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Old January 30 2014, 08:49 PM   #2810
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013

Here are the one-hour SFF shows the broadcast networks have ordered to pilot or series so far for next season:



Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Dean Georgaris, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Ilene Staple.

Drama about a profoundly troubled 28-year-old psychic who sees her life to begin to change in unexpected ways when she decides to stop running from her past.


Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Jennifer Gwartz, Dan Lin, Matthew Miller.

Drama about a 200-year-old man who spends his days working in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.

The Visitors

Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Soo Hugh, Dawn Olmstead, Steven Spielberg.

Drama billed as a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world by using the Earth's most precious resource: children. Based on the Ray Bradbury short story "Zero Hour".




The Flash

Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter.

Pilot director: David Nutter.

Spin-off of "Arrow" featuring Barry Allen - a Central City assistant police forensics investigator - who becomes the costumed hero "The Flash".


Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Dan Etheridge, Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, Rob Thomas.

Small screen take on the DC Comics title, about a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity.

Supernatural: Tribes

Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer.

Spin-off of the series set up via a backdoor pilot about hunters and monsters in Chicago.



Ordered to series.

Executive producers: Danny Cannon, Bruno Heller.

Pilot director: Danny Cannon.

Drama featuring a young Bruce Wayne and a then-Detective Gordon, detailing the events the led up to them becoming Batman and Commissioner Gordon, as Gotham is teetering on the edge.


Ordered to series (13 episodes).

Executive producers: Travis Beacham, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Miguel Sapochnik.

Pilot director: Miguel Sapochnik.

From the press release: Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, HIEROGLYPH follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.

Wayward Pines

Ordered to series (10 episodes - billed as an event series, although that generally means it could be extended if it does well enough; it's not clear to what extent, if any, it actually has SFF elements, but I'll include it here anyway as it seems like at least a quasi-SFF show).

Executive producers: Chad Hodge, Donald De Line, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan.

Pilot director: M. Night Shyamalan.

From the press release: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.


Babylon Fields

Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Michael Atkinson, Gerald Cuesta, Michael Cuesta.

Pilot director: Michael Cuesta.

Drama in which the dead are resurrected and try to resume their former lives.


Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Daniel Cerone, David S. Goyer.

Small screen take on the DC Comics character John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

Emerald City

Ordered to series (10 episodes).

Executive producers: Matthew Arnold, Josh Friedman.

From the press release: NBC has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for "Emerald City," a reimagining of the classic Frank L. Baum books that have inspired everything from "The Wizard of Oz" to "Wicked." Based on the 14-book series that first created the wonderful - and treacherous - Land of Oz, "Emerald City" is a dramatic and modern reimagining of the tales that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we've never seen him before. A head-strong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz.

Tin Man

Ordered to pilot.

Executive producers: Daniel Bobker, John Glenn, Ehren Kruger.

Pilot director: D.J. Caruso.

Drama set in the near future about a fugitive robot accused of first degree murder, who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the young female public defender forced to fight for his cause.
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