2017-18 The CW New Series
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions/Akil Productions
TEAM: Mara Brock Akil (w, ep), Salim Akil (w, ep, d), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep)
LOGLINE: Jefferson Pierce made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
CAST: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Fake Empire
TEAM: Josh Schwartz (w, ep), Stephanie Savage (w, ep), Sallie Patrick (w, ep), Esther Shapiro (ep), Richard Shapiro (ep),k Brad Silberling (d)
LOGLINE: A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. Features the 1% in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals.
CAST: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Grant Show, Alan Dale, Rafael de la Fuente, Brianna Brown (recurring)
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Doozer Productions
TEAM: Erin Cardillo (w, ep), Richard Keith (w, ep) Bill Lawrence (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Lee Toland Krieger (d)
LOGLINE: Hourlong dramedy centers on a young woman who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. When finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”
CAST: Lucy Hale, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Jayson Blair, Brooke Lyons, Elliot Knight, Carlos PenaVega
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Kyle Jarrow (w, ep), Bill Haber (ep), Michael Robin (d)
LOGLINE: The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.
CAST: Matt Barr, Christina Ochoa, Charlie Barnett, W. Tré Davis, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid, Melissa Roxburgh
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