Cult [The CW]
Logline: The project, from Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, written by Rockne O'Bannon, will focus on a string of mysterious disappearances linked to a television show, also titled Cult.^
Cast: Robert Knepper as "Roger Reeves/Billy Grimm", Jessica Lucas as "Skye Yarrow", Alona Tal.
Kevin Williamsons serial killer project [FOX]
Logline: An edge-of-your-seat thriller about the complex relationship between a diabolical serial killer and the damaged FBI agent who took him down. After the killer escaped, the agent is reactivated and discovers that he is no longer just hunting one man, but a massive cult of serial killers created and manipulated during his time in prison.*
Cast: James Purefoy as "Joe Carroll", Kevin Bacon as "Ryan Hardy", Shawn Ashmore as "Agent Weston", Natalie Zea as "Claire Matthews", Jeananne Goossen as "Jennifer Mason", Valorie Curry as "Denise", Nico Tortorella as "Will Wilson".
Last Resort [ABC]
Logline: The drama - from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan - follows the crew of a nuclear submarine who become fugitives after refusing to fire their missiles. Taking refuge on a small island, the crew establish themselves as the world's smallest nuclear nation.^
Cast: Includes: Robert Patrick, Autumn Reeser, Dichen Lachman, Scott Speedman, Max Adler, Bruce Davison, Daisy Betts, Omid Abtahi.
Midnight Sun [NBC]
Logline: The drama, based on the Israeli series Pillars of Smoke, focuses on what happens after members of a cult in Alaska go missing. The show is expected to follow a FBI specialist who discovers a conspiracy while investigating the cult's disappearance.^
Cast: Titus Welliver, Julia Stiles, Emma Bell, Michael Raymond-James.
The Asset [FOX]
Logline: A character-driven drama set in the CIA's New York City station focusing on a female agent with a very specialized and controversial area of expertise.*
Cast: Ali Larter as "Anna King", Bradley Whitford as "Leo Maxiell", Jamie Chung as "May Kent".
*Loglines taken from The Wrap .com,
^Loglines taken from digital spy .co.uk,
Additional cast info taken from IMDb.
Peronally, I'm liking the look of all five, but I think I'm most excited about Midnight Sun, although Last Resort is a very close second. I suspect the Kevin Williamson Project, Cult and The Asset will become a bit too procedural.