FREEFORM – 2018 PILOTS

Besties

Genre: Comedy (Multicamera)

Description: explores friendship, identity, race, and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face – figuring out who they are and who they want to be.

Cast: TBA

Created by: Kenya Barris, Ranada Shepard, David Windsor & Casey Johnson. 

Produced by: Randall Winston, Kenya Barris, Ranada Shepard, David Windsor & Casey Johnson. 

Studios: ABC Signature

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

Genre: Dramedy

Description:  a neurotic 25-year-old is still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of which has autism. He is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, but when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.

Cast: Josh Thomas, Adam Faison, Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press…

Created by: Josh Thomas. Directed by: Rebecca Thomas.

Produced by: Josh Thomas, Jon Thoday, David Martin, Richard Allen-Turner, Kevin Whyte & Stephanie Swedlove.

Studios: Freeform Studios & Avalon Television.

 

Party Of Five

Genre: Family Drama

Description:  the five Buendías children struggle to survive together as a family after their parents are deported to Mexico….

Cast: Brandon Larracuente, Niko Guardado, Elle Paris Legaspi, Emily Tosta…

Created by: Chris Keyser, Amy Lippman & Michal Zebede. Based on: the 90s series. Directed by: Rodrigo Garcia.

Produced by: Rodrigo Garcia,  Chris Keyser, Amy Lippman & Michal Zebede.

Studios: Sony Pictures Television.

Breckman Rodeo

Genre: Soap Drama

Description: about a group of young rodeo riders in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The show centers on Ashley, a rodeo-as-hell sparkplug who refuses to stay within the lines that have been drawn for her, and her boyfriend Brant, a rodeo prodigy torn between a content, quiet life and the rocky climb to superstardom. Brant, Ashley and their friends will have to reconcile the traditional values of their sport and their upbringing with the changing realities of the 21st century.

Cast: Noah Le Gros, Kayla Wallace, James Tarpey, David Meunier, Diego Josef, Jess Gabor, Vinnie Bennett…

Created by: Steve Lerner. Directed by: Wendy Stanzler.

Produced by: Joe Wisberg, Joe Fields, Steve Lerner & Wendy Stanzler.

Studios: FX Productions.

Motherland

Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description:  Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world, but with tactics and weapons supernatural.

Cast: Jessica Sutton, Kalcey Mawema, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, Taylor Hickson…

Created by: Eliot Laurence. Directed by: Steven A. Adelson.

Produced by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick & Eliot Laurence.

Studios: Freeform Studios & Gary Sanchez Productions.

Freeform – PILOTS 2017

Misfits

Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: a group of twenty-somethings are exposed to a mysterious chemical, and subsequently develop peculiar superpowers…

Cast: Ashleigh Lathrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald, Jake Cannavale, Charlie Saxton…

Created by: Diane Ruggiero-Wright. Based on: uk series. Directred by: Victoria “Vic” Mahoney.

Produced by: Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage,  Howard Overman & Murray Ferguson.

Studios: ABC Signature, Fake Empire & Clerkenwell Films.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

Genre: Drama

Description: Set in the town of Beacon Heights, where everything seems perfect, from its top-tier college to its overachieving residents. But nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. The stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi…

Cast: Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish…

Created by:  I. Marlene King. Directed by: TBD.

Produced by: I. Marlene King, Leslie Morgenstein & Gina Girolamo.

Studios: Warner Horizon Television, Alloy Entertainment & Long Lake Media. 

Now & Then

Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: A group of old college friends who’ve lost touch over the years is brought back together unexpectedly for one wild night, only to be given a new lease on life and friendship. Reuniting as friends gives them the opportunity to discover who they always promised one another they would be….

Cast: Myko Olivier, Mia Serafino, Punam Patel, Brandon Mychal Smith, James Earl, Ana Cruz Kayne…

Created by: Shawn Wines. Directed by: TBD.

Produced by: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor &  Shawn Wines.

Studios: Kapital Entertainment.

The Fosters Spin-Off

Genre: Drama

Description: Callie and Mariana move out and move to a new city, Los Angeles. While living together, they take two very different paths and explore the different sides of the city — Mariana will be involved in the tech world, possibly in Silicon Beach, while Callie will continue the kind of social work she’s done.

Cast: Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell…

Created by: Peter Paige & Bradley Bredeweg.

Produced by: Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige & Bradley Bredeweg.

Studios: ABC Studios

Girls Code

Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: the odd couple partnership between a brazen, self-centered tech CEO and a community-building social entrepreneur who must overcome their many issues with each other in order to co-run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator…

Cast: TBD.

Created by: Kim Rosenstock. Directed by: Paul Feig.

Produced by: Paul Feig, Kim Rosenstock, Jessie Henderson & Steve Golin.

Studios: Paramount Television & Anonymous Content.

Freeform – PILOTS 2016

The Bold Type

Genre: Drama

Description: the lives and loves of the editors behind the Cosmopolitan magazine….

Cast: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Melora Hardin, Matt Ward…

Created by: Sarah Watson. 

Produced by: Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Joanna Coles, Holly Whidden & Ruben Fleischer.

Studios: Universal Television & The District.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger

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Genre: Drama

Description: the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

Cast: Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Gloria Reuben, Andrea Roth, J.D. Evermore, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito…

Created by: Joe Pokaski. Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Produced by: Joe Pokaski, John Ziffren, Megan Thomas Bradner.

Studios: Marvel Studios & ABC Signature.

Siren

Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description:  Inside Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.

Cast: Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Rena Owen, Ian Verdun, Fola Evans-Akingbola…

Created by: Dean White & Eric Wald. Directed by: Scott Stewart. 

Produced by: Nate Hopper, R.D. Robb, Emily Whitesell, Brad Luff, Dean White & Eric Wald.

Studios: TBA

Alone Together

Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: about two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds as they try to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship.

Cast: Esther Povitsky,  Benji Aflalo…

Created by: Benji Afalo, Eben Russell & Esther Provitsky. 

Produced by: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Shaffer, Benji Afalo, Eben Russell & Esther Provitsky. 

Studios: TBA

Brown Girls

Genre: Comedy (Multi-camera)

Description: centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and love while slowly realizing they both have something to learn from one another.

Cast: Punam Patel, Hina Abdulah…

Created by: Shilpi Roy & Nastaran Dibai. Directed by: Mark Cendrowski.

Produced by: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Shilpi Roy & Nastaran Dibai.

Studios: Kapital Entertainment 

Marvel’s New Warriors

Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: around about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world … even if the world isn’t ready…

Cast: Milana Vayntrub, Derek Theler, Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy, Kate Comer…

Created by: Kevin Biegel. 

Produced by: Kevin Biegel,  Jeph Loeb & Jim Chory.

Studios: ABC Signature & Marvel Television

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Beyond

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: A young man wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

Cast: Jordan Calloway, Burkely Duffield, Dilan Gwyn, Jonathan Whitesell, Michael McGrady, Romy Rosemont…

Created by: Adam Nussdorf. 

Produced by: Adam Nussdorf, Tim Kring, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.

Studios: Imperative Entertainment & Automatik

Guilt

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Genre: Thriller soap

Description: revolves around an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, the viewers will question whether she’s a naive, young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids, or whether she’s a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend. Even her own sister, who comes to London to defend her, will question how well she really knows her little sister as more and more ugly truths come out. This mystery will twist through all layers of London society — from a posh, but depraved, sex club all the way up to the Royal Family itself.

Cast: TBA

Created by: Nichole Millard & Kathryn Price

Produced by: Steve McPherson, Nichole Millard & Kathryn Price

Studios: BV Family Productions & Sea to Sky Entertainment

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: a recently widowed police detective and his two daughters are stranded at a foreboding hotel during a storm and must unravel the hotel’s mysteries to escape…

Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Alicia Coppola, Brianna Brown, Mia Vallet, Leonard Howse…

Created by: Spenser Cohen Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Produced by: Spenser Cohen, Jon Turteltaub & Anna Haldberg.

Studios: TBA

Kevin From Work

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Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: an adorable but lonely young man unlucky in love who professes his love to his beautiful and quirky co-worker Audrey (Spara), thinking he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job offer overseas. But then that job offer is rescinded and now they have to continue to work with each other.

 

Cast: Noah Reid, Paige Spara, Matt Murray, Jordan Hinson, Punam Patel… with special guest Amy Sedaris.

Created by: Barbie Adler. Directed by: McG.

Produced by: Barbie Adler, McG & Aaron Kaplan. 

Studios: Kapital Entertainment & Wonderland Sound & Vision.

Shadowhunters

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Cast: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Alan Van Sprang, David Castro, Matthew Daddario, Maxim Roy, Jade Hassouné, Isaiah Mustafa, Jon Cor, Harry Shum Jr, Kaytlin Leeb…

Created by: Ed Decter Based on: Cassandra Clare. Directed by: McG

Produced by: Ed Decter, McG & Cassandra Clare.

Studios: Constantin Film

Gorgeous Morons

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Genre: Comedy (Multicamera)

Description: Two stunningly handsome, but ridiculously simple brothers – one is a model, the other a personal trainer – find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, a female literature PhD whose looks are, by their standards, in desperate need of help.

Cast: Joy Osmanski, Lilah Richcreek, Dylan Playfair, Christopher Russell…

Created by: Danny Chun.

Produced by: Danny Chun, Gene Stupinistky & Lee Eisenberg.  

Studios: ABC Signature

Nicki

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Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: Nicki Minaj’s growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom.

Cast: Nicki Minaj…

Created by: Kate Angelo 

Produced by: Kate Angelo, Nicki Minaj, Aaron Kaplan, Stella Bulochnikov, Brian Sher & Gee Roberson.

Studios: Kapital Entertainment

Famous in Love

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Genre: Drama

Description: a college student plucked from obscurity to star in a major Hollywood movie franchise opposite of one of Hollywood’s hottest movie stars, struggles with her new-found fame.

Cast: Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Keith Powers, Niki Ross, Jesse Henderson, Mark Valley, Georgie Flores, Perrey Reeves, Pepi Sonuga…

Created by: I. Marlene King & Rebecca Serle. Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Produced by: Dan Farah, I. Marlene King & Rebecca Serle.

Studios: Warner Horizon Television, Farah Films & Management.

Dead of Summer

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Genre: Horror Teen Drama

Description: Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. 

Cast: Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Mark Indelicato, Paulina Singer, Ronen Rubinstein, Zelda Williams, Alberto Frezza, Eli Goree, Charles Mesure…

Created by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz. 

Produced by:  Ian Goldberg, Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz. 

Studios: ABC Studios

 

Recovery Road

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Genre: Teen Drama

Description: Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.

Cast: Samantha Logan, Kyla Pratt, Sebastian de Souza, Doug Savant, Caroline Sunshine, Sharon Leal, Justin Prentice, Alexis Carra…

Created by: Karen DiConcetto & Bert V. Royal. Directed by: Lawrence Trilling. 

Produced by: Karen DiConcetto, Bert V. Royal, Danielle VonZerneck, Craig Piligian, Blake Nelson & Beth Miller.

Studios: Pilgrim Studios

Stitchers

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Genre: Procedural Drama

Description: A young woman is recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave…

Cast: Emma Ishta, Diane Farr, Felix Gomez, Kyle Harris, Minni Jo Mazzola…

Created by: Jeffrey A. Schechter.

Produced by: Jeffrey A. Schechter, Jonathan Baruch & Rob Wolken. 

Studios: TBA

Tough Cookie

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Genre: Comedy (Single-Camera)

Description: a young mother who isn’t ready to parent and her daughter who doesn’t want to be parented. It takes a village to raise a child or rather, a child to raise a village.

Cast: Soshana Bush, Frankie Shaw, Mallory James Mahoney, Arturo Del Puerto  Rick Gonzales, Jimmy Bellinger…

Created by & Directed by: Lauren Iungerich.

Produced by: Lauren Iungerich & David Janollari.

Studios: Universal Television & Janollari