The CW has set their line-up for the 2015-2016 season by handing out series orders to three of their drama pilots. The three dramas to get the nod were the Arrow/The Flash team-up spin-off (now titled DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow), Belgian adaptation Cordon and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (which was initially developed as a half-hour at premium cable network Showtime).
From DC Comics and Warner Bros Television, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is described as a “team up” show, featuring recurring players from both Arrow and The Flash, as well as other characters from the DC Comics universe. The cast includes Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Ciarra Renee, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller. The executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim.
Cordon is based on the Belgian series and opens as an epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, To combat the outbreak, a large city wide quarantine is quickly enforced, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives. The drama is produced by Warner Bros Television and stars David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Trevor St. John. The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec penned the script and will executive produce alongside director David Nutter.
Originally developed for Showtime as a half-hour series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an hour-long dramedy which stars Rebecca Bloom as a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California. CBS Television Studios is producing, with Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna and Marc Wenn executive producing.
All three pick ups come after the network’s top-brass made decisions on their existing line-up. Returning next season is The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Beauty & The Beast and iZombie; while, as expected, both Hart Of Dixie and The Messengers have been cancelled. From what I hear the remaining pilots at The CW, including Marc Cherry’s buzzy Cheerleader Death Squad, are dead and wont be moving forward.