25 Intriguing Drama Pilots in Development for 2016-17

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We've poked around the pilots floating around this season and picked out some that might be of interest.

The shows with their premise and some attached stars can be found below.

If we're going to put our fingers on any themes, we'll go with time travel and reboots.

What sounds good? Let us know what you're hoping gets picked up!

1. The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez - ABC

The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez - ABC
Premise: A sexy drama with a supernatural twist, It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez, a Cuban immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover Blair Monroe who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream.

Why We're Interested: The stars are Gina Torres (yes, she will fade out of Suits to play the role) and Eric Close, and the idea of a supernatural side note piques us. The title seems a little over the top, but we also don't want them to mess with it too much, because that often spells disaster. But now...is she dead, alive...what does it MEAN?!

2. Cruel Intentions - NBC

Cruel Intentions - NBC
Premise: Set in present day, Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the movie left off. It follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette, Witherspoon’s character in the movie, played in the pilot by Kate Levering. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.

Why We're Interested: Sarah Michelle Gellar is reprising her original role from the movie. Is there really anything else we need to know? Probably, but we're stopping there. Because we love her.

3. Prototype - Syfy

Prototype - Syfy
Premise: It centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.

Why We're Interested: Quantum physics are (is?) fascinating. And usually involves things like time travel (which is all the rage this year). Jack Davenport is one of the stars, and he's usually quite good. Syfy has really had some winners lately. Why would they stop now? And...Code de Pablo just jumped on board.

4. Time After Time - ABC

Time After Time - ABC
Premise: Using the 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells.

Why We're Interested: Freddie Stroma knocked our socks off on UnREAL, and he's starring. It's coming from Kevin Williamson who tends to put together some pretty intense shows (The Vampire Diaries, Stalker, The Following) and...time travel! The book was great and so was the movie based on it, so good start already.

5. Frequency - The CW

Frequency - The CW
Premise: It centers on Raimy, a police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan, a detective who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unsolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.

Why We're Interested: The movie was fantastic. They've shaken things up so it's not an all boys club. Peyton List is the daughter and Riley Smith her dad. Devin Kelly will play her mom. Very important to note? Supernatural's Jeremy Carver is at the helm.

6. Time - NBC

Time - NBC
Premise: The project, from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Davis Entertainment, is described as “Back To The Future meets Mission: Impossible.” It is a high-octane drama following an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results. Vulnerable, damaged and oddly emotional, baddie Garcia Flynn is a dangerous man who’s recently stolen a time machine and traveled with his team of soldiers to the hours prior to the Hindenburg’s explosion. Flynn is guided by a strange journal from some other period of time, and while his full plan is still shrouded in mystery, it’s clear that he must be stopped.

Why We're Interested: We like the cast, Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett and Goran Visnjic and can never seem to get enough of time travel.

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