And upfronts madness continues! The CW has announced official pickups for four of its new pilots, joining “Vampire Diaries” spin-off “The Originals” on its schedule. The network, which kept many of its returning series on this year, was expected to pick up a total of five.
First up, they picked up “The Tomorrow People,” from fan favorite executive producers Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Brothers and Sisters”). Starring Robbie Amell (the cousin of CW leading man Stephen Amell) as a troubled teenage boy who discovers that he has psychic powers, the series is written and executive produced by “Chuck’s” Phil Klemmer. Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, and Aaron Yu also star.
“The 100,” which takes place after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, is about a group of 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to see if it’s fit for recolonization. It stars Henry Ian Cusick, Isaiah Washington, Paige Turco, Kelly Hu, Thomas McDonell, Eli Goree, Eliza Taylor, Christopher Larkin, Marie Avgeropoulos and Bob Morley.
“Friday Night Lights'” Aimee Teegarden and “90210’s” Matt Lanter lead “Oxygen,” which is now titled “Star-Crossed,” about an alien boy who is sent to high school to assimilate, where he sparks a romance with a human girl. It also stars “Vampire Diaries” fave Malese Jow, Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Titus Makin Jr., Greg Finley, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Chelsea Gilligan.
Finally, they picked up period piece “Reign,” led by Adelaide Kane, who will play a significant role this summer on “Teen Wolf.” She plays 15-year-old Mary Queen of Scots, who arrives in France betrothed to a Prince (Toby Regbo) she’s never met. Celina Sinden, Torrance Coombs, Jenessa Grant, Anna Popplewell, Megan Follows, Rossif Sutherland and Caitlin Stasey will also star. It’s executive produced by Laurie McCarthy.