The CW has ordered three additional scripts for their freshman drama series’ The Originals, The Tomorrow People & Reign, TVWise has learned.
The script orders are a sign of confidence in The Originals, The Tomorrow People & Reign from CW execs, especially as Reign doesn’t premiere for another week. That said, both The Originals and The Tomorrow People have been strong performers for the network; with The Originals premiering to 2.21 million viewers and a 1.0 A18-49 rating and The Tomorrow People opening to 2.3 million viewers and a 0.9 A18-49 rating.
With the orders for additional scripts, The Originals, The Tomorrow People & Reign joins another new series from the 2013-2014 season which has also received an order for additional scripts – Fox’s comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Meanwhile, The Blacklist, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Sleepy Hollow – the three hits of the fall season – bypassed additional script orders and received straight pick ups; with Sleepy Hollow earning a second season renewal and The Blacklist & Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. receiving traditional back nine orders.