The CW Buys High School Monster Drama from Gossip Girl Producers

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The CW Copeland PrepTake Season 1-era Blair Waldorf on her worst day and cross her with a chupacabra, and you’ve got a sense of what the creative minds behind Gossip Girl and Twilight have in store for The CW.

The network has ordered a script for Copeland Prep, a drama about a private high school so competitive it turns its students into actual monsters, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Gossip Girl EPs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will co-executive produce along with Brett Easton Ellis (American Psycho), who’ll also write the pilot. Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will serve as executive consultant.

In addition to Gossip Girl — which begins its final season on Monday, Oct. 8 — Schwartz’s Fake Empire is also behind the network’s Hart of Dixie, Carrie Diaries and Cult.



Comments (25)

  • The CW is becoming “The Schwartz Network” The CW should really try and take new ideas from, oh I don’t know, other show creators and producers maybe? Try and broaden their spectrum a bit?

    Comment by iMember – September 12, 2012 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds stupid but Brett Easton is such a great writer. I think they won’t leave the high school dramas aside…

    Comment by Peeta – September 12, 2012 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, The CW is plagued with them starting with GG and 90210. I think they should think of a show that will keep the exhighschoolers who watched GG with something new.
      I mean, the other ‘aristocratic’ and ‘money fuelled’ show is Revenge.

      Comment by Olivia – October 2, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Stephanie Savage’s work, but I will never forgive her for letting other people ruin Gossip Girl.

    Comment by itsmemartu – September 12, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just when I thought the CW was easing its way out of the High School shows, but it’s still really early, this show mostlikley won’t make to our screens.

    Comment by zan – September 12, 2012 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah Brett Easton Ellis and The CW just don’t mix…haha..

      Comment by Josh – September 12, 2012 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah there is no way this getting greenlight. Brett Easton Ellis writing a tv show is going to be WAY to messed up for network tv haha

    Comment by Josh – September 12, 2012 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also not sure what it’s about…so they’re like turning them into monsters or ar ethey already monsters who have “their bad side” brought out.

      Comment by Josh – September 12, 2012 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Who cares. I’m sure they’ll just rip off parts of Buffy all they can.

        Comment by Keenan – September 12, 2012 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They need to quit with the high school drama and graduate already

    Comment by Ram510 – September 12, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 2 annoying people plus one homophobe and Twilight person all involved in this show? Yeah, I think I’ll be passing on it

    Comment by Sara – September 12, 2012 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bret Easton Ellis is gay so can he really be a homophobe?

      Comment by Stuart Rošś – September 13, 2012 12:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Have you ever read any of his tweets or novels? He may be gay, but he’s still a homophobe…

        Comment by Tommy. – September 13, 2012 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No thanks CW, had enough of this crap

    Comment by Hojana – September 12, 2012 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The network has ordered a script for Copeland Prep, a drama about a private high school so competitive it turns its students into actual monsters,

    LOLOLOL

    what .

    Comment by JT – September 13, 2012 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds a lot like Teen Wolf

    Comment by Mike – September 13, 2012 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s an insult, because Teen Wolf is actually an amazing television series and its premise is not even similar to this. “Private High School so competitive that it turns its students into actual monsters?” Yeah, that’s not Teen Wolf.

      Comment by iMember – September 13, 2012 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely had to read the article paragraph again to make sure I read it right. I think I still read it wrong.

    Comment by Emily – September 13, 2012 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok while I think the plot sounds stupid I do like Josh Schwartz, so I’m tempted to give it a try.

    Comment by Mary – September 13, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds like possibly the worst thing ever. This premise takes everything terrible about pop culture from the last five years and mashes it together under the direction of people who are either personality hated or are notorious for churning out crap.

    Comment by Kevin – September 13, 2012 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i got a pov of the super hot pamela in 1080p HD?

    go to my channel.

    Comment by EX GF pics – September 28, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what is the cw age demographic? last teen show i watched was BTVS,maybe a cost cutting move have them all in high school shows buy a defunt school and cheap set costs

    Comment by Mad Hobbit – October 2, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously?! Why don’t you just rebroadcast Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Buffy was better written than anything that Schwartz and Savage can come up with. Plus Buffy has the added benefit of cult status and a proven ability to connect teen problems to monster scenarios. Besides Buffy ran for 7 years so you don’t have to worry about the quality diminishing drastically after two years; which is something you have to worry about with S and S as that is their M.O.

    Comment by charissa29 – October 6, 2012 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no monsters

    Comment by elliebh99 – October 25, 2012 03:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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