Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2014 The CW Pilots
THE FLASH PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Warner Bros Television
TEAM: Greg Berlanti (w, ep), Andrew Kreisberg (w, ep), Geoff Johns (w), David Nutter (d, ep), Melissa Kellner Berman (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Barry Allen is a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fanboy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.
CAST: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanaugh, John Wesley Shipp, Michelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui
IDENTITY PASSED ON
STUDIO: CBS Television Studio
TEAM: Corinne Brinkerhoff (w, ep), Alex Kurtzman (ep), Roberto Orci (ep), Heather Kadin (ep), Rob Golenberg (ep), Alon Aranya (ep), Gary Fleder (d)
LOGLINE: A young woman in need of a transplant learns she is related to a powerful family whose son is her only hope for a donor organ. The CIA approaches her to investigate the family’s involvement in domestic terrorism and to infiltrate their rarefied world. Her loyalty, morality and ethics are tested as she’s forced to slowly build a case against the family who saved her life.
CAST: Ahna O’Reilly, Matt Barr, Stephen Hagan, Mehcad Brooks, Manish Dayal, Patricia Wettig
iZOMBIE PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Rob Thomas (w, ep), Diane Ruggiero (w, ep), Danielle Stokdyk (ep), Dan Etheridge (ep)
LOGLINE: A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
CAST: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, David Anders, Robert Buckley, Nora Dunn, Ruhul Kohli, Aleks Paunovic
JANE THE VIRGIN PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Jennie Snyder Urman (w, ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Gary Pearl (ep), Jorge Granier (ep), Brad Silberling (d)
LOGLINE: A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela.
CAST: Gina Rodriguez, Jaime Camil, Yael Grobglas, Brett Dier, Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni, Ivonne Coll, Ryan Devlin
THE MESSENGERS PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Basil Iwanyk (ep), Eoghan O’Donnell (w, co-ep), Kent Kubena (ep) Ava Jamshidi (ep), Stephen Williams (d)
LOGLINE: When a mysterious object crashes down to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers dies from the energy pulse. But then they awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.
CAST: Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Joel Courtney, Jon Fletcher, Diogo Morgado, Craig Frank
SUPERNATURAL: BLOODLINES (formerly SUPERNATURAL: TRIBES; backdoor pilot) PASSED ON
STUDIO: Warner Bros Television
TEAM: Andrew Dabb (w, ep), Eric Kripke (ep), Robert Singer (ep), Jeremy Carver (ep), McG (ep), Robert Singer (d)
LOGLINE: Explores the clashing hunter and monster cultures of Chicago.
CAST: Melissa Roxburgh, Danielle Savre, Nathaniel Buzolic, Lucien Laviscount, Sean Faris, Stephen Martines
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