2020-21 CW New Series
DEVILS (straight-to-series order)STUDIO: Lux Vide/Orange Studio/Sky Italia
TEAM: Ezio Abbate (c, w), Jan Maria Michelini (d, p), Luca Bernabei (ep), Matilde Bernabei (ep), Daniele Passani (ep), Nick Hurran (d, ep), Sara Melodia (ep), Luisa Cotta Ramosino (ep), Ben Harris (w, ep), Christopher Lunt (w, ep), Michael A. Walker (ep), Nils Hartmann (ep), Sonia Rovai (ep), Elena Bucaccio (c, w), Mario Ruggeri (c, w), Barbara Petronio (c, w)
LOGLINE: The international thriller follows Massimo Ruggero, the charismatic yet ruthless Head of Trading at NYL, one of the world’s most important investment banks, and his mentor, NYL’s CEO Dominic Morgan. After Dominic appoints another colleague over Massimo following a bitter promotion battle, Massimo finds himself named prime suspect in a murder investigation. Fighting to clear his name, he becomes involved in an intercontinental financial war and is forced to choose between supporting Dominic or going up against him. Based on the novel I Diavoli by Guido Maria Brera.
CAST: Alessandro Borghi, Patrick Dempsey, Laia Costa, Kasia Smutniak, Lars Mikkelsen, Malachi Kirby, Paul Chowdhry, Pia Mechler, Harry Michell, Sallie Harmsen
KUNG-FU (straight-to-series order)STUDIO: Quinn’s House/Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television
TEAM: Christina M. Kim (w, ep), Martin Gero (ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), David Madden (ep), Hanelle Culpepper (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her. Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman.
CAST: Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo, Tzi Ma
THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH (straight-to-series order)STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Jeffrey Paul King (w, ep), Kat Candler (d, ep), Marc Webb (ep), Mark Martin (ep), Jeff Grosvenor (ep), Leo Pearlman (ep)
LOGLINE: Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch.
CAST: Stella Baker, Nia Holloway, Luke Mitchell, Izabella Alvarez, Hope Lauren, Ian Duff, Forrest Goodluck, Landry Bender, Megan Follows
SUPERMAN & LOISSTUDIO: Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television
TEAM: Todd Helbing (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Geoff Johns (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around the world’s most famous superhero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
CAST: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Dylan Walsh, Erik Valdez, Wolé Parks, Jordan Elsass, Alexander Garfin
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Rideback
TEAM: Anna Fricke (w, ep), Dan Lin (ep), Lindsay Liberatore (ep), Jared Padalecki (ep)
LOGLINE: Reimagining of the 1993-2001 series Walker, Texas Ranger, it follows Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code. He returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.
CAST: Jared Padalecki, Lindsey Morgan, Keegan Allen, Mitch Peliggi, Molly Hagan
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