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.
Series Creator: Daniel Goldfarb.
Pilot Director: Charles McDougall.
Producers: Chris Keyser, Charles McDougall, Daniel Goldfarb.
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.
Studios: Feigco Entertainment.
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.
Producers: Paul Feig, Dan Magnante, Ellen Rapoport.
Studios: Lionsgate, Feigco Entertainment.
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.
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.
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, Animal Kingdom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Series Creator: Mindy Kaling.
Producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein.
Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Kaling International, 3 Arts Entertainment.
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
Studios: Kapital Entertainment, Merman.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Series Creator: Steve Yockey.
Based on: Chris Bohjalian's novel
Pilot Director: Susanna Fogel.
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.
Studios: We’re Not Brothers Productions, Good Thing Going Productions.
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.
Series Creator: Joshua Safran.
Based on: Cecily von Ziegesar's bestseller
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Tall Girls Productions, PatMa Productions.
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…
Studios: Warner Bros. TV.
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.
Series Creator: Patrick Somerville.
Based on: the international bestseller by St. John Mandel.
Pilot Director: Hiro Murai.
Studios: Paramount Television .
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.
Series Creator: Sarah-Raquel Jimenez.
Pilot Director: Gillian Robespierre.
Producers: Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick.
Studios: Showalter Semi-Formal Productions.