Fox just made its first new series pickups, ordering four of its six drama pilots to series. That includes cop/serial killer drama Prodigal Son, starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen; John Slattery’s AI drama neXt; police drama Deputy, headlined by Stephen Dorff; and the Annie Weisman/Jason Katims sister drama; based on an Australian format.
UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN AND JASON KATIMS DRAMA
Studio: Universal Television in association with Endemol Shine North America, FOX Entertainment
Format: One-hour drama
EP/W: Annie Weisman
EP/NW: Jason Katims, Jeni Mulein, Imogen Banks, Sharon Levy
EP/D (pilot): Leslye Headland
Logline: A story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, “Sisters,” from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks.
Brittany Snow – “Julia Bechley”
Megalyn Echikunwoke – “Edie Palmer”
Emily Osment – “Roxy Doyle”
Mustafa Elzein – “Dr. Isaac Abadi”
Mo McRae – “Tim Moore”
Victoria Cartagena – “Amanda”
Timothy Hutton – “Dr. Leon Bechley”