The CW network has picked up multiple shows this week including: Riverdale, Frequency, and No Tomorrow!
The CW has ordered three new series for the 2016-17 season, in addition to picking up “Supergirl” from CBS for Season 2 and renewing almost the entirety of their 2015-16 lineup.
“Riverdale” hails from Warner Bros. Television and “Supergirl” and “The Flash” executive producer Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions. Set in the present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is described as a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. Berlanti serves as exec producer alongside Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also penned the pilot, which was directed by Lee Toland Krieger.
“Frequency,” written and executive produced by “Supernatural” showrunner Jeremy Carver, reimagines the 2000 New Line Cinema film of the same name, following a female police detective in 2016 who discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
“No Tomorrow” is written and exec produced by “Jane the Virgin” scribe Corinne Brinkerhoff and “Witches of East End” alum Maggie Friedman, along with writers Scott McCabe & Tory Stanton. When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists, to comedic and poignant results. Ben Silverman also serves as exec producer on the project, which hails from CBS Television Studios in association with Electus. Brad Silberling directed the pilot.