Pilot Scoop: The CW Orders Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Drama The Messengers

It’s official: The CW will begin shooting logo-cw-300The Messengers next month.

The network has handed a pilot order to the sci-fi drama, penned by Teen Wolf scribe Eoghan O’Donnell.

The conceit: When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

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O’Donnell serves as an exec producer alongside Basil Iwanyk (The Expendables), Kent Kubena and Ava Jamshidi.