CW Orders 5 Pilots to Series

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Charmed is a supernatural series and a reboot of the WB drama of the same name. Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman is an executive producer on this new version, which was developed by writers on Jane: Amy Rardin and Jessica O'Toole. The series is produced by CBS Studios. The logline for the series, from Deadline: "After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy."

In the Dark is about "a flawed and irreverent blind woman [who] is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind, the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents" (logline from Deadline). The series is a dramedy produced by CBS Studios. This follows the tradition of CBS-produced dramedies on the CW: Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which are both heading into their final seasons, and the short-lived No Tomorrow.

Roswell is a sci-fi teen drama that's a reboot of the WB/UPN series of the same name. So You Think You Can Dance winner Jeanine Mason, who currently recurs on Grey's Anatomy, will lead the series. The Vampire Diaries creator Julie Plec is an executive producer. Warner Bros. produces the series. The logline for the series, from Deadline: "After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance."

All American (FKA Spencer) is a high school football drama inspired by the life of professional football player Spencer Paysinger. Reign writer April Blair, who also created short-lived ABC Family series Jane by Design, created the series. Greg Berlanti, producer on many shows, including the CW's DCTV shows and Riverdale, executive produces. Warner Bros. produces the series. The logline for the series, from Deadline: "When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide."

Legacies, The Originals spin-off stars Danielle Rose Russell in her role from the final season of The Originals, Hope Mikaelson, and The Vampire Diaries star Matthew Davis in his role as Alaric. This project had not been given a pilot order, traditional or backdoor, but was reported to be in contention in March, with a presentation being put together for CW executives, along with a pitch from Julie Plec, creator of both The Originals and this spin-off. Per Deadline, this spin-off is "said to be revolving around the younger generation Originals."

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