On the heels of renewing Beauty and the Beast, Hart Of Dixie and The 100, The CW has now made calls on their pilots. The network has picked up The Flash, The Messengers, iZombie and Jane The Virgin to series. In addition, The CW has passed on the Supernatural spin-off which, despite early buzz, was greeted with a largely negative reaction when the backdoor pilot aired earlier this month.
The Flash follows Barry Allen, a scientist who, through a freak accident, is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.The drama project is being produced by Warner Bros. Television & Berlanti Productions and stars Grant Gustin (Arrow), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Necessary Roughness), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Candice Patton (The Game), Tom Cavanagh (Royal Pains) and Carlos Valdes. The executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter.
Penned by Eoghan O’Donnell, The Messengers picks up after a mysterious object crashes on Earth and follows a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die from an energy pulse from said object. However, they later awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse. CBS Television Studios is producing with O’Donnell, Iwanyk, Kent Kubena and Ava Jamshidi serving as executive producers. The cast includes Shantel VanSanten, Joel Courtney, Diogo Morgado, Craig Frank, Sofia Black-D’Elia and Jon Fletcher.
Based on the DC Comic, iZombie follows Liv, a med-student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the Coroner’s Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. With every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse’s memories. In order to quiet the voices in her head she teams with a police detective and her boss to solve homicide cases. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Rose McIver, Alexander Krosney, Malcolm Goodwin, David Anders, Nora Dunn, Ruhul Kohli and Robert Buckley. The script was written by Diane Ruggiero and Rob Thomas, who also directed. The executive producers are Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.
Penned by Jennie Snyder Urman, Jane The Virgin picks up when a series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina to be accidentally artificially inseminated, The drama is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Gina Rodriguez, Ivonne Coll, Andrea Navedo, Jaime Camil, Brett Dier, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni and Ryan Devlin. The executive producers are Jennie Snyder Urman, Gary Pearl, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling and Jorge Granier.