US pilots 2013/14: The CW

This is the third of five round-ups detailing the drama pilots ordered by the big five US networks for consideration for the 2013/14 season.

Each network subsequently announces which pilots have been ordered to series during their individual Upfronts presentation in May.

Next up is The CW, which has ordered eight drama pilots:

The CW

The CW


A drama about a family whose lives change forever when the patriarch is left in a paralysed state after a car crash that means he cannot speak or move but can still see and hear. His narration plays over his family’s stories and conflicts.

It is produced by CBS Television Studios and Timberman-Beverly Productions with executive producers Vera Herbert and David Marshall Grant.

Company Town

A family drama centering on two women who grew up together on a Naval base but are now on different sides following a scandal.

Sera Gamble, Taylor Hackford and Bill Haber executive produce for CBS Television Studios.

The 100

Almost a century after a nuclear war, a spaceship housing human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate whether it can be repopulated.

Based on the forthcoming The Hundred book series by Kass Morgan, Jason Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo executive produce for Warner Bros Television and Alloy Entertainment.

The Originals

A back-door pilot for a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries about the Original family in New Orleans, which is due to air in April.

Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo executive produce for Warner Bros Television, CBS Television Studios and Alloy Entertainment.


Nine aliens are integrated into a human high school ten years after they and hundreds of others land on Earth and are consigned to an internment camp where they have been imprisoned ever since.

Meredith Averill, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Richard Shepard, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst and Daniel Gutman executive produce for CBS Television Studios, Ole Productions, Isla de Babel and 360 Powwow.


The story of the young Mary, Queen of Scots and her rise to power in France.

Executive produced by Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy for CBS Television Studios.

The Selection

Set 300 years in the future where a working class young woman is chosen by lottery to take part in a competition with 25 other women to become the nation’s next Queen.

Based on the book by Kiera Cass, it is executive produced by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain for Warner Bros Television.

The Tomorrow People

Based on the UK series created by Roger Price about several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, and come together to defeat the forces of evil.

Phil Klemmer, Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec executive produce with co-executive producers Melissa Kellner Berman for Warner Bros Television, Berlanti Productions and FremantleMedia.

Source: Futon Critic / The Hollywood Reporter