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[05/11/18 - 03:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 11 - The CW Issues Series Orders to Five Dramas
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2018-19 season (via press release):

ALL AMERICAN

Logline: When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Crenshaw and Beverly Hills - begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Executive Producer/Writer: April Blair

Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter

Director/Executive Producer: Rob Hardy

Producer: Robbie Rogers

Consultant: Dane Morck

Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions

CHARMED

Logline: After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Executive Producers/Writers: Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin

Executive Producer/Story by: Jennie Urman

Executive Producers: Brad Silberling (director), Ben Silverman, Carter Covington

Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content

IN THE DARK

Logline: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only "witness" to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

EP/W: Corinne Kingsbury

EPs: Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, Emily Fox (Red Hour Films)

Director/EP: Michael Showalter

Auspices: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films

LEGACIES

Logline: Continuing the tradition of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves... in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be - or the villains they were born to be?

Executive Producer/Writer: Julie Plec, Brett Matthews

Executive Producers: Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo

Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

Logline: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he's an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Executive Producer/Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie

Executive Producers: Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank (Amblin Television); Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown

Executive Producer/Director: Julie Plec

Based on the Roswell High book series, by Melinda Metz

Auspices: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions






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· ALL AMERICAN (CW)
· CHARMED (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IN THE DARK (CW)
· LEGACIES (CW)
· ORIGINALS, THE (CW)
· ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (CW)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)





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