Pilot Picks: HBO (2015)




Brothers in Atlanta

  • Two 30-year old-reporters, as they try to make it big in the burgeoning black mecca of contemporary Atlanta, aka the New South.

Actor: Gregory Fears

Gregory Fears

Status: Picked up to series


  • Semi-autobiographical project about a sweet, wholesome comedian who, after his wife leaves him, has nowhere to stay but on the couches of New York’s finest comics.

Actor: Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes

Status: Not known yet


  • Influenced by her two recently single friends, a middle-aged woman impulsively brings up the idea of divorce with her husband but then can’t decide whether to actually go through with it — until her husband discovers the affair she’s been having and calls the marriage off.

Actor: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Status: Picked up to series


  • Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

Actor: Sujata Day

Sujata Day

Status: Picked up to series


  • An aspiring-filmmaker arrives in Hollywood during the early 1980s and lands a job working on music videos.

Actor: Chris Diamantopoulos

Chris Diamantopoulos

Status: Picked up to series; 10-episode order

Mamma Dallas

  • A conservative family in Texas who unwittingly hires a hard-living drag queen, Liberty, as their live-in nanny. Liberty appears to be an attractive woman with a flirty side — but she’s really a drag queen with an upbeat personality. On a path that leads to jail or prostitution or both, Liberty (aka Albert) sees a future that will destroy his basically optimistic spirit and re-invents himself to get a job as a nanny to three children of a conservative Texan family.

Actor: Mike White

Mike White

Status: Not going forward

Untitled Lucy Prebble

  • A pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis.

Actor: Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Status: Not known yet

Untitled Whitney Cummings

  • A comedic portrait of modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior. Inspired by Maureen Dowd’s 2005 book.

Actor: Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings

Status: Not known yet



Codes of Conduct

  • Beverly Snow is a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility.  Throughout the series, Beverly’s ability will grant him access to a life larger in every way than the one to which he was born. His chameleon-like approach to life will test his nerve as he takes his future into his own hands.

Actor: Devon Terrell

Devon Terrell

Status: Picked up as six-episode limited series

The Deuce

  • Named for 42nd Street, the project follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. It explores the rough-and-tumble world that existed in Midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.

Actor: James Franco

James Franco

Status: Not known yet

The Devil You Know

  • Explores the circumstances around one of the most compelling chapters in American history, where intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria.

Actor: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard

Status: Not known yet

Untitled David Simon

  • Set in the present-day world of Capitol Hill, it’s a detailed examination of partisanship and the influence of money on national governance

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Not known yet


  • A sweeping examination of the often baffling, sometimes unexpected but ultimately heart-wrenching ways love and human connection can be found today through a vast web of seemingly unconnected people

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Not known yet


  • Set against the complex and volatile backdrop of 18th century Vienna, it follows a class of young musical prodigies from all over Europe at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence.

Actor: Nico Mirallegro

Nico Mirallegro

Status: Not known yet


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