Friday, January 1, 2021

The CW - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


THE 4400
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: 4400 overlooked, undervalued or otherwise marginalized people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years are all returned in an instant, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to analyze the potential threat and contain the story, the 4400 themselves must grapple with the fact that they've been returned with a few... upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were all brought back now for a specific reason. Reboot of the USA drama that aired from 2004-07.
  • Cast: Joseph David-Jones, Khailah Johnson, Brittany Adebumola, Jaye Ladymore, Amarr Wooten
  • Team: W/EP Ariana Jackson; EP Anna Fricke, Laura Terry; D/EP Erica Watson
  • Studio: CBS Studios
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch.
  • Cast: Stella BakerLuke MitchellIzabella Alvarez, Nia Holloway, Hope Lauren, Landry Bender, Ian Duff, Forrest Goodluck, Megan Follows, Xander Berkeley (recurring), Daniel di Tomasso (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Jeffrey Paul King; EP Marc Webb, Mark Martin, Jeff Grosvenor, Leo Pearlman; D/EP Kat Candler
  • Studio: CBS Studios, Fulwell 73
  • Premieres: June 14, 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A spinoff of the 2014 comedy horror feature film What We Do In the Shadows centering on Officers Minogue and O'Leary.
  • Cast: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu
  • Team: W/EP Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; EP Paul Yates
  • Studio: Television New Zealand
  • Premieres: July 11, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills and an elite baseball player from Chicago contend with the high stakes of college sports, while also navigating the highs, lows and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious Historically Black College.
  • Cast: Geffri Maya, Peyton Alex Smith, Cory Hardrict, Kelly Jenrette, Sylvester Powell, Netta Walker, Camille Hyde
  • Team: W/EP Nkechi Okoro Carroll; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, Robbie Rogers; D/EP Michael Schultz
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes: Backdoor pilot airing during the third season of The CW's All American.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A teen girl journeys from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.
  • Cast: Kaci Walfall, Barry Watson, Mouzam Makkar, Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, Camila Moreno, Mary-Charles Jones, Aidan Gemme, Daniel Puig, Will Meyers
  • Team: W/EP Ava DuVernay, Jill Blankenship; EP Sarah Bremner, Paul Garnes; D/EP Amanda Marsalis
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Array Filmworks
  • Notes: Based on the DC comic.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Two millennial nuns - a devout true believer and a new arrival who has yet to take her final vows - start as strangers and become sisters on a funny, spiritual journey to understand their own faith and place in the Catholic church.
  • Cast: Caitlin Kinnunen, Bella Ortiz, Karen Robinson, Joe Regalbuto, Kathleen Chalfant, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Abubakr Ali, Em Haine 
  • Team: W/EP Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir; EP Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein; D/EP Tessa Blake
  • Studio: CBS Studios, Sutton St. Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil Payne has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace, but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like his. As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrusted back into action with a new mission: bring justice where he once gave out punishment. But to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side.
  • Cast: Jordan Calloway, Sibongile Mlambo, Alexander Hodge, James Roch
  • Team: W/EP/D Salim Akil; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions
  • Notes: Backdoor pilot airing during the fourth season of The CW's Black Lightning.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The three Powerpuff Girls used to be America's pint-sized superheroes. Now, they're disillusioned 20-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crimefighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?
  • Cast: Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault, Donald Faison, Nicholas Podany, Robyn Lively 
  • Team: W/EP Diablo Cody, Heather Regnier; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden; D/EP Maggie Kiley
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes: Live-action reboot of Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tom Swift is a Black, gay, billionaire investor thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy and unexplained phenomena after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom takes to the road on a quest to unravel the truth, leaving behind the comforts of his usual moneyed lifestyle, all while fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale group hellbent on stopping him. His missions will require his genius and flair for innovation guided by love, romance, friendship and the mysteries of the universe yet-unsolved.
  • Cast: Tian Richards
  • Team: W/EP Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Cameron Johnson; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
  • Studio: CBS Studios, Fake Empire
  • Notes: Backdoor pilot airing during the second season of The CW's Nancy Drew.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set 97 before the events of The 100, a nuclear apocalypse wipes out most of the human population on Earth. A band of survivors on the ground learn to cope in a dangerous world while fighting to create a new and better society from the ashes of what came before.
  • Cast: Iola Evans, Adain Bradley, Leo Howard
  • Team: W/EP Jason Rothenberg; EP Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, CBS Studios, Alloy Entertainment
  • Notes: Backdoor pilot airing during the seventh and final season of The CW's The 100.