/Last update March 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
“Those Who Kill” based on Danish series “Den som dræber” – story of detective and profile tandem solving crimes. Cast: Chloe Sevigny, Omid Abtahii, James D’Arcy, Bahar Soomekh
“Ravenswood” “Pretty Little Liars” spin off drama taking place in a cursed title town located nearby Liars’ Rosewood. Straight to series order with preliminary October 2013 premiere date.
[Netflix] “Sense8” sci-fi drama from Wachowski siblings described only as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” . 10 episode order straight from pitch.
“Getting On” medical comedy based on UK series of the same title following staff and admins of a geriatric hospital in their daily struggles with providing elderly care. Picked to series with six episode order. Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash
“How And Why” comedy about technological genius without a clue how to lead regular life. From Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman.
“Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” (previously “Once: Wonderland” – an “Once Upon A Time” spin off show project from late February 2013 originally based around character of Mad Hatter from series one. After Sebastian Stan was not available to reprise the role the projects focus shifted towards unaired character of Alice. 13 episode per season story arc is reportedly being drafted. Casting started in late March 2013. Production is slated to begin April 7. Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot
“Bad Judge” comedy about judge in a criminal court system living on the edge. Will Ferrell and Anne Heche to produce. Announced in mid November 2012. Off cycle pilot rumored, conditional on Kate Walsh cast as lead.
[Sundance] “The Descendants” drama focusing on unlikely alliance between small town sheriff and dangerous member of native indian tribe. Straight to series 6 episode order.
[Syfy] “Helix”. Dark thriller about group of scientists trying to prevent worldwide spread of deadly disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility. Straight to series 13 episode order.
EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET
“Mayflower” drama mini series focusing on the Puritan settlers at and their alliance with the local Native Americans in the Plymouth Colony.
“Mad Dogs” limited series project focusing on reunion of 40+ group of friends gone wrong. Based on British series of the same title.
“Sutton” miniseries drama series about America’s most notorious bank robber Willie “The Actor” Sutton. Based on novel by J.R. Moeringher
“Grand Hotel” mini series drama based in international hotel in Paris as it becomes focus of terrorist attack. Sam Mendes involved.
“Fargo” limited series project based on Coen brother’s movie of the same title.
“Gangs Of New York” period drama based on Martin Scorsese’s movie of the same title. No network attached yet.
“Line Of Sight” drama revolving around character who encountered first contact with aliens.
“Raiders” WWII drama from Evan Wright and Scott Free.
[Logo] “Bank” drama about disgraced Wall Street whistleblower who starts robbing banks to support his family.
Untitled “Chicago Fire” procedural spin off focusing on Chicago police unit and public safety organizations surrounding it in daily tasks.
[Bravo] Untitled supernatural drama from Ry Russo-Young.
“Siberia” mystery drama series revolving around Tunguska meteor incident in early 20th century. No network attached yet. 13 episode series penned.
Untitled dark comedy about disgraced police officer sent to serve reminder of his career in a remote small town. Based on Norwegian format “Hellfjord”.
“Clipsters” multi-camera workplace comedy set in a hipster barbershop in small town outside of Boston. From Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.
untitled single camera dark comedy focusing on billionaire entrepreneur, his family and staff. From Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.
“Girlfriend In A Coma” comedy about woman in mid thirties waking up from coma to discover she has 17 year old daughter. In late March 2013 Christina Ricci has exited the project after table reading, two weeks later network and show creators mutually postponed production. Cast: Christina Ricci, Miranda Cosgrove, Daniel Stern, Ann Cusack
“Wild Blue” military drama following staff onboard nuclear aircraft carrier. This project was pitched for last season, but was shelved. Project is independent from the untitled Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner project of similar premise selected by Fox earlier this year. Pilot greenlit at the end of January 2013. Cast: Josh Salatin, Will Rothhaar, Mykelti Williamson, Alano Miller. Production postponed due to unavailability of the aircraft carrier for immediate rental and previous engagements of actors set as leads (Tim McGraw).
PROJECTS DEAD AND BURIED
[Bravo] “The Joneses” Family drama about family moving to suburbs based on 2009 indie film of the same name that starred Demi Moore and David Duchovny. ABC pitch failed but Bravo picked pilot in July 2012. In early March 2013 pilot production was pushed due to difficulties in casting. By the end of March 2013 creator and studio mutually agreed to part their ways.
“Hot Mess” soap that follows woman in between boyfriends and a circle of her friends. In late March 2013 project’s creator and executive producer Lauren Iungerich has departed the pilot and soon after the network decided to abandon the project. Preselected cast included: Annabelle Stephenson, Matthew Atkinson, Mathew Botuchis, Johnny Pacar, Shoshana Bush, Jake Sandvig