We’ve still got a week to go before The CW unveils its official 2013-14 schedule, but we’re getting a good idea of which shows will be on that schedule. On Thursday, the network announced the pick-ups of four new drama pilots that will join The Originals, which was ordered last month.
The 100, The Tomorrow People, Reign and Star-Crossed (formerly Oxygen) have been added to The CW’s slate. The shows join The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Supernatural, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries and Nikita, which have already been renewed for next season.
The 100 takes place 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization and a spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. It stars Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick, Kelly Hu, Isaiah Washington, Eli Goree, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulous, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell and Christopher Larkin.
Reign is 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. There is a secret history of survival at French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue. The cast includes Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Combs, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Megan Follows, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell and Rossif Sutherland (in a recurring role).
Star-Crossed (formerly Oxygen) is the story of passion and politics threatening the peace when an epic romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a surburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately cosigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since. The show stars Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Malese Jow, Titus Mankin, Jr., Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley and Elizabeth Jones.
The Tomorrow People hails from CW favorites Julie Plec (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and is based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price. It 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 cast includes Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock and Aaron Yoo.
Which shows are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments below (It’ll help us decide which shows we need to cover in the fall)!