This TV Series should be made. Take a look at the cast for this pilot episode. The premise was if I remember correctly a series of unvarnished historical stories from the birth of the New World forward beginning with the Salem Witch Trials. Full disclosure: I had a part to play in the pilot, that of First Officer Brigham aboard one of Henry Hudson's frigates, The Half Moon bound for the Massachusetts colony in Salem. Beautifully filmed by Gus van Sant, written by Jenji Kohan. How these things are chosen and rejected in the pilot season is not my area of expertise, and whether a pilot submitted for review in one cycle is forever dismissed or has future potential is beyond my scope of knowledge. America's storied past should be told and retold, not in some self-serving manner, and not specific to any one time and place but more broadly beaded together like The Devil You Know promised, dwelling upon formative moments unsettling and triumphal in their own right, and their treatment put into the hands of our most talented artists such as Gus van Sant, et al.