The CW has started making its pilot pick ups. The network has picked up The 100, Reign, Oxygen and The Tomorrow People. All four have received orders for 13 episodes and join Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, which was picked up last month shortly after its pilot aired as an episode of The Vampire Diaries. No word yet on the fate of the network’s bubble series Nikita and The Carrie Diaries, but we should hear soon.
Created by Jason Rothenberg, The 100 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. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television & Alloy Entertainment and stars Eliza Taylor, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Marie Avgeropoulos, Paige Turco, Kelly Hu, Christopher Larkin and Thomas McDonell. The pilot was directed by Bahrat Nalluri, with Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serving as executive producers.
Penned by Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy, Reign tells the previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The drama is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Adelaide Kane, Anna Popplewell, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Megan Follows, Janessa Grant, Caitlin Stasey, Torrance Coombs and Rossif Sutherland. The pilot was directed by Brad Silberling, with Sengupta and McCarthy serving as executive producers.
Star Crossed (formerly known as Oxygen) was written by Meredith Averill and tells the story of an epic romance which ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since. The drama is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Malese Jow, Titus Makin Jr, Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley and Maggie Elizabeth Jones. The pilot was directed by Gary Fleder, with Averill, Daniel Gutman, Richard Shepard, Josh Appelbaum, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Scott Rosenberg and Andre Nemec serving as executive producers.
Based on the British series of the same name, The Tomorrow People tells 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. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Television & FreemantleMedia and stars Robbie Amell, Madeleine Mantock, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino and Aaron Yoo. The pilot was directed by Danny Cannon, with Julie Plec, Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Cannon serving as executive producers.