TV News: Orphans, Future, CBS, Trial, Hotel

Protocol Orphans
FOX is developing a drama series based on the graphic novel series “Protocol Orphans” which was co-created by Peter Facinelli. Amanda Segel (“Person of Interest”) will write the TV adaptation.

The story follows a foster family of orphans who are trained by the US government as covert operatives, protecting their country during the day and battling each other at night. [Source: Deadline]

Future Man
Hulu has ordered a pilot for the half-hour comedy “Future Man” which follows a janitor who must save humanity from extinction after mysterious visitors from the future say he’s the key to defeating an imminent super-race invasion.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct the pilot and executive produce the series alongside James Weaver, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Schaffir and Matt Tolmach. Schaffir and Hunter will pen the script. [Source: Screen]

Untitled CBS Comedy
CBS has picked up an untitled single-camera comedy series script about a group of twenty-somethings who find a unique way of making new friends though a ‘People You May Know’ style social media feature. Jhoni Marchinko (“Will & Grace”) will pen and executive produce the series while ABC Studios will produce. [Source: The Live Feed]

Olivia Thirlby (“Juno”) is set to co-star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in David E. Kelley’s new series “Trial” for Amazon Studios. The legal drama is on track for a ten-episode straight-to-series order.

Thornton plays a lawyer who is now a guilt-driven alcoholic and shell of his former self who finds new drive when he goes up against his longtime partner turned rival in a new case. Thirlby will play Lucy Kittridge, a whip-smart high-powered attorney who knows what she wants. [Source: Deadline]

American Horror Story: Hotel
The first photo is out of Lady Gaga on the set of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming “American Horror Story: Hotel,” the fifth season of his horror anthology series.