Thursday, May 12, 2016

The CW Orders 'Frequency,' 'Riverdale' and 'No Tomorrow' to Series

It's proving to be a busy afternoon for The CW. Just a little bit after the announcement that Supergirl will change networks for its second season, the broadcast network has also given series orders to pilots Frequency, Riverdale and No Tomorrow.

FREQUENCY - A female police detective (Peyton List, The Flash) in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged detective father (Riley Smith, Nashville) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the "butterfly effect" wreak havoc in the present day. Based on the 2000 film of the same name.

Mekhi Phifer, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley and Daniel Bonjour co-star on the drama.

Jeremy Carver wrote the pilot, which was directed by Brad Anderson. Carver executive produces with Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Warner Bros. Television and Lin Pictures produce.

RIVERDALE - Set in the present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, the series is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead Jones, Josie and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

The drama stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick, Ross Butler, Daniel Yang, Cody Kearsley and Casey Cott.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the pilot, which was directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater. Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions produce.

NO TOMORROW - A risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager (Tori Anderson, Open Heart) at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man (Joshua Sasse, Galavant). She finds out that he lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent. To comedic and poignant results, they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.

Amy Pietz, Sarayu Blue, Jesse Rath and Jonathan Langdom also star on the hourlong comedy series.

Corinne Brinkerhoff, Scott McCable and Tory Stanton write the pilot, which was directed by Brad Silberling. Ben Silverman also serves as an executive producer. CBS Television Studios and Electus produce.