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The CW developing ‘Wonder Girl’ superhero series with first Latina ‘Arrowverse’ lead

US network The CW is in development on Wonder Girl, a new superhero drama series set to introduce the first Latina lead to its existing interconnected ‘Arrowverse’ of shows. The series is being helmed by Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions and based on DC Comics characters created by Joëlle Jones. The show […]

CW developing ‘Modern Austen’ and ‘Black Lightning’ spin-off for ‘Painkiller’

US network The CW is developing a modern update of British author Jane Austen’s novels, as well as a spin-off from superhero drama Black Lightning. Modern Austen is being made by Perry Mason writer Eleanor Burgess, Stephanie Allain’s Homegrown Pictures and Warner Bros. TV, where Allain is under a deal. The one-hour anthology series will […]

The CW’s ‘Supergirl’ to end next year after sixth season

The CW superhero series Supergirl is to end after its upcoming sixth season. The decision to end the show was made jointly by the US network, along with Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions, which will begin working on the final 20-episode season later this month for broadcast sometime next year. The series is based […]

The CW to adapt Stephen King’s ‘Revelations of Becka Paulson’

A new Stephen King adaptation is in the works at US network The CW, which has ordered a series based upon the horror writer’s short story The Revelations Of Becka Paulson. The one-hour drama, with the working title of Revelations, is based upon King’s 1984 tale of a woman who accidentally shoots herself in the […]

The CW does deal with ‘Devils’ to bolster fall schedule

US network The CW has picked up Sky Italia thriller Devils as it continues to acquire international series for its 2020/21 schedule. The series is produced by Sky Italia and Italian prodco Lux Vide, in association with Sky Studios and France’s Orange Studio. It originally aired on Sky Atlantic in Italy and OCS in France. […]

The CW eyes UK, Canada acquisitions as new season pushed to January

US broadcaster The CW has pushed the launch of its 2020/2021 season to January and acquired shows from Canada and the UK to bolster its slate, with further international additions being explored. Previously announced Superman & Lois, from Warner Bros. and Berlanti Productions, will debut from January in a 21.00 slot on Tuesdays after The […]

The CW names Mark Pedowitz as chairman & CEO

Warner Bros. Entertainment and ViacomCBS have promoted Mark Pedowitz to become chairman and CEO at the companies’ jointly owned US channel, The CW Network. Pedowitz will oversee all creative and business aspects of the network, which he joined as president in 2011 having previously headed up ABC Studios. Since then he has expanded its primetime […]

BET Networks appoints The CW’s Traci Lynn Blackwell for scripted

BET Networks has appointed The CW’s SVP of current programming Traci Lynn Blackwell to oversee its drama output. Blackwell takes the newly created role of head of scripted at BET with a remit to oversee all originals for the company’s linear channels and its streaming service BET Plus. She is based in LA and reports […]

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