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Trailing Spouses

Trailing Spouses is a comedy-drama series about a worldly but world-weary, middle-aged American expat wife and stay-at-home mother who suffers a midlife crisis after her husband has an affair with a younger woman. With the support of her friends, she must recover from her trauma, redefine herself, and reclaim her life story—all without losing her sense of humor. Set in a small Dutch village in the Netherlands, Trailing Spouses will explore themes of mental health, female friendship, and midlife, and ultimately, will shed light on what it means to be “a woman of a certain age.”

Created By Amy R. Martin.

Pilot and pitch available upon request.

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Augusta Locke

Augusta Locke is a limited series about a restless but resourceful young woman who must forge her own path after finding herself unexpectedly pregnant and on her own in the precarious patriarchal society of early twentieth century Wyoming. With just her wits to support her, she must survive trial after trial, including an assault by her stepfather, a lengthy separation from the man she loves, the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her daughter, and the designs of men who want to subdue or destroy her — all while trying to find work and a place to call home. Based on the novel of the same name by William Haywood Henderson, Augusta Locke will explore themes of sexism and self-determination.

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Big House Designs

Big House Designs is a half-hour comedy-drama about a troubled but shrewd political wife slash reformed beauty queen who partners with an incarcerated fashion designer to create and launch the most celebrated and inclusive new brand in the fashion industry. Armed with an Ivy League education, a flair for business, and powerful connections, and bolstered by her new partner’s singular vision and talent, she aims to prove that, at least in this case, the clothes really do make the woman. Working against her are the obstruction of her husband — the newly elected Governor of Texas — and his powerful father; a “law and order” criminal justice bureaucracy that prizes the status quo; and the temperament of her intriguing new partner. Big House Designs will explore race, class, gender, and identity at the crossroads of haute couture and the American federal prison system.

Created By Amy R. Martin & Khris Baxter.

Pilot and pitch available upon request.

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Terroir

Terroir is a hearty blend between a workplace comedy and an espionage thriller about a posh East Coast wine bar serving as a front for a shadowy Eastern European terrorist organization. The bar’s proprietor, Patrick, is a sophisticated sommelier with a loving boyfriend. Or is he Artem, a ruthless explosives expert exporting wine bottles full of PLX and casks full of C4? Can he maintain his relationship, wrangle his rambunctious staff, and serve his organization’s cause all at once? How long before he’s thrown into the great winepress of the State Department? Terroir explores themes of identity, secrecy, and the subjective nature of nationalism.

Created By Luke Muyskens.

Pilot and pitch available upon request.

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Hobson’s Choice

Out of more than 10 million lawsuits filed in the United States each year, the Supreme Court decides fewer than 100. Hobson’s Choice is about the men and women who are hell-bent on getting their cases to the High Court—and the one woman who knows how to make it happen.

Laura Hobson stands alone—the top woman Supreme Court advocate in the country. In truth, she’s one of the only women in the job—an exclusive club that otherwise looks like the Iowa caucuses: old, male, and white. Underappreciated at the white-shoe DC law firm where she has toiled away, Laura finally wakes up, walks out, and vows to start her own firm.  

But Laura soon realizes she a problem, several actually: no office, no employees, no clients, and no idea how to build a law firm. As our story unfolds, she cobbles together a team of brilliant and deeply flawed lawyers and a series of headline-grabbing cases—cases destined for the High Court and that take on the status quo on guns, the death penalty, sexual harassment, cryptocurrency, and more. And if she makes history in the meantime? Well, that’s just the job. 

Created by Khris Baxter & Paul Thompson.

Pilot and pitch available upon request.

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In Deep

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In Deep is a one-hour family drama about a teenage girl, Kristin Biaggio, grappling with her father’s transformation from respected stockbroker to mob-connected porn broker while coping with the usual trials and tribulations of adolescence. With her family life and traditional Catholic upbringing turned upside-down, will she conform to tradition or blaze an unorthodox path? Based on the memoir, The Pornographer’s Daughter, and inspired by the true events surrounding the release and distribution of the infamous pornographic film “Deep Throat,” In Deep explores the issues of free speech, women’s rights, and morality against a backdrop of the massive social movements of the 1970s. At its heart, however, In Deep is an exploration of the bond between father and daughter.

Created by Khris Baxter & Kristin Battista-Frazee.

Pilot and pitch available upon request.