Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2013 The CW Pilots
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Timberman-Beverly Prods
TEAM: David Marshall Grant (w, ep), Vera Herbert (w, sp), Karl Beverly (ep), Sarah Timberman (ep)
LOGLINE: A warm, quirky, humorous drama about a family whose lives are forever changed, for better and worse, when the patriarch has a car accident resulting in a coma-like syndrome where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. His narration and fantasy sequences emanating from his mind provide context and a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of the family and his own situation.
CAST: John Benjamin Hickey, Elizabeth Marvel, Madeline Carroll, Michael Weston, Johnny Simmons
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Sera Gamble (w, ep), Taylor Hackford (d, ep), Bill Haber (ep)
LOGLINE: A scandal at a Naval base in Virginia touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel in the area, launching into a multigenerational, multi-class, family and relationship series centered around two early twentysomething women who grew up together, were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the townie/military divide.
CAST: Gage Golightly, Stella Maeve, Maya Kazan, Graham Hamilton, Merle Dandridge, Arjun Gupta, Evie Thompson
THE 100 PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Alloy Entertainment
TEAM: Jason Rothenberg (w, ep), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep), Bahrat Nalluri (d, ep), Matt Miller (ep, sr)
LOGLINE: The series is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Based on Alloy books by Kass Morgan.
CAST: Eliza Taylor, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Marie Avgeropoulos, Paige Turco, Kelly Hu, Christopher Larkin, Thomas McDonell
THE ORIGINALS (The Vampire Diaries back-door pilot) PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/CBS TV Studios/Alloy Entertainment
TEAM: Julie Plec (w, ep), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep)
LOGLINE: The series enters on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.
CAST: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell, Leah Pipes
OXYGEN PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Ole Prods/Isla de Babel and 360 Powwow
TEAM: Meredith Averill (w, ep), Josh Appelbaum (ep), Andre Nemec (ep), Scott Rosenberg (ep), Richard Shepard (ep), Bryan Furst (ep), Sean Furst (ep), Daniel Gutman (ep), Gary Fleder (d)
LOGLINE: Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.
CAST: Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Malese Jow, Titus Makin Jr, Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
REIGN PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Stephanie Sengupta (w, ep), Laurie McCarthy (w, ep), Brad Silberling (d)
LOGLINE: The previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue.
CAST: Adelaide Kane, Anna Popplewell, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Megan Follows, Janessa Grant, Caitlin Stasey, Torrance Coombs, Rossif Sutherland
THE SELECTION PASSED ON
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Elizabeth Craft (w, ep), Sarah Fain (w, ep), Alex Graves (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set 300 years in the future, an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. Balancing her loyalty to family, true love, and kingdom, she must attempt to remain true to herself as she navigates the cutthroat competition and palace intrigue, all while a budding rebellion threatens to topple the crown. Based on the book by Keira Cass.
CAST: Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey, Sean Patrick Thomas, Louise Lombard, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham, Lucien Laviscount, Sarah Winter, Ben Aldridge, Melanie Liburd
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti TV/FremantleMedia
TEAM: Phil Klemmer (w, ep), Julie Plec (ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Danny Cannon (d, ep), Melissa Kellner Berman (co-ep)
LOGLINE: In the vein of X-Men and Heroes, it’s the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. Based upon the original UK series created by Roger Price.
CAST: Robbie Amell, Madeleine Mantock, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Aaron Yoo