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[09/30/14 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 30
Updates include: Yvonne Strahovski boards ABC's "The Astronauts Wives Club"; Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce to bring feature "Big" to small screen at FOX; and Yvette Nicole Brown is departing "Community."

[08/28/14 - 06:04 AM]
Watch on Amazon Instant Video Today: Amazon Debuts Five New Original Comedy and Drama Pilots
Amazon's third pilot season includes "The Cosmopolitans," "Hand of God," "Hysteria," "Really" and "Red Oaks."

[08/11/14 - 06:03 AM]
Amazon's Third Pilot Season Will Premiere August 28 in the US and UK
Dramas "Hand of God" and "Hysteria" as well as comedies "Really," "Red Oaks" and "The Cosmopolitans" are all on tap.

[07/13/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Weekend of July 12-13
Updates include: Nickelodeon pulls the plug on "Sam & Cat"; Angelica Celaya named female lead of NBC's "Constantine"; and Amazon zeroes in on its latest premiere dates.

[07/01/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon Adds Dramatic Thriller "Hysteria" to Its Third Pilot Season
Mena Suvari, James McDaniel, Josh Stewart, Adan Canto, Laura San Giacomo and T.R. Knight all star in the project.

[06/17/14 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 17
Updates include: Adan Canto reports for Amazon's "Hysteria"; Michael Rosenbaum to topline TV Land's "Impastor"; and Craig Frank named regular on The CW's "The Messengers."

[06/03/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 3
Updates include: Brian Dennehy on track to join Amazon's "Cocked"; Alexis Carra cast in ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; and Richard Kind first to board Amazon's "Red Oaks."

[05/21/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 21
Updates include: Bill Hader inks development deal with HBO; Zeljko Ivanek named regular on "Madam Secretary" at CBS; and Gillian Jacobs lands role on HBO's "Girls."

[05/15/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 15
Updates include: T.R. Knight joins Amazon's "Hysteria"; John Barrowman upped to series regular on The CW's "Arrow"; and Stephen David to bring "13 Days of Blood" to Xbox.

[05/06/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Samantha Logan to topline ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; "The Mindy Project" to return with reduced episode order; and Comedy Central nabs FX's "Archer" repeats.

[03/21/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 21
Updates include: ABC Family pulls the plug on drama pilot "Alice in Arabia"; Alfre Woodard tapped as President in NBC's "State of Affairs"; and Lindsay Sloane cast in "The Odd Couple" at CBS.

[01/29/14 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 29
Updates include: Tea Leoni is "Madam Secretary" at CBS; Jennifer Carpenter to lead "Sea of Fire" for ABC; and The CW greenlights a trio of drama pilots.







HYSTERIA (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/29/14 - 9/30/14
STATUS:
previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 9/30/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, August 2014) Hysteria takes viewers to Austin, Texas where social connection has become contagious. In the pilot, members of a girls' competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests itself in violent fits and spasms and then begins spreading in the community through technology. Neurologist Logan Harlen (played by Mena Suvari) returns to her hometown to investigate the cause. Fighting her own demons and the growing manipulation of a brother on death row, Logan develops an uneasy suspicion that the hysteria surrounding the girls might actually be linked to social media and her own tragic past. Hysteria is written by Shaun Cassidy, who is known for genre thrillers such as Invasion and American Gothic, and directed by Otto Bathurst, who won the BAFTA Award for his work on the critically-acclaimed U.K. mini-series Peaky Blinders. The show also stars James McDaniel (Orange Is The New Black) as Carl Sapsi, Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises) as Ray Ratajeck, Adan Canto (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Matt Sanchez, Laura San Giacomo (Saving Grace) as Grace Pelayo and T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy) as Carter Harlen. The show is written by Cassidy, who is also Executive Producer alongside Adam Schroeder, Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bryan Zuriff, and Bathurst. In addition to Suvari, McDaniel, Stewart, Canto, San Giacomo and Knight, Hysteria also stars Ella Rae Peck and Jenessa Grant. Pilot guest stars include Jason Douglas, Heather Kafka, Asjha Cooper, and Evie Thompson. Amazon Studios is collaborating with Universal Television and Alcon Television Group on the production of Hysteria.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adan Canto as Matt Sanchez
· Ella Rae Peck as TBA
· James McDaniel as Carl Sapsi
· Jenessa Grant as TBA
· Joseph David Jones as Deante Sanstreet
· Josh Stewart as Ray Ratajeck
· Laura San Giacomo as Grace Pelayo
· Mena Suvari as Logan Harlen
· T.R. Knight as Carter Harlen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Schroeder as EP
· Andrew Kosove as EP
· Broderick Johnson as EP
· Bryan Zuriff as EP
· Otto Bathurst as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sharon Hall as EP
· Shaun Cassidy as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alcon Entertainment
· Amazon Studios