Description: takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone – freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.
Created by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss. Directed by: TBD.
Produced by: Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Malcolm Spellman, Bernadette Caulfield, Carolyn Strauss, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss.
Genre: Anthological Horror Drama
Description: After his father goes missing, Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
Created by: Misha Green. Based on: Matt Ruff’s novel. Directed by: Yann Demange.
Produced by: Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson & Misha Green.
Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions & Monkeypaw Productions.
The New Pope
Description: set in the world of the modern papacy, following The Young Pope, starring Jude Law.
Created by: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello. Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino.
Produced by: Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani, Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello.
Studios: Mediapro, Wilside & FremantleMedia International.
Genre: Superhero Drama
Description: A dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre, the story is set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union. It revolves around a group of mostly retired American superheroes who investigate the murder of one of their own and in the process uncover a conspiracy that could change the course of history as we know it.
Created by: Damon Lindelof. Based on: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series. Directed by: TBD.
Produced by: Damon Lindelof, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons.
Untitled Israeli Drama
Description: Based on actual events, about the tragic torrent of violence that followed the disappearance of, and intensive search for, three Israeli teens during the summer of 2014. It follows an idealistic investigator for the Shin Bet (the Israeli equivalent of the FBI) as he deals with the ramifications of violent reactions on both sides of the escalating conflict. A new command position thrusts him into a confrontation that undermines his faith and worldview, leading to a dramatic conflict between his values and the actions of those closest to him.
Created by: Hagai Levi & Noah Stollman. Directed by: Joseph Cedar.
Produced by: Hagai Levi, Noah Stollman, Michael Lombardo, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Karni Ziv, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan & Joseph Cedar.
Studios: HBO, Keshet International & Movie Plus.
My Brilliant Friend
Description: the story of elderly woman Elena Greco who, after her best friend Lila disappears without a trace, starts writing the story of their 60-year friendship. It begins in the 1950s in the tough streets of Naples, which undergoes transformations along with the rest of Italy as the two women’s symbiotic, though often conflicted, relationship evolves…
Created by: Saverio Costanzo. Based on: Elena Ferrante’s novels. Directed by: Saverio Costanzo.
Produced by: Domenico Procacci’, Elena Ferrante, Saverio Costanzo & Jennifer Schuur .
Studios: Rai, HBO, Wildside, Fandango & FremantleMedia International.
Genre: Sci-fi Fantasy Drama
Description: about a family — consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter — who all get into a terrible car crash. After the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter begins digging through her experiments in the basement and winds up transporting to another land amid a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father then follows her into this new world…
Created by: J.J. Abrams. Directed by: TBD.
Produced by: J.J. Abrams & Ben Stephenson.
Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robots & HBO.
Description: centers on Walt, whose 45th birthday was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited Tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, bears.
Cast: Jennifer Garner…
Created by: Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner. Based on: UK series.
Produced by: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Julia Davis, Christine Langan & Ilene S. Landress.
Studios: HBO, A Casual Romance, Hush Ho & Baby Cow Productions.
Genre: Teen Drama
Description: follows a group of high school students as they attempt to cope through drugs, sex and violence in an effort to make sense of an uncertain future. It follows the true story of a teenager who was murdered outside a club. It chronicles the lives of the teens from the club a year after the tragedy and the paths they take to cope and escape reality.
Created by: Sam Levinson. Based on: israëli format. Directed by: TBD.
Produced by: Sam Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi & Gary Lennon.
Studios: HBO & Teddy Productions.
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Genre: Drama Soap
Description: It follows the saga of a fictional, American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. The drama will explore family loyalty, international business, and the perils of power in the 21st century…
Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, KIeran Culkin, Nicholas Braun, Sarah Snook, Matthew MacFadyen, Alan Ruck, Hiam Habbas, Parker Sawyers, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang…
Created by: Jesse Armstrong. Directed by: Adam McKay.
Produced by: Jesse Armstrong, Gary Sanchez, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick & Will Ferrell.
Genre: Relationship Anthology
Description: a different story of the assorted characters who pass through the same room of an average American hotel in each episode…
Created by: Jay & Mark Duplass.
Produced by: Xan Aranda, Sydney Fleischmann, Jay & Mark Duplass.
Here And Now
Genre: Family Drama
Description: focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else? The series is a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.
Cast: Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Jerrika Hinton, Sosie Bacon, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee…
Created by: Alan Ball.
Produced by: Alan Ball & Peter Macdissi.
Studios: Your Face Goes Here
Are Men Necessary?
Description: 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.
Cast: Whitney Cummings, Lucy Punch, Jen Tullock, Brett Goldstein, Krystal Smith…
Created by: Whitney Cummings Based on: Maureen Dowd’s Are Men Necessary? When sex collides.
Produced by: Whitney Cummings, Tom Werner, Jimmy Miller & Maureen Dowd.
Genre: Period Drama
Description: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring 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.
Cast: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gillard Jr? Emily Meade….
Created by: David Simon & George Pelecanos. Directed by: Michelle McLaren
Produced by: David Simons, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, Michelle McLaren, James Franco, Nina K. Noble & Marc Henry Johnson.
Genre: Political Drama
Description: a detailed examination of partisanship and the influence of money on national governance…
Created by: David Simon & Carl Bernstein
Produced by: David Simon, Carl Bernstein, Ed Burns, William F. Zorzi & Nina K. Noble
Description: set in 1963 about the struggles of second wave feminism, centered on an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff, looking for liberation. Maxine is an enthusiastic, if misguided, low-level magazine employee who stumbles into the forefront of a civil rights movement both she and the world may not be ready for.
Cast: Zoe Kazan, Rebecca Drysdale, Edgar Blackmon, Peter Fonda…
Created by: Murray Miller. Directed by: Lena Dunham
Produced by: Lena Dunham, Murray Miller, Jenni Konner & Ilene Landress.
Studios: A Casual Romance Prods.
Big Little Lies
Genre: Drama (miniseries)
Description: the tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder…
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgard, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Kathryn Newton, Zoe Kravitz, Sarah Burns, Kelen Coleman, Darby Camp, Sarah Baker, P.J.Byrne, Santiago Cabrera…
Created by: David E. Kelley. Based on: Liane Moriarty. Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Produced by: David E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Liane Moriarty, Barbara Hall, Per Saari & Bruna Papandrea
Studios: David E. Kelley Productions, Pacific Standard & Blossom Films
Genre: Family Drama
Description: the story of a high school poet who goes on a journey far from his home. About what it means to be American among the Somalis of Minneapolis. It will touch upon the subject of Jihadi recruitment in the U.S…
Cast: Ezana Alem, Thea Sofie Loch Næss, Elvis Nolasco, K.C. Collins, Rif Hutton, Hanad Abdirahman Abdi, Selam Tadese, Prince Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Liya Kebede…
Created by: K’naan Warsame Directed by: K’naan Warsame
Produced by: K’naan Warsame, Carolyn Strauss & Kathryn Bigelow.
Studios: First Light Productions & HBO
Drama: Period Drama (Mini-Series)
Description: Orphaned at the hands of the British, Andrew Jackson was a self-made man, a western outsider, a violent warrior and a beloved general who became the country’s first “People’s President.” With the fate of the United States uncertain, the willful and mercurial Jackson fought an intractable Congress and special interests to preserve the Union at all costs – leaving a mixed and deeply controversial legacy.
Cast: Sean Penn…
Created by: Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard. Based on: Jon Meacham & Robert V. Remini. Directed by: Phillip Noyce.
Produced by: Sean Penn, Matt Jacobson, Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard.
Studios: Lionsgate Television
Description: an ex-Marine works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene…
Cast: Bill Hader, Henry Wickler, Anthony Carrigan…
Created by: Bill Hader & Alec Berg. Directed by: Bill Hader.
Produced by: Bill Hader & Alec Berg.
Description: Reporter Camille Preaker, fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, is sent to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls where she has to reconnect with her estranged mother and half-sister. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely…
Cast: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Henry Czerny, Miguel Sandoval, Taylor John Smith, Elizabeth Perkins…
Created by: Marti Noxon. Based on: Gillian Flynn. Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée.
Produced by: Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Amy Adams, Nathan Ross, Jason Blum, Charles Layton & Jessica Rhoades.
Studios: Blumhouse Produtions & Entertainment One.
Genre: Fantasy Drama
Description: the die-hard fans of an iconic, underground graphic novel are suddenly launched into their own pop-culture thriller when they learn that the author has secretly written a sequel.
Cast: Rooney Mara, Eric McCormack, Jason Ritter, Colm Feore, Dallas Roberts…
Created by: Gillian Flynn. Based on UK show. Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: David Fincher, Gillian Flynn, Dennis Kelly, Joshua Doden, Janz Featherstone & Caroline G. Bernstein.
Studios: Shine America
Genre: Relationship Drama
Description: 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…
Created by: Jason Katims.
Produced by: Jason Katims & Michelle Lee.
Studios: Universal Television & True Jack Productions
Description: a sweet, wholesome comedian who, after his wife leaves him, has nowhere to stay but on the couches of New York’s finest comics.
Cast: Pete Holmes…
Created by: Pete Holmes. Directed by: Judd Apatow
Produced by: Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow & Dave Rath.
Description: The awkward experiences and racy tribulations of two modern day African-American women. Issa is 29 and lives with her depressed and unemployed boyfriend. She starts to wondering after four years if it’s really the life she deserves. What if there was more out there? While very successful in her corporate work life, Molly, Issa’s best friend, is very unsuccessful in her love life. It’s time for a change for both of them…
Cast: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji…
Created by: Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore. Directed by: Melina Matsoukas
Produced by: Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky & Jonathan Berry.
Studios: 3 Arts
The Devil You Know
Genre: Period Drama
Description: The circumstances around one of the most compelling chapters in American history in 1692 where intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led Salem, New England, one of the first towns in America, to mass hysteria…
Cast: Eddie Izzard, Ever Carradine, Karen Gillan, Damien Molony, Ismenia Mendes, Nadia Alexander, Julian Rhind Tutt, Matthew James Thomas, Nigel Lindsay, Ewen Bremner, Zawe Ahston, Hannah Nordberg, Naian Gonzales Norvind…
Created by: Jenji Kohan, Bruce and Tracy Miller. Directed by: Gus Van Sant.
Produced by: Jenji Kohan, Bruce and Tracy Miller, Gus Van Sant, Tara Hermann & Mark Burley.
Studios: HBO & Lionsgate Television
Genre: Political Drama
Description: Joe Byrne, a billionaire real estate developer philanthropist, and celebrated socialite/tabloid fixture, is unexpectedly rocketed into NYC politics when tragedy strikes the incumbent mayor and he is drafted to replace him.
Cast: Alec Baldwin…
Created by: Wells Tower.
Produced by: Alec Baldwin, Wells Tower & Cary Brokaw.
Studios: HBO & Universal Television
Brothers In Atlanta
Description: Two 30-year old-reporters try to make it big in the burgeoning black mecca of contemporary Atlanta, aka the New South…
Cast: Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle…
Created by: Bashir Salahuddin & Diallo Riddle.
Produced by: Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle, Lorne Michaels, Dave Flebotte…
Studios: Broadway Video Television
Description: The story of a very, very long divorce, told through the eyes of 45 newyorker Frances, married for 15 years, with kids, before realizing there’s more to life than this relationship where there is no love anymore. With the help of her crazy friends Dallas and Diane, she’s decided to start over, if only her husband lets her…
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Jermaine Clement…
Created by: Sharon Horgan Directed by: TBA
Produced by: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Paul Simms & Alison Benson.
Studios: Merman Films, Kapital Entertainment & Pretty Matches Prods.
Description: a comic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis.
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Jack Davenport, Kerri Kenney…
Created by: Lucy Prebble Directed by: Charlie McDowell
Produced by: Sarah Silverman, Lucy Prebble, Ash Atalla, Amy Zvi & Dan Hine.
(3 episodes were in the can)
Description: Set in 1983 Los Angeles, it centers on Bobby, a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives to Hollywood with dreams of directing a sci-fi epic. He lands a job as a PA for a company making music videos. In the vein of HBO’s Entourage, the series revolves around the players of the then-exploding music video industry — directors, record executives and crew members, many of them dabbling in drugs — through the eyes of the newcomer.
Cast: Charlie Rowe, Sam Page, Kerry Condon, Elizabeth Lail, Thomas Mann, Corbin Bernsen…
Created by: Rich Wilkes & Bob Stevenson. Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: David Fincher…
Genre: Musical Drama
Description: In 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.
Cast: Peter Macdissi, Iva Babic, Nicol Mirallegro, Lindsay Farris, François Civil, Alex Lawther…
Created by: Alan Ball, Steve Hamilton Shaw & Peter Macdissi.
Produced by: Elton John, David Furnish, Alan Ball, Steve Hamilton Shaw & Peter Macdissi.
Lewis & Clark
Genre: Historical Mini-Series (6 episodes)
Description: the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River. The miniseries follows the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who traverse uncharted territory on a mission to deliver President Jefferson’s message of sovereignty as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific.
Cast: Casey Affleck, Matthias Shoenaerts…
Created by: John Curran, Michelle Ashford & Edward Norton.
Produced by: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Tim Kelly, Dede Gardner & Adam Leipzig.
Studios: Playtone, Plan B & Class 5
Codes Of Conduct
Description: A young African-American man’s experience entering New York high society, with a past that may not be what it seems…
Cast: Devon Terrell, Paul Dano, Helena Bonham-Carter, Rebecca Hall…
Created by: Steve McQueen & Matthew Michael Carnahan. Directed by: Steve McQueen.
Produced by: Russell Simmons, Iain Canning & Emile Sherman.
Studios: See-Saw Films.
Description: Living in Dallas, Liberty Bell (born Albert De Lorio) is a man, but he presents himself to the world as a woman — and the world buys his story. Caught in the rut of a drag’s queen’s life among the lowlifes, Liberty is weary of an endless round of sex, drugs, bad men, cops, bikers, drag bars, drugs, sex and worse men. She lifts her eyes up from the gutter, carves out a more conservative (but still female) appearance for herself, and promptly lands a gig as a nanny to three children of a very strait-laced family. Caught between two worlds, one quite seedy and one quite repressed, Liberty Bell has to walk a very high tightrope indeed, and also has to be sure that no one in the audience spies the bulge in her leotard
Cast: Augustus Prew, Paul Fitzgerald, Mary-Catherine Garrison, Nico Tortorella, Talitha and Gabriel Bateman…
Created, Directed & Produced by: Mike White.
Genre: Sci-fi Drama
Description: a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Kyle Bornheimer, Shannon Woodward, Jeffrey Wright…
Created by: Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy. Directed by: Jonathan Nolan (Pilot).
Produced by: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jerry Weintraub & Kathy Lingg.
Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions & Kilter Films.
Genre: Musical Drama
Description: Set in 1970s New York, the series will explore the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.
Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple, James Jagger, P.J. Byrne, Birgitte Sorenson…
Created by: Martin Scorsese & Terence Winter Directed by: Martin Scorsese (Pilot).
Produced by: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, George Mastras & Rick Yorn.
Studios: Jagged Films, Cold Front Productions & Sikelia Productions.
The Night Of
Description: Domestic take on Peter Moffat’s U.K. series, about an ambulance-chasing New York City attorney who gets in over-his-head when he takes on the case of a Pakistani accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side
Cast: John Turturro, Bill Camp, Joshua Bitton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeannie Berlin, Amara Karan…
Created by: Richard Price & Steven Zaillian Directed by: Steven Zaillian.
Produced by: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian, James Gandolfini, Peter Moffat & Mark Armstrong…
Studios: Attaboy Films, BBC Worldwide Productions & Film Rites
Show Me A Hero
Genre: Drama (Mini-Series)
Description: Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town, Yonkers, N.Y.
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Alfred Molina, Catherine Keener, James Belushi, Winona Ryder, Michael Stahl-David, Jon Bernthal, Terry Kinney…
Created by: David Simon & William F. Zorzi. Directed by: Paul Haggis.
Produced by: David Simon, William F. Zorzi, Paul Haggis, Nina Noble, Gail Mutrux & Lisa Belkin.
Genre: Dark Comedy
Description: A a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Coppins and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan.
Cast: Tim Robbins, Jack Black, Pablo Schreiber, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, Mimi Kennedy, Geoff Pierson…
Created by: Kim & Roberto Benabib. Directed by: Jay Roach.
Produced by: Jerry Weintraub, Jack Black, Tim Robbins & Jay Roach.
Description: single-camera comedy about the lives of athletes – some retired some still active – living in Miami.
Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Omar Miller…
Created by: Steve Levinson. Directed by: Peter Berg.
Produced by: Mark Wahlberg, Steve Levinson, Dwayne Johnson, Peter Berg & Dany Garcia.
Studios: Closest To The Hole Productions, Film 44 & Leverage Management.
Description: The story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.
Cast: Walton Goggins, Danny McBride, Busy Phillips, Georgia King, Shea Whigham…
Created by: Danny McBride & Jody Hill.
Produced by: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green & Stephanie Laing.