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)

ORDERED TO SERIES

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:
  • Team: W/EP Ariana Jackson; EP Anna Fricke, Laura Terry
  • Studio: CBS Studios
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A young Chinese-American woman drop outs of college to go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice - all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her. Reboot of the ABC drama that aired from 1972-75.
  • Cast: Olivia LiangTzi Ma, Kheng Hua Tan, Jon Prasida, Shannon Dang, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo, Vanessa KaiTony ChungYvonne Chapman (recurring), Ludi Lin (recurring), Bradley Gibson (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Christina M. Kim; EP Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Hanelle Culpepper
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, House Production Company
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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)
  • 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: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Clark Kent aka Superman and Lois Lane deal with the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society. 
  • Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alexander Garfin, Dylan WalshEmmanuelle ChriquiErik ValdezWolĂ© Parks, Inde Navarrette, Adam Rayner 
  • Team: W/EP Todd Helbing; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns
  • Studio: Wanrer Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, Berlanti Productions
  • Premieres: February 23, 2021

ORDERED TO PILOT
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Ava DuVernay, Jill Blankenship; EP Sarah Bremner, Paul Garnes
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Array Filmworks
  • Notes: Based on the DC comic.

  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Diablo Cody, Heather Regnier; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes: Live-action reboot of the Cartoon Network animated series.

  • 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.

  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir; EP Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein
  • Studio: CBS Studios, Sutton St. Productions
  • Notes: