CW's 'Carrie Diaries,' 'Arrow,' 'Cult,' 'First Cut,' 'Beauty and the Beast' Ordered to Series
The young-skewing network has picked up five of its eight pilots,
betting big on Josh Schwartz with both "Cult" and "Arrow."
The CW has picked up five of its eight pilots to series, including two projects from Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz.
Here's a look at what made the cut:
Logline: Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment,
this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics
character Green Arrow (Stephen Amell).
Cast: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne (second position to ABC's The
River), Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson
(guest/recurring), Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Colin Salmon
Team: EP/W Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg; D David Nutter
Studio: Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television
The Carrie Diaries
Logline: Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie
Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first
questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the
worlds of high school and Manhattan.
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman,
Stefania Owen, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Matt Letscher, Chloe Bridges
Team: EP/W Amy Harris; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell; D Miguel Arteta
Studio: Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television
Logline: An inquisitive young female production assistant (Jessica
Lucas) on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger
(Matt Davis) in investigating the show's rabid fans. Together, the duo
finds the fans might be re-creating crime scenes from the show in their
real lives -- behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a
Cast: Matt Davis (equal footing with The Vampire Diaries), Jessica
Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper, Andrew Leeds (guest in the pilot
w/option to recur)
Team: EP/W Rockne O'Bannon; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein; EP/D Jason Ensler
Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Fake Empire, NS Pictures Inc., CBS Television Studios
Beauty and the Beast
Logline: Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the
1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural
twist. Smallville's Kristin Kreuk is the Beauty to Jay Ryan's Beast.
Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown, Brian White
Team: EP/W Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper; EP Paul J. Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Bill Haber; D Gary Fleder
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Logline: Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the
adult professional world, a newly minted doctor (Mamie Gummer) discovers
that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no
different than high school.
Cast: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Jack Coleman, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King, Necar Zadegan
Team: W/EP Jennie Snyder Urman; EP Dan Jinks; D Bharat Nalluri
Studio: CBS Television Studios