Thursday, May 12, 2022

Dramas 'Gotham Knights,' 'Walker: Independence' and 'The Winchesters' Ordered to Series at The CW

The CW has today given series orders to all three of the dramas it produced as pilots this year - Gotham Knights, Walker: Independence and The Winchesters.

Based on the characters from DC Comics, Gotham Knights picks up in the aftermath of Bruce Wayne's murder, with his rebellious adopted son forging an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman's enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. 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 of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights.

The drama will star Oscar Morgan, Olivia Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore, Rahart Adams and Misha Collins.

Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams wrote the pilot, which was directed by Danny Cannon. Fiveash, Stoteraux and Cannon will executive produce with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden. Abrams will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions will produce.

Set in the late 1800s, the Walker prequel series Walker Independence will follow Abby Walker, an affluent Bostonian whose husband 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, all while becoming agents of change themselves in the small town.

The drama will star Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Philemon Chambers, Justin Johnson Cortez, Lawrence Kao, Gabriela Quezada, Greg Hovanessian and Katie Findlay.

Seamus Fahey wrote the pilot based on a story by him and Anna Fricke, which was directed by Larry Teng. All three will executive produce with Jared Padalecki, Laura Terry, Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. CBS Studios, Pursued By a Bear and Rideback will produce.

The Supernatural prequel The Winchesters will detail the epic, untold love story of how John and Mary Winchester met and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world - as narrated by their adult son, Dean Winchester.

The drama will star Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Nida Khurshid, Jojo Fleites, Demetria McKinney and Bianca Kajlich, with Jensen Ackles narrating.

Robbie Thompson wrote the pilot, which was directed by Glen Winter. They executive produce with Ackles and Danneel Ackles. Warner Bros. Television, CBS Studios and Chaos Machine Productions will produce.