The CW Buys Action Drama ‘Searchers’ From ‘The 100’ Creator & Greg Berlanti

Courtesy of WME

Greg Berlanti Productions is capping a very prolific development season with another sale at the CW. The Warner Bros. TV-based company has teamed with Jason Rothenberg, developer, executive producer and showrunner of the CW/WBTV series The 100, for action/adventure drama project Searchers.

Written by Rothenberg, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths, and unexplainable mysteries of the world.

Rothenberg executive produces with Berlanti Prods.’ Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.


For Berlanti Prods., Searchers joins a host of other dramas sold this season. The company has two projects with pilot production commitments: the superhero-themed Black Lightning at Fox, written by Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, and Deception at ABC, written by Chris Fedak. At ABC, the company also has a put pilot commitment for drama Criminal, written by Blindspot‘s Martin Gero and Brendan Gall, and also is developing drama The Marquis, written by Jake Coburn and exec produced by Julie Plec. At the CW, Berlanti Prods. has drama Casa, penned by Ed Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft. In comedy, the company has Raised By Wolves, written by Diablo Cody, which has a script plus penalty commitment at ABC, and two half-hour projects at Fox, with Erin Foster and Marisa Coughlan. Berlanti and Rothenberg are repped by WME. Rothenberg also is repped by Morris Yorn.

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