[12/19/14 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 19 Updates include: Christina Aguilera sets up "Hearts & Clubs" at ABC Family; TNT rounds out the cast of "Lumen"; and Sarah Jessica Parker eyes return to TV at HBO.
[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."
[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.
[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.
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.