The CW Picks Up ‘Arrow’, ‘Beauty And The Beast’, ‘The Carrie Diaries’, ‘Cult’ & ‘First Cut’ To Series

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In what is the network’s largest ever amount of series orders, The CW has picked up its drama pilots Arrow, Beauty and the Beat, The Carrie Diaries, Cult and First Cut to series.

Arrow, which hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, is a modern take on the story of the DC comics character Green Arrow. The cast of Arrow includes Stephen Amell, Jamey Sheridan, Katie Cassidy, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell and Willa Holland.

Beauty and the Beast (not to be confused with ABC’s pilot) is loosely based on the 1980’s series of the same name and is a modern day take on the classic fairy tale. The series stars Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown and Brian White. CBS Television Studios is producing, with Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Ron Koslow, Bill Haber, C. Anthony Thomas and Paul J. Witt serving as executive producers.

The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to HBO’s Sex And The City and is based on the novel of the same name. The series follows Carrie in 1980’s Manhattan as she is still in high school. The cast includes AnnaSophia Robb, Freema Agyeman, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Matt Letscher, Ellen Wong, Stefania Owen and Katie Findlay. Fake Empire is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell and writer Amy Harris serving as executive producers.

Cult, which hails from Rockne S. O’Bannon, Fake Empire and Warner Bros. Television, follows a production assistant on a TV show called ‘Cult.’ After noticing a rash of dissapearances and murders that appear to be connected to the show, she teams up with an investigative reporter to fond out what is really going on. The series stars Jessica Lucas, Matt Davis, Alona Tal and Robert Knepper.

First Cut, which was created by Jennie Snyder Urman, revolves around a newly qualified doctor who learns that the hospital that she works at it just like her high school. The cast includes Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Jack Coleman, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King and Necar Zadegan. CBS Television Studios is producing, with Urman and Dan Jinks serving as executive producers.