US Upfronts 2014/15: The CW

The Flash will race onto The CW’s schedule after the network announced three new dramas for 2014/15.

The CW

The CW

The series will debut in the fall, while iZombie and The Messengers will air in midseason.

Arrow (season three), Beauty & the Beast (season three), Hart of Dixie (season four), Reign (season two), Supernatural (season ten), The 100 (season two), The Originals (season two), and The Vampire Diaries (season six) will all return to the schedule in 2014/15.Star-Crossed (one season), The Carrie Diaries (two seasons), and The Tomorrow People (one season) were cancelled, while Nikita finished its four season run.

The Flash, based on the DC Entertainment characters, is about a CSI investigator who discovers he has super speed after he is hit by lightning during a freak storm – but he is not the only “meta-human” and not everyone is using their new powers for good. The series stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L Martin. It is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter and Sarah Schechter.

The Flash

The Flash

iZombie is about an over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible.  The series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders, and Nora Dunn.  It is from Bonanza Productions in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge.

iZombie

iZombie

The Messengers is about a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die from the energy pulse created when a mysterious object crashes to Earth – but then awaken again as angels of the coming Apocalypse. The series stars Shantel VanSanten, Jon Fletcher, Sofia Black-D’Elia, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney, Anna Diop, and Diogo Morgado. It is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros Entertainment, in association with Thunder Road Pictures, with executive producers Trey Callaway, Basil Iwanyk and co-executive producers Eoghan O’Donnell, Kent Kubena, and Ava Jamshidi.

The Messengers

The Messengers