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

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, TL Thompson, Cory Jeacoma, Ireon Roach, Derrick A. King, Autumn Best
  • Team: W/EP Ariana Jackson; EP Anna Fricke, Laura Terry; D/EP Erica Watson
  • Studio: CBS Studios
  • Premieres: October 25, 2021

ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING
  • 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. Spinoff of The CW's All American.
  • 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
  • Premieres: 2022

NAOMI
  • 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. Based on the DC Comics character.
  • Cast: Kaci WalfallBarry 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
  • Premieres: 2022

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • 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, LeVar Burton (voice)
  • 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.