The Complete Pilot Report: The CW Has a Vampire Diaries Spin-Off and Tomorrow People
Joseph Morgan, Aimee Teegarden
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are The CW's pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.)
The 100 (formerly known as The Hundred)
Nearly a century after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, 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.
A car accident leaves a family's patriarch (John Benjamin Hickey) in a coma-like state where he cannot speak or move, but can hear. His narration and various fantasy sequences provide a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of his family, which includes Madeline Carroll, Johnny Simmons and Elizabeth Marvel. Awkward's Vera Herbert will write and serve as a supervising producer, while Smash's David Marshall Grant will executive-produce with Elementary producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Michael Weston and Tori Anderson will also star.
A scandal at a Navy base in Virginia divides two former best friends — Gage Golightly and Stella Maeve. Supernatural's Sera Gamble will write and executive-produce with Oscar winner Taylor Hackford and Rizzoli & Isles' Bill Haber. Maya Kazan, Merle Dandridge, Graham Hamilton, Dondre Whitfield, Evie Thompson, Ben Winchell, Raymond Alexander Cham Jr., Chandler Kinney, Ryan Sypek and Arjun Gupta will co-star.
An upcoming Vampire Diaries episode will act as a backdoor pilot for a spin-off about the show's Original Family. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to New Orleans -- a town he helped build centuries ago -- to reunite with his diabolical former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Diaries executive producer Julie Plec will write and executive-produce, alongside Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell will also star.
An epic romance ignites 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.
Watch as a 15-year-old Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France, 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.
Originally set up at the network last pilot season, this Hunger Games-meets-The Bachelor drama follows a working-class young woman named America (Yael Grobglas) chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women to become the nation's next queen. Based on Kiera Cass' book of the same name, Selection will be written and executive-produced by The Vampire Diaries' Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. Anthony Stewart Head, Louise Lombard, Michael Malarkey, Lucien Laviscount, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ben Aldridge, Celia Massingham, Peta Sergeant and Sarah Winter will also star.
The Tomorrow People
Based on the U.K. series of the same name, it's the story of several young people — Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo, among them — from around the world 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.
Which pilots sound interesting to you?