USA – 2016 PILOTS

Eyewitness

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Genre: Crime thriller drama

Description: when two innocent teenage boys secretly meet up in the forest they bear witness to a shooting. They barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetretor they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever…

Cast: Tyler Young, Julianne Nicholson, Matt Murray, James Paxton, Gil Bellows…

Created by: Adi Hasak. Based on norwegian series Øyevitne. Directed by: Catherine Hardwick.

Produced by: Adi Hasak, Jarl Emsell Larsen, Scott Peters, Catherine Hardwick & Jarl Emsell Larsen.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & H’S’ Films

Damnation

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Genre: Period Drama

Description: the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot centers on Seth Davenport, who is masquerading as a small-town Iowa preacher in the hope of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.

Cast: Logan Marshall Green…

Created by: Tony Tost. 

Produced by: Tony Tost, Daniel Rappaport, Guymon Casady & James Mangold.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & Entertainment 360.

What Remains

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Genre: Drama soap

Description: the story of the North family where the parents, Eli and Alice, were raised together in a cult of cannibals! They escaped from it when they were just children and today they live in suburban Portland with their own children, Kirby and Rex. But suddenly, their past is catching up with them and the lie they live in can no longer exist…

Cast: TBA

Created by: TBA. Directed by: TBA.

Produced by: Debra Grieco. 

Studios: Freemantle Media North America & Random House.

The Tap

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Genre: Period Drama

Description: focuses on the experiences of three characters as Yale deals with the arrival of its first female students. Jay is a self-styled conservative desperate to join the school’s notorious Skull and Bones society. Michelle is an ardent feminist while Gloria is looking to focus on her education rather than racial and gender politics.

Cast: Colin Woodell, Erinn Westbrook, Ginny Gardner, David Corenswet…

Created by: Andrew Lenchewski & Aaron Tracy. Directed by: Simon Cellan Jones.

Produced by: Andrew Lenchewski, Aaron Tracy, Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman and Charlie Ebersol

Studios: Universal Cable Productions.

The Sinner

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Description: One day during a family outing at Lake Minnewaska State Beach, young wife and mother Cora Tanner is suddenly overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and violently stabs a stranger to death while forty stunned witnesses watch. Horrified by what she’s done, Cora has no motive or excuse for her behavior and tersely insists on pleading guilty and taking her punishment. Baflled by Cora’s self-incriminating silence, and convinced she’s hiding some deeper trauma, detective Harry Ambrose finds herself obsessed with uncovering Cora’s buried motive, and together they travel a harrowing journey into the dephths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past…

Cast: Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman…

Created by: Derek Simonds.

Produced by: Jessica Biel, Derek Simonds & Michelle Purple.

Studios: Universal Cable Studios.

Unsolved

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Genre: True Crime Drama

Description:  chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996 at the age of 25, and Biggie was also shot and killed by an unknown assailant in March 1997 at the age of 24.

Cast: Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine, Marcc Rose, Wavyy Jonez…

Created by: Kyle Long. Directed by: Anthony Hemingway.

Produced by: Greg Kading, Kyle Long, Mark Taylor & Anthony Hemingway.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & Hemingway Taylor Productions

USA Network – Past Projects

Paradise Pictures

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Genre: Period Drama

Description: 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 disruptive new technology of television.

Cast: Morgan Spector, Denyse Tontz, Duane Henry…

Created by: Rick Muirragui. 

Produced by: Rick Muirragui & Aaron Korsh. 

Studios: Universal Cable Productions

Shooter

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Genre: Action drama

Description: Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the 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.

Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Omar Epps, Emily Rios, Tembi Locke…

Created by: John Hlavin. Based on 2007 movie. Directed by: Simon Cellan Jones.

Produced by: John Hlavin, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Phillippe, Stephen Levinson & Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. 

Studios: Paramount Television & Universal Cable Prods.

Falling Water

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Genre: Thriller Drama

Description: Set in the world of dreams and subconsciousness,  the story of three unrelated people, who 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.

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Cast: David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee…

Created by: Blake Masters & Henry Bromell Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

Produced by: Henry Bromell, Blake Masters, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo & Gale Anne Hurd.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & Valhalla Entertainment.

Brooklyn Animal Control

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Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description: 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 drama will examine city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy, and tradition.

Cast: Stephen Graham, Jane Alexander, James Callis, Clea Duvall, Daniel Zovatto…

Created by: JT Petty. Based on IDW publishing comic-book.

Produced by: JT Petty, David S. Goyer, Rick Jacobs, David Alpert, David Ozer & Ted Adams.

Studios: Universal Cable Prods & IDW Entertainment

Poor Richard’s Almanack

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Genre: Post-apocalyptic Thriller Drama

Description: drama which 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. 

Cast: Jordan Hayes, Sam Jaeger, Harold Perrineau, Carly Pope, Lynn Collins, Athena Karkanis, Barbara Eve Harris…

Created by: Jim Danger Gray & Miguel Sapochnik. Directed by: Neil Marshall

Produced by: Neil Marshall, Jim Danger Gray & Miguel Sapochnik.

Studios: Universal Cable Prods & Legendary Television

The Wilding

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: a group of disparate families realize they are enduring the same haunting in Durham, North Carolina. As parents turn against their children, one fractured family realizes they have the potential to save their neighbors. The mother, a psychiatrist, learns to help her daughter whose condition is indefinable by modern medicine…

Cast: Jordana Spiro, LisaGay Hamilton, Dominic Fumusa, Antonio Jaramillo, Nadia Alexander…

Created by: Silka Luisa. 

Produced by: Tim Kring & Silka Luisa

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & Imperative Entertainment

 

USA – 2015 PILOTS

Mr Robot

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Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

Description: A young programmer, Elliot, suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America through Mr. Robot, a mysterious anarchist…

Cast: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Gloria Reuben, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallstrom, Frankie Shaw, Carly Chaikin…

Created by: Sam Esmail Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev (Pilot)

Produced by: Sam Esmail, Steve Golin & Chad Hamilton.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & Anonymous Content.

Colony

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description:  In the near future, the great city of Los Angeles still exists but in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some people decided to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. The Bowman family is torn by those opposing forces and has to make difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. When the father, Will, is reluctantly hired by the chief of collaborators Alan Snyder, nothing can ever be the same for them…

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Cast: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Amanda Righetti, Tory Kittles, Gonzalo Menendez…

Created by: Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal. Directed by: Juan José Campanella.

Produced by: Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal

Studios: Universal Cable Productions & Legendary Television.

Evil Men

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: Harry Killas, an upstanding, middle-class family man has its life turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill evil men or see his family – along with his city – utterly destroyed; however, the gleeful psycho who is meant to be his first target, instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny…

Cast: Dallas Roberts Jr., Clifton Collins Jr., Parminder Nagra, Jessalyn Gilsig…

Created by: Daniel Taplitz. Directed by: Gary Fleder.

Produced by: Daniel Taplitz, Gary Fleder, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum & Mary Beth Basile.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions, CBS Television Studios & The Tannenbaum Company.

Stanistan

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Genre: Military Drama

Description: The staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available…

Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Jonathan Cake, Zach Gilford…

Created by: Andy Parker. Directed by: TBA

Produced by: Andy Parker, Maureen Ryan, Mary Lousise Vitelli, Richard Scarth & Steve Scheffer.

Studios: Universal Cable Productions.

The Queen of the South

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Genre: Drama

Description: A woman who, when her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run…

Cast: Alice Braga…

Created by: Joshua John Miller & M.A. Fortin. Directed by: Charlotte Sieling.

Produced by: Joshua John Miller, M.A. Fortin, Pancho Mansfield &, David T. Friendly.

Studios: Fox Television Studios.