Genre: Dystopy, Sci-fi, Thriller, and War
Description: In a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself, citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
Pilot Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Grant Morrison, David Wiener.
Series Creator: Grant Morrison, David Wiener, Brian Taylor.
Based on: Aldous Huxley’s book
Pilot Director: Owen Harris.
Genre: Thriller, Action, and Family
Description: Allegra Dill, a dogged investigator, returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered by a car bomb. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt hometown Allegra thought she left behind to its knees…
Pilot Cast: Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty.
Series Creator: Andy Greenwald.
Pilot Director: Yann Demange, Chad Hamilton, Andy Greenwald.
Producers: Yann Demange, Sam Esmail.
Studios: Universal Cable Productions, Paramount Television , Anonymous Content, Esmail Corp..
Genre: Soap and Thriller
Description: Peering behind the all-American façade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead.
Pilot Cast: Willa Fitzgerald, Zach Roerig, Joyful Drake, Antonio J. Bell, Marlo Kelly, Alison Thornton, Tammy Blanchard.
Series Creator: Megan Abbott , Gina Fattore.
Pilot Director: Steph Green, Gina Fattore.
Studios: Universal Cable Productions, Film 44.
Genre: Thriller, Action, and Spy
Description: The “Bourne franchise” prequel explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as “Treadstone” — a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. The series follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.
Based on: The Bourne Identity saga
Pilot Director: Ramin Bahrani, Bradley Thomas.
Producers: Tim Kring, Justin Levy, Ramin Bahrani.
Studios: Universal Cable Productions, Imperative Entertainment.