The CW's just-unveiled fall schedule welcomes two new dramas, DC Comics' Batwoman and a reimagining of the classic Nancy Drew. (The Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene will arrive midseason.) Will they be hits or misses? Let the speculation begin!
Watch the official trailers below:
Sundays at 8:00pm
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Pilot Cast: Ruby Rose, Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, Camrus Johnson, Elizabeth Anweis.
Wednesdays at 9:00pm
Set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined. When Nancy ends up a suspect in a murder, it rekindles her love for detective work, even though the clues lead her to believe that a long-dead local girl may be the killer.
Pilot Cast: Kennedy McMann, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Scott Wolf.
The lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the
Pilot Cast: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Camille Hyde, Jonny Beauchamp, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz, Katherine LaNasa, Julia Chan.
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Jean-Maxime Renault is a TV addict based in Paris who writes about television and movies on AlloCiné (aka "the French IMDB"). In 2015 he created Season Zero, a website about television development and pilot season, which is now a part of Primetimer. Follow him on Twitter @SeasonZeroCom