Sunday, January 1, 2017

The CW - Projects in Development


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO PILOT

BLACK LIGHTNING
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Jefferson Pierce (Williams) hung up his suit and secret identity years ago. However, with a daughter (McClain) hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante Black Lightning.
  • Cast: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams 
  • Team: W/EP/D Mara Brock Akil; W/EP Salim Akil; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions
  • Notes: Based on the DC Comics character created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden

DYNASTY
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, feud for control over their fortune and their children. Told through the perspective of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington (Gillies) - daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington (Show) - and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal (Kelley) - a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America's most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere - from reality TV to the polling booths - this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal and, in some cases, murder.
  • Cast: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Grant ShowSam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Alan Dale, Rafael de la Fuente, Brianna Brown 
  • Team: W/EP Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage; EP Richard Shapiro, Esther Shapiro; D Brad Silberling
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fake Empire Productions
  • Notes: Remake of the 1981-89 ABC primetime soap.


  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: When a young woman (Hale) diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to "live like she was dying."
  • Cast: Lucy Hale, Dylan WalshJayson Blair, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons, Elliot Knight, Carlos PenaVega 
  • Team: W/EP Erin Cardillo, Rich Keith; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; D Lee Toland Krieger
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: 10 years after the deaths of their parents, a pragmatic brother (Holtz) and free-spirited sister (McGregor) are forced to team when they learn that their mother's terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world.
  • Cast: Zane Holtz, Alex McGregorWilliam Miller, Jeanine Mason, Josh Kidd, Jacob Buster, Marc Blucas 
  • Team: W/EP Jason Rothenberg; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Dean White
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes: