NBC Pilots – 2016

Powerless
Studio: Warner Bros TV
Writer: Ben Queen
Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Producers: Ben Queen, Michael Patrick Jann
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirk
Description: Workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. It’s about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.
Notes:
4/14/2016 garnering some attention
4/21/2016 garnering buzz
4/29/2016 continue to get buzz


Midnight, Texas
Studio: Universal TV/David Janollari Entertainment
Writer: Monica Owuso-Breen
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Producers: Monica Owuso-Breen, David Janollari, Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Sarah Ramos, Dylan Bruce, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Yul Vazquez
Description: Based on the trilogy from the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, it’s Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, a remote Texas town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf and even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.
Notes:
4/21/2016 …premise is being met with a dose of skepticism
4/29/2016 …in the mix
5/06/2016 …the DC workplace comedy Powerless… look promising


Time
Studio: Sony Pictures TV/Davis Entertainment
Writer: Shawn Ryan, Eric Kripke
Director:
Producers: Shawn Ryan (Showrunner), Eric Kripke, John Davis, Jon Fox, Marney Hochman, Neil Marshall
Cast: Matt Lanter, Claudia Doumit, Paterson Joseph, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Sakina Jaffrey
Description: This high-octane drama follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Notes:
4/14/2016 …is coming together better than expected
4/21/2016 …hear(ing) buzz
4/29/2016 …in contention
5/06/2016 …the time-travel drama Timeless has come in very strong, with the studio, Sony TV, prepping if-come deals for writers.