Halsted.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Horror, Teen, and Thriller

Description: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — finds themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago, as well as their own.

Series Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lindsay Calhoon Bring.

Based on: the bestselling books by Sara Shepard

Producers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lindsay Calhoon Bring, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, Sara Shepard.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Alloy Entertainment, Muckle Man Productions.

Tokyo Vice

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Police and Spy

Description: Jake’s daily descent into the neon soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing, and no one is truly what or who they seem. Jake Adelstein is an American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption.

Pilot Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi.

Series Creator: J.T. Rogers.

Based on: Jake Adelstein's book

Pilot Director: Michael Mann, Destin Daniel Cretton, John Lesher.

Producers: Destin Daniel Cretton, Ansel Elgort, J.T. Rogers.

Studios: Endeavor Content.

The Uninhabitable Earth

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Anthology and Anticipation

Description: Stand-alone fictional stories covering a wide range of genres and possible futures that could result from the rapid warming of our planet.

Series Creator: Adam McKay.

Based on: David Wallace-Wells’ global best-selling book and New York Magazine article of the same name

Producers: Paul Lee, Kevin Messick, Mark Roybal, David Kaplan, Andrea Roa, Adam McKay.

Studios: wiip, Hyperobject Industries.

Untitled Jean Smart HBO Max Project

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Single-camera

Description: A dark mentorship that forms between two women from different generations — a Las Vegas diva and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

Pilot Cast: Jean Smart.

Series Creator: Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky.

Producers: Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky, David Miner.

Studios: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Paulilu, Fremulon.

Verbatim

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: anthology

Description: It tackles actual events with all dialogue taken from primary sources and presented verbatim.

Series Creator: Brett Weiner.

Based on: New York Times Op-Docs digital series

Pilot Director: Brett Weiner.

Producers: Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock, Jackie Cohn, Brett Weiner.

Studios: Left/Right Productions, Red Hour Productions.

Americanah

PILOT ORDER CANCELED

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Description: The epic story of Ifemelu, a young, beautiful, self-assured woman raised in Nigeria, who as a teenager falls in love with her classmate Obinze. Living in a military-ruled country, they each depart for the west, with Ifemelu heading for America, where, despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple for the first time with what it means to be black. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London.

Pilot Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Zackary Momoh.

Series Creator: Danai Gurira.

Based on: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel

Producers: Lupita Nyong’o, Andrea Calderwood, Danielle Del, Didi Rea.

Studios: Plan B Entertainment, Potboiler Television, Eba Productions, D2 Productions.

Circe

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Fantasy and Adventure

Description: A modern take on the world of Greek mythology told from the powerful feminist perspective of the goddess Circe, who transforms from an awkward nymph to a formidable witch, able to challenge gods, titans and monsters alike.

Series Creator: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa.

Based on: Madeline Miller’s International bestseller Circe

Pilot Director: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa.

Producers: Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin.

Studios: Chernin Entertainment, Endeavor Content.

College Girls

ORDERED TO SERIES

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Description: About three 18-year-old freshman roommates at Evermore College in Vermont. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these sexually active college girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating.

Pilot Cast: Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Renee Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott.

Series Creator: Mindy Kaling, Justin Noble.

Producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Kaling International, 3 Arts Entertainment.

Delilah

PILOT REJECTED

Genre: Dramedy and Family

Description: After a life-changing event, Delilah’s first step toward putting her life back together is to introduce herself to a complete stranger who may or may not be her real father, and his family. The only question is: how much damage can one person do while trying to get their own life back on track? The answer is, quite a bit

Pilot Cast: Jessica Rothe, Arturo Castro, Casey Wilson, Nicole Byer, Nat Faxon.

Series Creator: Sharon Horgan, Aisling Bea, Kirker Butler.

Producers: Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Kirker Butler, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Aisling Bea, Jessica Rothe.

Studios: Kapital Entertainment, Merman.

DMZ

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: War and Medical

Description: In a nation torn apart by the uneasy détente between the remains of the federal government and the secessionist Free State armies, a female medic on the island who is trying day-in and day-out to help keep residents alive while trying to also find her lost son. In the process, that determined medic proves a source of hope in an America that has lost all sense of the idea.

Pilot Cast: Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Freddy Miyares.

Series Creator: Roberto Patino.

Based on: Brian Wood-written DC comics

Pilot Director: Ava DuVernay.

Producers: Roberto Patino, Ava DuVernay.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Array Filmworks.

Drama Queen

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Dramedy and Family

Description: A closeted, TV-obsessed teenager copes with the harsh realities — and relative mundaneness — of life in small-town New Jersey by escaping to an alternate soap opera universe of his own creation.

Series Creator: Michael Ausiello.

Based on: TVLine co-founder Michael Ausiello’s childhood

Producers: J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, Rachel Rusch Rich, Michael Ausiello.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Bad Robot.

Dune: The Sisterhood

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Sci-fi

Description: Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune.

Based on: Frank Herbert’s Dune

Pilot Director: Denis Villeneuve, Kim Herbert, Brian Herbert.

Producers: Denis Villeneuve.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Legendary Television.

The Flight Attendant

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Thriller

Description: Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes with a hangover in a hotel room in Dubai to find a dead body next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues as though nothing happened, joining the other flight attendants and pilots traveling to the airport for a flight to New York City. She is met in New York by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover in Dubai. Still unable to piece the night together, she starts to wonder whether she could be the killer.

Pilot Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Michiel Huisman, Zosia Mamet, Colin Woodell, T.R. Knight, Merle Dandridge, Sonoya Mizuno, Rosie Perez, Michelle Gomez, Griffin Matthews.

Series Creator: Steve Yockey.

Based on: Chris Bohjalian's novel

Pilot Director: Susanna Fogel.

Producers: Kaley Cuoco, Sarah Schechter, Susanna Fogel, Steve Yockey, Greg Berlanti.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions.

Generation

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: dramedy and teen

Description: Follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

Pilot Cast: Nathanya Alexander, Justice Smith, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Chloe East, Sam Trammell, Martha Plimpton.

Series Creator: Zelda Barnz, Daniel Barnz.

Producers: Lena Dunham, Daniel Barnz, Ben Barnz, Zelda Barnz.

Studios: We’re Not Brothers Productions, Good Thing Going Productions.

Gossip Girl 2021

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Teen and Soap

Description: Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens is introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.

Pilot Cast: Emily Alyn Lind, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Jordan Alexander, Jason Gotay, Johnathan Fernandez, Savannah Smith, Evan Mock, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Adam Chanler-Berat, Zión Moreno, Kristen Bell.

Series Creator: Joshua Safran.

Based on: Cecily von Ziegesar's bestseller

Producers: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, Joshua Safran.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, CBS Television Studios, Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment.

Made for Love

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Dramedy

Description: Hazel Green, a thirtysomething woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to an unstable, needy, possibly sociopathic tech billionaire, soon discovers that her husband has already implanted a revolutionary monitoring device – the Made for Love– in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive. Also, there are dolphins.

Pilot Cast: Cristin Milioti, Ray Romano, Billy Magnussen.

Series Creator: Patrick Somerville.

Based on: Alissa Nutting’s novel

Pilot Director: S.J. Clarkson.

Producers: Patrick Somerville, S.J. Clarkson, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin.

Studios: Paramount Television , WarnerMedia.

Raised by Wolves

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Sci-Fi and Family

Description: Two androids tasked with raising human children live on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

Pilot Cast: Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Felix Jamieson, Abubakar Salim, Ethan Hazzard, Ivy Wong.

Series Creator: Aaron Guzikowski.

Pilot Director: Ridley Scott, Aaron Guzikowski, David. W. Zucker.

Producers: Ridley Scott.

Studios: Scott Free Productions, Studio T., Madhouse Entertainment.

Red Bird Lane

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Horror and thriller

Description: About eight strangers who arrive at an isolated house—all for different reasons—and quickly realize that something sinister and terrifying awaits them.

Series Creator: Sara Gran.

Producers: Erin Jontow, John Wells, Sara Gran.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, John Wells Productions.

The Rules of Magic

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Fantasy and Family

Description: Centers on three troubled siblings — Franny, Jet and Vincent Owens — who wrestle with “abnormalities” that have kept them isolated. But the tumultuous times unearth the extraordinary discovery that they are, in fact, descendants of a bloodline of witches. In their aspirational journey towards self-discovery and self-acceptance, they’ll contend with grief, war, bigotry and dark magic, not to mention a centuries-old curse designed to keep them away from love. The two sisters, Franny and Jet, will become the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while their beloved brother Vincent will leave an unexpected legacy.

Series Creator: Melissa Rosenberg, Dana Baratta , Denise Di Novi.

Based on: Alice Hoffman’s novels The Rules of Magic and Practical Magic

Producers: Dana Baratta , Alice Hoffman, Nina Tassler, Melissa Rosenberg.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Tall Girls Productions, PatMa Productions.

The Shelley Society

ORDERED TO PILOT

Genre: Horror, Teen, and fantasy

Description: Young author Mary Shelley leads a band of Romantic outlaws—among them, her lovers Percy and Lord Byron—against all manner of supernatural threats and monsters…

Series Creator: Tessa Leigh Williams, James DeWille, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Producers: Tessa Leigh Williams, James DeWille, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV.

Station Eleven

ORDERED TO SERIES

Genre: Sci-fi and Post-apocalyptic

Description: The stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost.

Pilot Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, David Wilmot, Matilda Lawler.

Series Creator: Patrick Somerville.

Based on: the international bestseller by St. John Mandel.

Pilot Director: Hiro Murai.

Producers: Hiro Murai, Patrick Somerville.

Studios: Paramount Television .

Vegas High

ORDERED TO PILOT

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Description: A 1990s-set coming-of-age story about Laura, a girl who’s caught between two worlds: the fast-paced lifestyle of Las Vegas and her strong Mormon faith and community.

Pilot Cast: Jordana Spiro, Wes Duchovny, Josh Andrés Rivera.

Series Creator: Sarah-Raquel Jimenez.

Pilot Director: Gillian Robespierre.

Producers: Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick.

Studios: Showalter Semi-Formal Productions.