Thursday, February 3, 2022

Development News - The CW Orders Pilots for 'Walker' and 'Supernatural' Prequels; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - February 3, 2022

ABC's L.A. Law; CBS' Untitled Scott Prendergast; and The CW's Gotham Knights, Walker: Independence & The Winchesters.

  • GOTHAM KNIGHTS (Drama) - Based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Written by Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams. Directed by Danny Cannon. Executive produced by Fiveash, Stoteraux, Cannon, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden. Co-executive produced by Abrams. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Logline: In the wake of Bruce Wayne's murder, his rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman's enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city's most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it's ever been. However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team os mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights.
  • WALKER: INDEPENDENCE (Drama) - Prequel to The CW's Walker, which is currently airing its second season. Written by Seamus Fahey. Executive produced by Jared Padalecki, Anna Fricke, Laura Terry, Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. Produced by CBS Studios, Pursued by a Bear and Rideback. Logline: Set in the late 1880s, the husband of affluent Bostonian Abby Walker is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West. On her quest for revenge, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt's journey takes them to Independence, Texas, where they encounter diverse, eclectic residents running from their own troubled pasts and chasing their dreams. Our newfound family will struggle with the changing world around them, while becoming agents of change themselves in a town where nothing is what it seems.
  • THE WINCHESTERS (Drama) - Prequel to The CW's Supernatural, which aired from 2005-20. Written by Robbie Thompson. Executive produced by Thompson, Jensen Ackles and Danneel Ackles. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, CBS Studios and Chaos Machine Productions. Logline: John and Mary Winchester's epic love story of how they met and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire love is told through the perspective of their son, Dean Winchester (with Ackles reprising his role through narration).
  • UNTITLED SCOTT PRENDERGAST PROJECT (Drama) - Written by Scott Prendergast. Executive produced by Prendergast, Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw and Julia Eisenman. Produced by CBS Studios and Stage 29 Productions. Logline: A talented but directionless private investigator is the black sheep of his family. Despite their opposing personalities, he agrees to work as the in-house investigator for his overbearing mother, a successful attorney reeling from the recent dissolution of her marriage.
  • John Harlan Kim will co-star on the drama pilot starring Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen. He previously recurred on FOX's 9-1-1 and The CW's Nancy Drew.
  • He will play Chad Park, an up-and-coming attorney at the firm. A "shark-in-training," his ambition sometimes gets ahead of his ethical standards. He's a brilliant attorney who takes on his first murder trial and must devise an inventive legal strategy when his client drops a bombshell in open court.