Jul 272013
 

/Last update July 31, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

AMC “Turn” period drama about 18th century farmer who with help of childhood friends forms spy unit during America’s fight for independence. Based on ” Washington’s Spies, Turn” by Alexander Rose. Ordered in late November 2012. Cast: Jamie Bell, Meegan Warner, Daniel Henshall, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Kevin McNally, Angus Macfadyen, J.J. Feild

NBC “Hilary” 4 hour mini series about Hilary Clinton. Cast: Diane Lane

AMC “Halt & Catch Fire” drama set in early eighties during dawn of personal computing told through the eyes of one of the industry inventors. Cast: Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss, David Wilson Barnes

ABC “The Assets” cold war limited series based on true stories from the book “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed” by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille

MTV “Happyland” soapy comedy revolving around workers in a popular theme park.

MTV “Faking It” comedy about two best friends trying to be popular in high school.

HBO “Togetherness” comedy about two couples living under the same roof. Written by Duplass brothers. Cast: Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Steve Zissis. Picked to series with 8 episodes order in mid July 2013.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

HBO “The Money” drama revolving around dynastic New York media family from David Milch.

[Syfy] “Dominion” 90-minute pilot for drama based on universe established by the 2010 movie “Legion” set set 25 years in the future after a war between angels and mankind.

FX “You Are The Worst” comedy series about toxic romance of two self destructive individuals.

FOX “League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” fantasy series revolving around adventures of superhero alliance between Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, the Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Based on graphic novels by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

 

EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET

HBO “The Third Coast” comedy about casting director in New Mexico. Annette Bening  attached as lead.

The CW “Flash” DC comics superhero project revolving around Barry Allen/Flash, initially planned as an 3 episode plot within “Arrow” series.

The CW Untitled “Supernatural” spin off series focusing on hunters circles of Chicago. Characters will be introduced as backdoor pilot through “Supernatural” in 2014.

ABC Untitled edgy romantic comedy about single woman in a Chicago law firm from Jason Katims & Sarah Watson.

ABC “Lawless” drama about woman in her forties who after discovering history of child abuse in her family decides to stop working as a trucker and become a lawyer. Shonda Rhimes to produce.

[Syfy] “Warriors of Oz” mini series reimagination of the classic “Wizard Of Oz” into fantasy action. Timur Bekmambetov creation.

[Bravo] “Bleak House” battle of inheritance within rich family. A modern adaptation based on  Charles Dickens novel.

“Private” detective drama about CIA agent turned private eye. Based in books by James Patterson. Robert De Niro attached as executive producer. Pitched to networks as straight-to-series setup.

 

PROJECTS DEAD BUT FLOATING

[Bravo] “Rita” comedy about struggles of private school teacher with her own three teenage children and red tape of modern school rules. Announced at the start of December 2012. Director assigned to pilot in late January 2013. Cast: Anna Gunn, Josh Hamilton, Colin Salmon, Robbie Kay, Rafi Gavron, Anisha Nagarajan, Rhys Wakefield. Rejected by Bravo at the end of July 2013. Interest from other networks in pipeline.

 

PROJECTS DEAD AND BURIED

TNT Untitled bounty hunter drama based on real life character of Mackenzie Green. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Geena Davis, Enrico Colantoni, Gloria Reuben, Marsha Mason, Scott Bakula. Rejected by network in early July 2013.

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