Seven years ago, the CW cast a young Canadian actress coming off a Canadian series airing on TeenNick in the US — Degrassi: The Next Generation‘s Nina Dobrev — as the lead of its pilot The Vampire Diaries. Now the network is doing the same with another Canadian actress — Tori Anderson of Open Heart, which has aired in the US on TeenNick. Anderson has been cast as the lead of the CW pilot No Tomorrow, from the Jane The Virgin duo of writer/co-executive producer Corinne Brinkerhoff and executive producer Ben Silverman.
Like Jane The Virgin, No Tomorrow is based on a Latin American format, this time from Brazil’s Grupo Globo. Directed by Jane the Virgin pilot director Brad Silberling and written by Brinkerhoff and the comedy writing-directing team Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton aka Two Trick Pony, No Tomorrow centers on Evie, formerly Sarah (Anderson), a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center who falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. Brinkerhoff and Silverman executive produce for CBS TV Studios and Electus.
Anderson has been on the CW executives’s radar with her recurring role on the Canadian series L.A. Complex, which had a summer run in the US on the CW. She is repped by Industry Entertainment and co-agents Carrier Talent & Noble Caplan Abrams.