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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders

The CW

2020 The CW Pilots & Series Orders

2 Pilots
2 Series Orders


SUPERMAN & LOIS (Ordered straight to series)

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.

Studio Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television

Team Todd Helbing (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Geoff Johns (ep)

Cast Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch

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.”

Studio Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television

Team 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.

Studio Alloy Entertainment/Warner Bros. TV/CBS Television Studios

Team Jason Rothenberg (w, ep), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep),

Cast TBA

WALKER (Ordered straight to series)

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.

Studio CBS Television Studios/Rideback.

Team Anna Fricke (w, ep), Dan Lin (ep), Lindsay Liberatore (ep), Jared Padalecki (ep)

Cast Jared Padalecki


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