CW Pilot Scoop: UK Starlet Is the Latest Selection

The Selection SpoilersBritish actress Sarah Winter is the newest addition to The CW’s drama pilot The Selection, TVLine has learned.

From Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (Dollhouse, The Vampire Diaries), the Hunger Games-meets-The Bachelor project is set 300 years in the future and centers on a working class woman (played by Israeli actress Yael Grobglas) reluctantly chosen by lottery to participate in a competition for the hand of a prince (Michael Malarkey) and thus become the nation’s next queen.

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Winter — who’ll next be seen in the Dr. Who origins telepic An Adventure in Space and Time — will play Ashley Brovillette, a naïve young woman thrilled to be among the Selection’s participants.

Buffy alum Anthony Head was cast earlier this week as king of the royal family.

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  1. Leena says:

    Um, this show sounds weird. Like it should be a teen movie from 2001 instead of a whole series.

  2. lariet50 says:

    Ashley? She was barely a character in the book.

    • Josh says:

      Obviously they need to make characters more important in this series…It’s going to be hard from them to make a poorly written book into a poorly made/acted TV show.

  3. Jason says:

    #1: Skeptical, but hopeful, that this concept can be a continuing *series.* There’s gotta be way more to it than a competition to be princess.

    #2: Other than Lucien and Head, I’m not exactly doing cartwheels over the casting. Who ARE these people?

  4. Belle says:

    Geez, enough already….bring back the other cast, these NOBODY’S are gonna scare people off!!!!!

  5. nick1372 says:

    Sheesh. It doesn’t really matter if the cast members are not well-known people. Teen shows are almost always like that. I’m not sure, but wasn’t Glee’s hu-uge cast a bunch of nobodies too?