månadsarkiv: februari 2015

Pilot Picks: usa (2015)

usa

Drama

Brooklyn Animal Control

  • Follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens: werewolves. Delving into the lives of both the case officers and the secretive, highly insular Kveld-Ulf, a community of werewolves living deep in the borough, the show based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty examines city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.

Actor: Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Status: Not known yet


Colony

  • Set in the near future in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of alien intruders. Some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. The project revolves around a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.

Actor: Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway

Status: Picked up to series, 10 episode order. First episode to air January 14th, 2016


Evil Men

  • Harry is a sympathetic everyman with an underlying sense of decency. When he starts receiving frightening visions, the stable and satisfying life he knows is about to change.

Actor: Dallas Roberts

Dallas Roberts

Status: Pushed


Falling Water

  • Three unrelated people slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each is on a quest for something that can only be found in their subconscious: a missing girlfriend, a son, a way to communicate with a catatonic mother. However, the more they begin to use the dream world as a tool to advance their hidden agendas, they realize that their visions are trying to tell them something and that their very real lives are at stake.

Actor: David Ajala

David Ajala

Status: Not known yet


Paradise Pictures

  • Revolves around ambitious people striving to get to the top in 1940s Hollywood, when the dream factory was at its peak. Little do they know the challenges they’re about to face: the end of the studio monopolies, the blacklist and the new disruptive technology of television.

Actor: Izabella Miko

Izabella Miko

Status: Not known yet


Poor Richard’s Almanack

  • High-concept thriller weaves between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically and revolves around a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers,” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse.

Actor: Jordan Hayes

Jordan Hayes

Status: Not known yet


Queen of the South

  • Based on the book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, it centers on Teresa Mendoza, an innocent young girl from a small Mexican village whose desire to avenge a personal tragedy leads her down a path to become the most powerful woman in the dangerous world of narcotics trafficking in Europe.

Actor: Alice Braga

Alice Braga

Status: Picked up to series, 13-episode order. 


Shooter

  • Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper, is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the U.S. president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated Marine sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up. Based on the 2007 movie.

Actor: Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe

Status: Not known yet


Stanistan

  • Follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, zwhere State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and levity.

Actor: Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter

Status: Pushed


The Wilding

  • The Hayes family of suburban North Carolina is a typical, loving blended family seeking a fresh start after their 17-year-old daughter, Kayla, who is released from a mental health institution following 10 years of treatment. Their ideals are quickly threatened, however, when Kayla’s apparitions of the dead begin to haunt them once again.

Actor: Jordana Spiro

Jordana Spiro

Status: Not known yet

Pilot Picks: The CW (2015)

The CW

Drama

Cheerleader Death Squad

  • When a disgraced CIA agent-turned-teacher at an elite Washington DC prep school realizes that his students have high level access through personal connections, he trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency.

Actor: Abbie Cobb

Abbie Cobb

Status: Not going forward


Containment

  • When a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a large city quarantine is quickly enforced, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives. Based upon the original Belgian series, Cordon tells the story of loved ones tragically torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the cordon reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.  Based upon the original Belgian series.

Actor: Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Status: Picked up to series, not known when first episode will air


Dead People

  • After a near-death experience, a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife, who he has never gotten over.

Actor: Echo Kellum

Echo Kellum

Status: Not going forward


Riverdale

  • A subversive take on the well-known Archie Comic franchise’s wholesome town of Riverdale and residents Archie, Betty and Veronica as well as Josie and the Pussycats.

Actor: Not known at the moment

Status: Not known at the moment


Tales From The Dark Side

  • Reinvention of the horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series based on the 80s series.

Actor: Lyndie Greenwood

Lyndie Greenwood

Status: Not going forward

Pilot Picks: Syfy (2015)

syfy

Drama / Science-Fiction

Incorporated

  • Set in a future where companies have unlimited power, it tells the story of executive Ben Larson, forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cutthroat corporate world and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system — with deadly consequences.

Actor: Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert

Status: Not known yet


The Magicians

  • Based on Lev Grossman’s fantasy book trilogy, it revolves around a group of New York twentysomethings who, while studying magic, discover the fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and poses a grave danger to humanity.

Actor: Jason Ralph

Jason Ralph

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air January 26th, 2016


Blood Drive

  • Set in a near-apocalyptic future, it centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Picked up to series


Wynonna Earp

  • A modern supernatural Western, it follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings and uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice.

Actor: Melanie Scrofano

Melanie Scrofano

Status: Picked up to series


Hunters

  • The series stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife. Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) will play Regan, who is one of the government’s most valuable operatives and may be keeping secrets of her own.  Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) portrays McCarthy, an unhinged junkie and Hunter cell leader.

Actor: Julian McMahon

Julian McMahon

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air sometime April 2016


The Expanse

  • A thriller set two hundred years in the future, ”The Expanse” follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Actor: Steven Strait

Steven Strait

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air 14th of December


Childhood’s End

  • Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

Actor: Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Status: Picked up as mini-series, first episode will air 14th of December


Krypton

  • Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Not known yet


Brave New World

  • Is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one of these “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order.

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Picked up to series