L.A. Screenings: New from Disney Media Distribution


International buyers attending the L.A. Screenings will have on preview an array of new series from Disney Media Distribution (DMD), including the upcoming Shondaland drama For the People.

From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, For the People is set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, a.k.a. “The Mother Court.” The drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country.

DMD will also be screening The Crossing, which follows as refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America—and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet. As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration only one thing is certain: the lives of the people here—both the townspeople and these newcomers—will never be the same.

In The Gospel of Kevin, Kevin Finn, a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission—to save the world.

Marvel’s Inhumans will be screening on the Disney lot as well. The series explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans.

Young rapper Courtney Rose runs for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career in the new series The Mayor. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory.

For the full list of DMD’s shows that have been scheduled for the U.S. network 2017-18 season, click here.

Want a full overview of the network schedules? Check out World Screen’s U.S. Fall Season Grid here.