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The CW has had a change of plans for the debut of The Flash. Originally it was planned that the character of Barry Allen would appear in episodes 8 and 9 of Arrow to introduce the character, but then in episode 20 he would become The Flash, serving as a backdoor pilot to spin off into another series.
Now the plan (per Deadline) is to leave him in episodes 8 and 9, but will now be given a traditional pilot with which, they hope, to kick off the series.
CW saves all three new series, giving back end orders for The Tomorrow People, Reign and The Originals
The CW is hoping it bats 1.000 this season, keeping all three freshman drama series The Tomorrow People, Reign and The Originals with back end orders for a full season.
The spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, has made good gains in viewers after a moderate debut, reaching a 0.9 rating for the 18-49 demo as well as 2 million same-day total viewers. The other two are holding steady at around 0.6, but all three also enjoy a fairly strong digital viewership as well.
The CW is developing Colony, a drama about a group of explorers who colonize Mars, “willing to leave their lives behind to brave the dangers of another planet, and the terrifying reality they discover.”
The CW is partnering with CBS TV Studios and Kennedy-Marshall for the project, with Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time, Flash Forward) writing the script. The story is based off the story of the Roanoke colony, called “The Lost Colony”, where all the colonists disappeared mysteriously between 1587 and 1560, with the only clues the word “Croatoan” carved into a fence and “Cro” carved into a tree.
Robert Zotnowski and Frank Marshall will executive produce for Kennedy-Marshall along with Goldberg.
Check out this 30 second teaser for CW’s remake of The Tomorrow People!
Among the various pilot yeas-and-nays going around today, one pickup we were following was the remake of 1970s BBC SF show The Tomorrow People.
From Warner Bros TV, Berlanti TV and FremantleMedia, The Tomorrow People is 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 in the vein of X-Men and Heroes. Robbie Amell, Madeleine Mantock, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, and Aaron Yoo star. Phil Klemmer is the writer and executive producer with Julie Plec, Greg Berlanti and Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-exec producer.
The CW Network’s pilot The Tomorrow People – a remake of the 70s classic BBC children’s show, presumably with an older tone – has signed a couple stars.
Robbie Amell (1600 Penn, True Jackson, V.P.) will take the lead role as Stephen, one of the “Tomorrow People”, a group of young people “who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil.” Mark Pellegrino (Being Human, Supernatural) will play Dr. Jedikiah Price, an evolutionary biologist determined to contain the “threat” posed by them.
In addition, Luke Mitchell (Home and Away) will play John Young, another of the Tomorrow People who can teleport and recruits others, while Peyton List (Mad Men) Cara, the (lone?) female of the group.
Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) will executive produce, with a script from Phil Klemmer (Chuck).
The CW has given the greenlight to The Hundred from Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic) and WB TV/Alloy Entertainment. Based on some upcoming books by Kass Morgan, The Hundred 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.
A variation of Lord of the Flies maybe?
After only two episodes aired, Arrow appears to be impressing both viewers and the network. The CW has already given a full season order for the freshman hero drama, after the premiere became the network’s most-watched show in several years, and the second airing held the ratings – something no other freshman drama has done this fall.
Torchwood‘s (and Doctor Who‘s) own Captain Jack will be back on TV – in the U.S. no less – as EW Inside TV reports actor John Barrowman has joined the cast of the CW’s Arrow, based on the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow, in a recurring role.
Although the name of the role isn’t mentioned, he is described as a “well-dressed man…as mysterious as he is wealthy…he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.” The Queen family refers to the Green Arrow’s name of Oliver Queen, the former mayor of Star City (which from the text may be renamed Starling City for the series?).
Speculation is that from the description it could be Stanley Dover Sr., a philanthropist but has a very, very dark side…
The CW has picked up two genre shows for series this fall, both we’ve mentioned before: Arrow, based on the Green Arrow comics, and remake of the 1980′s classic modern retelling of Beauty And The Beast…check out the preview videos below!