Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2019 The CW Pilots & Series Orders
BATWOMAN (Picked up to series)
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Based on the DC Comics characters.
Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television
Caroline Dries (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Geoff Johns (ep), David Nutter (ep), Marcos Siega (d, ep)
A gender-nonconforming recent high school graduate lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.
CBS Television Studios
Jordon Nardino (w, ep), Damon Wayans Jr. (ep), Eva Longoria (d, ep), Kameron Tarlow (co-ep)
Peyton List, Susan Santiago, Chester Lockhart, Brady Dalton Richards, Brooke Shields, Ben J. Pierce, Jade Payton, Pierson Fodé
JANE THE NOVELA (Not going forward)
A telenovela anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin in which each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author. The first installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don't stay buried for long.
CBS Television Studios/Sutton Street Production/I Can and I Will Production/Propagate
Valentina Garza (w, ep), Gina Rodriguez (ep), Jennie Snyder Urman (ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Joanna Klein (ep), Emily Gipson (ep), Jorge Granier (ep), Gary Pearl (ep), Brad Silberling (d, ep)
'Riverdale' spinoff set in a timeless New York City, enchanting as Riverdale is moody, where aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene meets Josie McCoy, fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams. Their world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez - and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger. While their climb to the top is rife with obstacles, this found family will stop at nothing to see their names in lights. Based on the Archie Comics characters.
Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television/CBS Television Studios
Robert Aguirre-Sacasa (w, ep), Michael Grassi (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Jon Goldwater (ep), Maggie Kiley (d, ep)
Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Johnny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz, Katherine LaNasa
THE LOST BOYS (Will be replioted off-cycle)
Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat -- and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla's eternally beautiful and youthful undead. Based on the 1987 Warner Bros movie.
Warner Bros. Television/Spondoolie Productions/Gulfstream Television
Heather Mitchell (w, ep), Rob Thomas (ep), Dan Etheridge (ep), Catherine Hardwicke (d), Rebecca Franko (p)
Medalion Rahimi, Dakota Shapiro
NANCY DREW (Picked up to series)
Untitled Nancy Drew Project
Set in the summer after her high school graduation, when 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she'd be leaving her hometown for college. But when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation -- and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
CBS Television Studios/Fake Empire
Noga Landau (w, ep), Melinda Hsu Taylor (ep, sr), Josh Schwartz (w, ep), Stephanie Savage (w, ep), Larry Teng (d, co-ep), Lis Rowinski (ep)
Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Alvina August, Pamela Sue Martin
UNTITLED ARROW SPINOFF (Backdoor pilot in 'Arrow')
Female-fronted 'Arrow' spinoff focuses on Mia Smoak/Green Arrow and the Canaries: Laurel Lance and Dinah Drake. It’s the year 2040 in Star City, and Mia Queen has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel and Dinah suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can’t help but be a hero, and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city.”
Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television
Beth Schwartz (w, ep), Marc Guggenheim (w, ep), Jill Blankenship (w, ep), Oscar Balderrama (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep)
UNTITLED THE 100 PREQUEL (Backdoor pilot in 'The 100')
Set 97 years before the events of the original series, it starts with the end of the world -- a nuclear apocalypse that wipes out most of the human population on Earth -- and follows a band of survivors on the ground as they learn to cope in a dangerous world while fighting to create a new and better society from the ashes of what came before.
Alloy Entertainment/Warner Bros. TV/CBS Television Studios
Jason Rothenberg (w, ep), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep),