A Wicked Offer Network: The CW Production Company: T Group Prods. Executive Producer(s): Jenny Daly Logline: One-hour reality show where couples complete a series of controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple’s moral and ethical boundaries, the show tests how far couples will go for money. SSN Insight: The CW has picked up the show as part of their goal of picking up shows year-round and will premiere it in the summer, but an exact date hasn’t been announced. Daly also produced Storage Hunters and Container Wars.
Dates Network: The CW Studio: eOne Production Company: Balloon (Dates) Ltd. Executive Producer(s): Bryan Elsley Logline: Focuses on a first date between two people who met through online dating. It explores the issues, intricacies, romance and danger of modern relationships, along with the thrill and calamities of first dates. SSN Insight: The CW acquired nine episodes of the scripted comedy created by Bryan Elsley that aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. The cast for the most part changes each episode. Cast includes: Oona Chaplin (Game Of Thrones), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Katie McGrath (Dracula), Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Amanda Hale (The White Queen) and Gemma Chan (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit). Scheduled to premiere this summer, but an exact date hasn’t been announced.
The Decalogue Network: NBC Entertainment Studio: Entertainment One Production Companies: Wonder Monkey TV Executive Producer(s): Steve McPherson, Todd A. Kessler, Debra Stasson, Beata Pisula Writer(s): Todd A. Kessler Logline: Examines the Ten Commandments in a modern setting. Details: Based on the Ten Commandments of the Bible. Based on the Danish format, "Decalogue," which aired in 1989. SSN Insight: eOne will distribute the series worldwide, with Carrie Stein, EVP of Global Productions; and Gerard Bocaccio, SVP US Scripted Development will oversee for eOne. WGN America is also producing a 10-part event series on the Ten Commandments, produced by Bruce Cohen, which is in pre-production.
Buds Network: NBC Entertainment Studio: Universal Television Production Company: Gettin' Rad Productions Executive Producer(s): Joe Mande, Adam Scott, Naomi Sablan Writer(s): Joe Mande Logline: The series revolves around the day-to-day operations of a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. SSN Insight: This project is the first sale under the first-look deal Gettin’ Rad made with Universal TV in fall 2014. Getting’ Rad has already produced four Greatest Event in Television History specials for Adult Swim. On the film side, Gettin’ Rad recently produced, The Overnight which premiered at Sundance and was produced with the Duplass Brothers.
Lucifer Network: Fox Broadcasting Company Studio: Warner Bros. Television Production Companies: DC Entertainment, Aggressive Mediocrity, Inc Executive Producer(s): Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Len Wiseman Writer(s): Tom Kapinos Logline: Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. SSN Insight: Fox gave an initial put pilot commitment and ordered the pilot on February 19. Adapted from the DC Comic, if this is greenlit to series, Warner Bros. will have seven primetime comic book series on air with Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, iZombie, and Supergirl. This doesn’t count the pilot for Titans (based on the comic Teen Titans) in the works.
Sketchy Network: ABC Family Production Company: Atlas Entertainment Executive Producer(s): Alex Gartner Writer(s): Olivia Samms Logline: Bea Washington, an edgy, rebellious 18-year-old with a "skill" in which she can draw the truth out of people literally. Shocked by what she sketches while observing the latest victim of a series of assaults on young women, Bea takes it upon herself to find the perpetrator before he strikes again. Details: Based on "The Bea Catcher Chronicles," written by Olivia Samms. SSN Insight: Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment recently launched their first TV series, 12 Monkeys on SyFy and opened a management division. Atlas’ films include American Hustle, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad. ABC Family has had previous success with adaptations of YA novels with Pretty Little Liars.
Untitled Jason Jones Samantha Bee Comedy Project Network: TBS Executive Producer(s): Jason Jones, Samantha Bee Writer(s): Jason Jones, Samantha Bee Logline: A family takes a road trip to Key West. Hopeful dad Nate hops in the car with his wife and two young kids for a 24-hour adventure to the Keys. The family learns that no matter how much close proximity can lead a family to get on each other’s nerves, precarious situations and interactions with strangers can bring them together again. Details: Inspired by the travel experiences of Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. SSN Insight: Should the project go to series, each season is planned to chronicle a different trip. TBS gave an initial pilot commitment on October 28, 2014. They picked up the series on February 24 and production is scheduled for summer with a Q4 launch. This is the first pickup for recent TBS EVP of original programming, Brett Weitz.
New World Network: HBO Studio: Lionsgate TV, HBO Production Companies: Tilted Productions Executive Producer(s): Jenji Kohan, Bruce Miller, Gus van Sant Writer(s): Jenji Kohan, Bruce Miller, Tracy Miller Logline: Explores the circumstances surrounding a time when intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led the town of Salem to mass hysteria. SSN Insight: Ordered to pilot by HBO and Gus van Sant will direct the pilot. The pilot will shoot in Boston this spring with casting currently underway.
Love, Nina Network: BBC 1 Production Company: See-Saw Films Executive Producer(s): Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Jamie Laurenson Writer(s): Nick Hornby Logline: A 19-year-old girl leaves Leicester to work as a nanny in London. Details: Based on the book, "Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home," written by Nina Stibbe and published by Little, Brown and Company on April 22, 2014. SSN Insight: Ordered to series. BBC 1 has ordered 5 episodes as of February 16. Hornby earned an Oscar nomination for his script An Education and a WGA nomination this year for Wild.
Just Add Magic Network: Amazon Studio: Amazon Studios Production Companies: No Production Company Available. Executive Producer(s): No Executive Producer Available. Writer(s): Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco, Nancy Cohen Logline: Three 12 year old girls, are focused on making the soccer team, but they get somewhat sidetracked when Kelly, whose passion is baking, discovers in her attic a strange old recipe book, with recipes for baked goods that also have powerful spells. Details: Based on the novel "Just Add Magic," written by Cindy Callaghan and published by Aladdin on October 12, 2010. SSN Insight: Ordered to pilot and screened on Amazon Instant Video with user feedback and views determining a series order. Amazon ordered a full season on February 18. The series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in the U.S., UK and Germany in late 2015, early 2016.
Mad Dogs Network: Amazon Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios Production Companies: Midd Kid Productions, Left Bank Pictures Executive Producer(s): Shawn Ryan, Cris Cole, Marney Hochman Nash, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie Writer(s): Cris Cole Logline: Follows the twisted reunion of a group of underachieving forty-something friend a mixture of single, married and recently divorcedâ€”who are all at different crossroads in their lives. Celebrating the early retirement of an old friend at his gorgeous Belize villa, grudges begin to emerge and secrets explode as their trip becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder. Details: Based on the British series "Mad Dogs" which premiered on Sky1 on February 10, 2011. SSN Insight: Project was previously in development at FXM. The Mad Dogs pilot pickup is the the 10th pilot directed by Charles McDougall to go to series . Amazon ordered a full season on February 18. The series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in the U.S., UK and Germany in late 2015, early 2016.
The Man in the High Castle Network: Amazon Studio: Amazon Studios Production Companies: Ridley Scott Films , Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions, LLC Executive Producer(s): Frank Spotnitz, Chris Tricarico, David Semel, David W. Zucker, Ridley Scott Writer(s): Frank Spotnitz Logline: It's 1962, World War II has been over for 17 years, and the bad guys won. The East Coast of the United States belongs to the Nazis, the West Coast of the United States belongs to the Rising Sun, and a chunk of the Midwest is still up for grabs. But an aging Hitler has one foot in the grave, and the Japanese are preparing for an imminent Nazi stab in the back with a sneak attack all their own -- or maybe it's the other way around. The Resistance in the United States of America is scattered, scared, or crushed. Details: Based on the Philip K. Dick novel, "The Man in the High Castle," published by Putnam on January 1, 1962. SSN Insight: Amazon greenlit a full season of the drama. Previously in development at BBC-1 in 2011. Previously in development at SYFY with Ridley Scott as Executive producer in 2013. The project was the most-watched since the original series development program began. The series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in the U.S., UK and Germany in late 2015, early 2016.
The New Yorker Presents Network: Amazon Studio: Amazon Studios Production Companies: Conde Nast Publications, Inc., Jigsaw Productions Executive Producer(s): Alex Gibney, Dave Snyder, Dawn Ostroff Logline: A documentary series based on the magazine "The New Yorker." SSN Insight: Amazon ordered the pilot on November 11, 2014 and greenlit a full season on February 18. On January 15th, 2015 Amazon made this and thirteen other pilots available to view and vote on. The series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in the U.S., UK and Germany in late 2015, early 2016.
The Stinky & Dirty Show Network: Amazon Studio: Amazon Studios Production Companies: No Production Company Available. Executive Producer(s): No Executive Producer Available. Writer(s): Guy Toubes Logline: Follow the adventures and mishaps faced of two best friends and unlikely heroes, Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty the backhoe loader. Whether it's rescuing their pal Mighty the tugboat, or moving a giant boulder blocking the highway in their town of Go City, Stinky & Dirty are a dynamic duo of resourcefulness who make plenty of mistakes along the way. Details: Based on the "I Stink!" book series by Jim and Kate McMullan. (USA/2006) Ordered to pilot. (08/25/2014) SSN Insight: Pilot screened on Amazon Instant Video in 2015 with user feedback and views determining if it goes forward as a series. It was ordered to pilot on August 25 and ordered to series on February 18. The series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in the U.S., UK and Germany in late 2015, early 2016.
Jadotville Network: Netflix Production Company: Parallel Films Writer(s): Kevin Brodbin Logline: A film based on the 1961 siege of an Irish UN battalion by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. SSN Insight: UTA Independent Film Group negotiated a deal with Netflix to distribute the war thriller starring Fifty Shades Of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan across all its territories in 2016. The project was brought to the European Film Market at Berlin by Alex Walton’s Bloom.
Dreadstar Studio: Universal Cable Productions Production Company: Benderspink Executive Producer(s): Jim Starlin Writer(s): Jim Starlin Logline: The story centers on Vanth Dreadstar, sole survivor of the entire Milky Way galaxy, and an ensemble cast of crewmates, including cyborg sorcerer Syzygy Darklock, and their struggle to end an ancient war between two powerful, evil empires: The Church of The Instrumentality, run by the Lord Papal; and the Monarchy, administered by King Gregzor. Details: Based on the comic book, "Dreadstar," created by Jim Starlin and published by Epic Comics. SSN Insight: Benderspink was adapting “Dreadstar” as a feature previously with Illuminati Entertainment. Starlin’s comic book credits for Marvel include “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Captain Marvel” and the “Infinity Gauntlet” Trilogy.