The CW has made its pilot orders and ordered one show straight-to-series for the 2021-2022 television season.
According to EW, The CW’s straight-to-series order is a reboot of The 4400 from Riverdale writer Ariana Fickle and will be executive produced by Anna Frickle and Laura Terry. The synopsis for the show reads: “4400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years are all returned in an instant, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to analyze the potential threat and contain the story, the 4400 themselves must grapple with the fact that they’ve been returned with a few…upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were all brought back now for a specific reason.”
The three pilot orders are one fit for the Arrowverse/DC series on the network, one childhood fave all grown, and something with nuns.
Naomi, which will be produced by Ava DuVernay, is based off the Brian Michael Bendis comic, which we HIGHLY recommend. The synopsis says that the potential series “follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.” DuVernay wrote the pilot script with Jill Blankenship (Arrow) with Sarah Bremner & Paul Garnes serving as EPs.
The Powerpuff Girls live-action sequel series also got the pilot order, which…um…yay? Why? Anyway, the series synopsis reads: “The Powerpuff Girls used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes, now they’re disillusioned twenty-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?” Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier will pen the pilot script and serve as EPs. Also on board as EPs are Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden.
The last one is currently being called Untitled Urman/Rothrock/Weir Project, but we’ve been calling “Nuns: The Next Generation”in our head. The series synopsis reads: “A dramedy about two millennial nuns – a devout true believer, and a new arrival who has yet to take her final vows – who start as strangers and become sisters on a funny, spiritual journey to understand their own faith and place in the Catholic church.” Claire Rothrock and Ryann Weir will pen the script and serve as EPs. Also serving as EPs are Jennie Snyder Urman & Joanna Klein.
There’s no word on the potential Wonder Girl series at this time.
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