The CW jumped into the fall 2015-16 fray on Thursday, ordering three pilots to series including Arrow/Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The network also handed series orders to recent Showtime casualty Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Julie Plec’s outbreak thriller Cordon.
That said, there were also several CW pilots that did not receive series orders: Marc Cherry’s Cheerleader Death Squad, the reboot of Tales From the Darkside and the ghost-centric drama Dead People.
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? The cast includes Victor Garber (The Flash); Brandon Routh (Arrow); Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who); Caity Lotz (Arrow); Dominic Purcell (The Flash) and Wentworth Miller (The Flash). Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are the EPs.
Rebecca Bloom is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). The cast includes Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada); and Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man).
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Cordon stars David Gyasi (Interstellar); Christina Moses (Starship: Apocalypse), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), Kristen Gutoskie (Beaver Falls), Claudia Black (Farscape); George Young (Casualty), Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Spartacus: War of the Damned) and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Julie Plec and David Nutter are the EPs.