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2019 The CW Pilots - Dramas



Genre: Superhero Fantasy

Description: 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.

Series Creator: Caroline Dries.

Pilot Director: Marcos Siegas.

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics, Berlanti Productions, Mad Ghost Productions.




Description: A gender non-conforming recent high school graduate lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube, at the side of its founder and CEO, Madolyn. But not everyone is happy to have ab fab Marco Mejia there, and they are doing everything they can to take him down. On his own for the first time, this is Marco’s chance to live, love and grow to understand what it really means to be queer.

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Pilot Cast: Ben J. Pierce, Brooke Shields, Pierson Fodé, Jade Payton.

Series Creator: Jordon Nardino.

Pilot Director: Eva Longoria.

Producers: Jordon Nardino, Michael Rauch, Damon Wayans Jr., Kameron Tarlow.

Studios: CBS Television Studios, Two Shakes.

Jane the Novela


Genre: Soap and Anthology

Description: Envisioned as a soapy, telenovela-inspired anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin, where each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself. The first installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don’t stay buried for long.

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Pilot Cast: Jacqueline Grace Lopez, Marcia Cross, Hunter Parrish, Holland Roden, Benito Martinez, Ivone Coll, Remy Hii.

Series Creator: Valentina Garza.

Pilot Director: Brad Silberling.

Producers: Jennie Snyder Urman, Gina Rodriguez, Ben Silverman.

Studios: CBS Television Studios.

Katy Keene


Genre: Musical Soap

Description: 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 runway and in the recording studio.

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Pilot Cast: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Camille Hyde, Jonny Beauchamp, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz, Katherine LaNasa, Julia Chan.

Series Creator: Michael Grassi.

Based on: Archie Comics

Producers: Greg Berlanti.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions.

The Lost Boys


Genre: Fantasy

Description: Welcome to sunny Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat… and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers soon find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.

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Pilot Cast: Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi, Rio Mangini, Dakota Shapiro, Sarah Hay, Cheyenne Haynes, Del Zamora.

Series Creator: Heather Mitchell.

Based on: The feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures

Pilot Director: Catherine Hardwicke.

Producers: Rob Thomas (Writer), Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, Bill Bindley.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Gulfstream Television, Spondoolie Productions.

Nancy Drew

(Also known as The Haunting of Nancy Drew)

Genre: Detective Horror Drama

Description: 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.

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Pilot Cast: Kennedy McMann, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Scott Wolf.

Series Creator: Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage.

Based on: Nancy Drew book series

Pilot Director: Larry Teng.

Producers: Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage.

Studios: CBS Television Studios, Fake Empire.