2018-19 The CW New Series
STUDIO: Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: April Blair (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Rob Hardy (d, ep), Robbie Rogers (p)
LOGLINE: When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
CAST: Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, Karimah Westbrook
CHARMEDSTUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Jessica O’Toole (w, ep), Amy Rardin (w, ep), Jennie Urman (ep), Brad Silberling (d, ep), Ben Silverman (ep)
LOGLINE: After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy. Reboot of the 1998-2006 WB series.
CAST: Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffrey, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blain, Charlie Gillespie, Ellen Tamaki
IN THE DARKSTUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Red Hour Films
TEAM: Corinne Kingsbury (w, ep), Ben Stiller (ep), Jackie Cohn (ep), Nicky Weinstock (ep), Michael Showalter (d, ep), Jon Collier (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind, the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
CAST: Perry Mattfeld, Austin Nichols, Kathleen York, Derek Webster, Brooke Markham, Keston John
LEGACIESSTUDIO: Warner Bros. Television/CBS Television Studios/My So-Called Television/Alloy Entertainment
TEAM: Julie Plec (w, ep), Brett Matthews (w, ep), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep)
LOGLINE: Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
STUDIO: Amblin Television/Bender Brown Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Carina Adly MacKenzie (w, ep), Chris Hollier (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Lawrence Bender (ep), Kevin Kelly Brown (ep), Julie Plec (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance. Based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.
CAST: Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens, Michael Trevino, Trevor St. John