Monday, January 1, 2018

The CW - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Undercover cops from very different backgrounds - Bishop is the son of a police officer while Pike grew up in foster care and on the street - work in London's East End and have a strong bond.
  • Cast: Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, Christina Chong, Lashana Lynch, Mandeep Dhillon, David Elliot, Jason Maza, Caroline Goodall, Clarke Peters, Lindsey Coulson
  • Team: W/EP Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, Nick Love; EP Allan Niblo, Michelle Buck, Judy Counihan
  • Studio: Company Pictures, Vertigo Films
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only "witness" to the slaying of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also maintaining her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind - the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
  • Cast: Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Kathleen York, Derek Webster, Rich Sommer (replacing Austin Nichols)
  • Team: W/EP Corinne Kingsbury; EP Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock; D/EP Michael Showalter
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Red Hour Films
  • Premieres: April 4, 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope.
  • Cast: Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, Dougray Scott 
  • Team: W/EP Caroline Dries; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Nutter; D/EP Marcos Siega
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Mad Ghost Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A gender non-conforming recent high school graduate lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jordon Nardino; EP Damon Wayans Jr.; Co-EP Kameron Tarlow
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Two Shakes Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Anthology (Season-Long)
  • Logline: A telenovela anthology series where each season is based on a different fictional novel "written by" Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself. The first installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don't stay buried for long.
  • Cast: Gina Rodriguez (narrator)
  • Team: W/EP Valentina Garza; EP Jennie Snyder Urman, Gina Rodriguez, Ben Silverman, Joanna Klein, Emily Gipson, Jorge Granier, Gary Pearl; D/EP Brad Silberling
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sutton Street Productions, I Can and I Will Productions, Propagate
  • Notes: Spinoff of Jane the Virgin.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Four iconic Archie Comics characters - including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene - chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.
  • Cast: Ashleigh Murray 
  • Team: W/EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Michael Grassi; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater; D/EP Maggie Kiley
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes: Spinoff of Riverdale.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat... and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla's eternally beautiful and youthful undead.
  • Cast: Kiele Sanchez, Tyler Posey, Medalion Rahimi, Dakota Shapiro
  • Team: W/EP Heather Mitchell; EP Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, Bill Bindley; D/EP Catherine Hardwicke
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Spondoolie Productions, Gulfstream Television
  • Notes: Based on the feature film of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she'd be leaving her hometown for college. When a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation - and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
  • Cast: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis
  • Team: W/EP Noga Landau; SR/EP Melinda Hsu Taylor; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage; Co-EP Lis Rowinski; D/EP Larry Teng
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fake Empire
  • Notes: Based on the classic book series.