The CW Orders Mary Queen of Scots Drama and Series from Vampire Diaries, Arrow Producers
The CW handed out series orders to four new shows Thursday. The Tomorrow People, Reign, The 100 and Star-Crossed join the previously ordered Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals.
The Tomorrow People, which is based on the U.K. series of the same name, tells the story of several young people from around the world — Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo, among them — who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers like teleportation and telepathy. They work together to defeat the forces of evil. Chuck's Phil Klemmer will write and executive-produce with The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec and Arrow's Greg Berlanti. Mark Pellegrino and Madeleine Mantock will also star in the series, which landed on TVGuide.com's most promising pilots list.
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Reign follows a 15-year-old Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) as she arrives in France and is betrothed to Prince Frances (Toby Regbo). She must survive fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue. Outlaw's Stephanie Sengupta and CSI: Miami's Laurie McCarthy will write and executive-produce. Celina Sinden, Torrance Coombs, Jenessa Grant, Anna Popplewell, Megan Follows, Rossif Sutherland and Caitlin Stasey will also star.
Star-Crossed, previously known as Oxygen, is about an epic romance between a human girl (Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy (Matt Lanter) when he and eight others of his kind start attending high school in the suburbs. The Good Wife's Meredith Averill will write and executive-produce with Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol producer Josh Appelbaum. Grey Damon, Malese Jow, Natalie Hall, Titus Makin Jr., Greg Finley, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Chelsea Gilligan will also star in the series, which also landed on TVGuide.com's most promising pilots list.
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The 100 takes place nearly a century after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing. Based on the forthcoming Kass Morgan book of the same name, Jason Rothenberg will write and executive-produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Henry Ian Cusick, Isaiah Washington, Paige Turco, Kelly Hu, Thomas McDonell, Eli Goree, Eliza Taylor, Christopher Larkin, Marie Avgeropoulos and Bob Morley will star.
Which new CW series will you check out next season?