The CW stuck with the offbeat, high-concept pilot orders today, giving the greenlight to two new dramas.
First up, Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec have brought the network an adaptation of the UK drama "The Tomorrow People," in what sounds like another entry into the superhero genre. The series revolves around young men and women who develop special powers such as the ability to teleport and communicate telepathically with one another, representing the next stage in human evolution. The series originally ran in the UK in the 1970s and was later re-run on Nickelodeon in the mid-1990s.
Berlanti already has one superhero success under his belt at the network as one of the minds behind the hit "Arrow," and the new series will find him reuniting with fellow "Dawson's Creek" alum Plec. It's not too surprising that The CW thinks that going back to the superhero well once again for its next big hit is a good idea.
Additionally, "Blink" is gained a pilot order at the network. The story finds a closely knit family torn asunder when the patriarch is involved a car accident, rendering him in a permanent vegetative state where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. Despite the heavy subject matter, the series purports to put a humorous, light-hearted spin on the family's tragedy, as the father narrates and provides context for his family's trials and tribulations. If nothing else, the series' concept is a unique one.
"Blink" will be written by Vera Harbert ("Awkward") who will serve as supervising producer on the series. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly ("Justified") will serve as executive producers along with "Smash"'s David Marshall Grant.
What do you think about these new pilots?