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The CW has given a pilot order to The Messengers, a drama from The Expendables producer Basil Iwanyk, TVGuide.com has learned.

When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

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Iwanyk will executive-produce with Teen Wolf writer Eoghan O'Donnell. Kent Kubena and Ava Jamshidi will co-executive-produce.

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