Insatiable Netflix Series Order Debby Ryan The CW Pilot

Debby Ryan's CW Pilot Insatiable Scores Series Order at Netflix

Looks like the beauty pageant is back on: Netflix has scooped up Debby Ryan’s failed CW pilot Insatiable, giving the hour-long dark comedy a 13-episode order. 

Our sister site Deadline reports that the streaming service is finalizing a deal with CBS Television Studios, which would make Insatiable a Netflix original series. Disney Channel alum Ryan (Jessie) stars as a bullied teen who enters the world of beauty pageants to exact revenge on her tormentors. Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead) co-stars as her pageant coach; TV veterans Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham also signed on to join the supporting cast.

Originally developed at The CW, Insatiable didn’t make the cut for the network’s 2017-18 primetime slate, losing out to the Dynasty reboot and military drama Valor. It’s rare that a network rescues a pilot that’s already been rejected by a rival, but Amazon did pick up the Giovanni Ribisi con-man drama Sneaky Pete after CBS passed on it in 2015. (And the move paid off: Amazon ordered a second season of Pete back in January.)

Are you happy that Insatiable is getting another shot? Judges, tally your scores in the comments.

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23 Comments
  1. Goldenvibefan says:

    Searchers deserved being greenlit more than Insatiable does

    • Danyelle says:

      You saw it? How? Would love to have seen the pilot. DM me the link if you have one, shhh.

      • No need to be bitchy Danyellle! The info online for Searchers is as limited as Insatiable – a description of the premise and the people involved. It’s more than reasonable for one to prefer one premise over another. I also don’t see why you think you’d be entitled to see the pilot. Do you even work in the industry?

  2. Derek says:

    That will make someone rather happy since I read comments saying “why not Insatiable instead” on every single article reporting a CW pick-up this year.

    • Haz says:

      …while pissing off a number of Sense8 fans.

      • Dysturbed says:

        Any Sense8 fan who is pissed off about Insatiable being added to Netflix needs to face the reality that it’s addition to Netflix has absolutely nothing to do with the cancellation of Senes8. It isn’t like when a network has limited slots to fill and cancels a show with the specific purpose of finding room for a new one.

        • Derek says:

          Probably Sense8’s viewership did not justify its budget. However, Netflix failed not green-lighting a film or one episode special to properly end it. When you depend on subscriptions, it’s bad publicity to leave a fanbase hanging.

          • Temperance says:

            And Netflix made ZERO effort to try and trim the budget – which could have easily been done with no loss of quality because of the massive location budget. They didn’t even try.

    • Ray says:

      That was probably me, although I don’t know if I was that thorough. :)

      I’m delighted to have Insatiable to look forward to. What a unique premise in today’s landscape full of reboots and by-the-numbers procedurals. Being on Netflix might even be a blessing in disguise considering the producers are no longer beholden to network execs and censorship regulations.

  3. Isaac says:

    And Insatiable just became 10x more popular than the pilots CW picked this year

    • Riana says:

      All of the shows are going to hit Netflix. Although, the show will have more freedom. They can add swearing, nudity if anyone is interested in such and more adult comedy

  4. aria808 says:

    You should also add that Netflix picked up “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” after NBC passed on it.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Not the same thing; NBC was prepared to air UKS but had concerns about what time of season and what it’d pair it with. Netflix was brought in to solve the problem.

  5. Steven says:

    Can’t wait to see Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham on screen together! Brings me back to the WB days.

  6. Ray says:

    Yesssssssss!!!!!! There is a God!

    This was the *one* pilot I was looking forward to materializing for 2017-2018. Thank you, Netflix! I know you made a whole lot of folks pretty angry lately but you’ve made this one guy incredibly happy!

  7. dude says:

    Yaas. I was really looking forward to this!

  8. Sabrina says:

    This show sounds much better than most of the shows that were greenlit so I’m glad it’s getting a chance. I’ll definitely check it out when it’s available.

  9. CDC says:

    Can’t wait to see Dallas Roberts and Debby Ryan killing it. So excited!

  10. Isn’t Debby Ryan 24? Why is she playing a teen again? She’s been playing adults for a while.

  11. Luis says:

    Tha1t’s news to my ears!!

  12. Luis says:

    To everyone that is complaining, give Debby Ryan a second chance to impress. She has impressed me way more than Miley Cyrus ever did from 2006-2011. So take your sour grapes and shove them aside. Put Debby Ryan in front and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon in the middle. Haters definitely hate, but you know who you are.