Sunday, March 11, 2012

The CW dominates with new pilots!

There have been several developments in the small screen lately that I'm quite excited about. The CW has been beefing up it's already amazing list of shows and has a whole new slew of pilots coming out that you should be aware of. Check out some of the latest news!
The Selection by Kiera Cass, which isn't even out yet, has been picked up by The CW and is shooting a pilot. Right now they are casting for the show but I think it's going to be awesome! They are describing it as "an epic romance set 300 years in the future, when a poor young woman is selected by lottery to be a contestant in a competition to marry Prince Maxon and become queen of a war-torn country at a crossroads."

Cast in the title role of America Singer is Aimee Teegarden, of Prom, Scream 4 and Friday Night Lights (among other things):

In the role of Prince Maxon is Ethan Peck of 10 Thing I Hate About You (tv show), In Time, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice:

Playing the role of Queen Amberly is Leonor Varela from Blade 2:

I'm not sure if this is 100% confirmed or not but Sean Patrick Thomas, most famously known for his movie Save The Last Dance, is also attached to play Sylvan Santos, adviser to the current queen:

Now, to me, the casting looks like it is going well. I haven't read this novel yet and I don't know many of these actors but everything looks like it is going to plan. I can't wait to see where they are taking this show.

What do you guys think?

The CW is on a role with a few other noteworthy shows getting casts for pilots (which is a run through first episode to see how people respond to the show). Some are YA, some are not but all look good. Here's a taste of what's to come!

Another YA novel The Carrie Diaries has been picked up and casting has started here too! For those of you who don't know, this story follows a young Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City learning all about sex and the art of dating!

Cast as young Carrie Bradshaw herself is non other than AnnaSophia Robb from Race To Witch Mountain, Soul Surfer and Bridge to Terabithia.
I absolutely love this girl and can't wait to see what she does with this character! What's more, I think she looks a little like Sarah Jessica Parker (only prettier):

Cast as her love interest in the role of Sebastian Kidd is Austin Butler from Life Unexpected and Switched At Birth.
He's also pretty much wonderful. I loved him in Life Unexpected and don't you think he and AnnaSophia will be the cutest little blonde couple?

Finally, Freema Agyeman from Doctor Who and Torchwood has been cast as Larissa, Carrie's cool mentor of a sorts.

The CW is also cooking up a show called Joey Dakota and is bringing back some of my favorite people for it! Joey Dakota is described as "an adaptation of the Israeli series Danny Hollywood, Maya, a filmmaker working on a docu about Joey Dakota, a rock star who died too young in the 1990s. When Maya (somehow) travels back in time, she meets and falls in love with the musician, only to be thrust back to the present. She then labors to get back to the ’90s to help Joey dodge death — Butterfly Effect be damned!"

Sounds awesome, right? Well, check out the two people they have cast!

Amber Stevens from ABC Family' Greek is playing Maya:
I loved that show and she was super funny and fun in it!

Playing Joey Dakota is Craig Horner from Legend of the Seeker (my heart, be still):
My love for him as all around good guy Richard in Legend of the Seeker is pretty much ridiculous. I was a die hard fan of the show and was so sad to see it canceled. Can't wait to see him in this new role.

Finally, The CW has a comic book re-vamp getting ready to go.
Arrow will be another show to look for. Here's the plot thus far: "The show will follow former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who after being marooned for five years on a deserted island, returns with a mysterious agenda and lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime. The actor will play Walter Steele, a former business associate of the late Robert Queen and the No. 2 exec at Queen Consolidated who married Moira Queen following her husband's death at sea and the disappearance of her son, Oliver."

Cast in the title role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow is Stephen Amell:

Katie Cassidy will play Dinah "Laurel" Lance:

For more info and casting news, you can check out IMBD's page for this awesome new series!

What do you guys think? What are you most looking forward to? I can't even begin to choose. It looks like my DVR will be a whole lot fuller very soon!


  1. Thanks for the heads up! I'm looking forward to The Selection!

  2. Two words:


    I swear his voice is the sexiest thing on this planet. Now I really feel like I need to read The Selection before CW airs the pilot. ;D

    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

  3. Wow so many Book to TV adaptions coming out! I'm most excited for The Selection (even though I don't really care for Aimee Teegarden) but I'm a HUGE fan of Anna Sophia Robb so that looks awesome too. :)

  4. THe CW pilot I'm excited for is The Hollows by Kim Harrison. CW is really loving the Book to TV thing lately.

  5. But...but they didn't pick up Unearthly! D:


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