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The CW orders ‘Waltons’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ & ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ specials

US network The CW has commissioned three original scripted specials for existing and legacy titles The Waltons, Scooby-Doo and a spin-off from Legends Of Tomorrow. All three specials have been lined up for the fourth quarter of this year, with specific dates yet to be announced. The Waltons’ Homecoming is being produced by Magnolia Hill […]

The CW welcomes superhero drama ‘Naomi’ & sports spin-off ‘All American: Homecoming’

US network The CW has handed series orders to two scripted shows for its 2021-22 slate; Ava DuVernay-produced DC superhero project Naomi, and sports drama spin-off All American: Homecoming. Based on the comic book series that launched in 2019, Naomi is produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros Television. Written and exec-proiduced […]

Legendary hires Netflix alum to oversee TV expansion plans

US-based Legendary TV has hired former Netflix exec Jennifer Breslow to oversee its expansion plans. Breslow becomes EVP of TV & digital at Legendary TV and will report into Legendary’s head of TV, Chris Albrecht. She has been director of content for international original series at Netflix since 2016, where she worked on shows including […]

‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist launches Three Things Productions; inks overall WBTVG deal

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has launched her own production company, Three Things Productions, and signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG). The exclusive, multi-year deal will see Benoist develop and produce original TV shows, including comedies and dramas, for all platforms including HBO Max, cable and broadcast networks and third-party streamers. The […]

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. […]

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