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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