The first of the pilots are two remakes, ‘Tales from the Darkside’ and ‘Cordon’.
Stephen King’s son and Locke and Key comics writer, Joe Hill, is behind ‘Tales from the Darkside’, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The show is based on the original ‘Darkside’ series from the 1980s. THR said the show “is described as a reinvention of the horror/fantasy/thriller anthology.”
Each episode will be different and feature different characters and actors. It will take shape much like other anthology series, like ‘The Twilight Zone’.
According to THR, the show will be executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci from ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and Mitchell Galin (‘The Stand’). The producers from the original ‘Darkside’, Heather Kadin (K/O Paper Products president) and Jerry Golod are also on board.
‘Cordon’ is from a fan favorite, the creator of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’, Julie Plec.
The show is based on the original Belgian series, ‘Eyeworks’, and shows what happens when a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta and the city quarantines itself. The story will show loved ones torn apart, the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes, THR reported.
Carl Joos created the original and David Nutter (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Flash’, Arrow’) has signed on to executive produce, and direct the pilot.
The CW also picked-up a pilot from ‘Californication’ creator, Tom Kapinos, according to The Wrap.
The main character will have a near-death experience that will enable him to see and interact with ghosts. He is described “as a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver.” He will also be able to see his ex-wife who passed away and who he has never been able to get over.
Tom will be writing and directing the series, The Wrap reported.
The fourth pilot the CW has picked-up is ‘Cheerleader Death Squad’, from the producers of ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, Variety reported.
The pilot will follow a former CIA agent who is now teaching at a prep school in Washington, D.C. He realizes that his students have high level access through their personal connections. He recruits “them to be his eyes and ears in the world of international espionage so he can make his way back into the CIA.”
Marc Cherry (‘Desperate Housewives’), Neal Baer (‘SVU’) and Dan Truly (‘SVU’) will be executive producing and writing the pilot. Sabrina Wind (‘Desperate Housewives’) will also be executive producing, according to Variety.
No casting details have been released yet for these shows. Primetime Addiction will keep you posted on new developments.
Do any of these shows sound like they have the potential to be your new favorite show?