CW filmed a pilot adaptation of the Kiera Cass series of Young Adult novels 'The Selection' for last year's pilot season. It was not picked up. Now, a year later, CW is heading down the road with 'The Selection' once again--and it would seem that Sean Patrick Thomas' performance in last year's pilot wasn't part of the problem.
Thomas has been brought back on board with this second-chance pilot, winning the same role that he played last time around. Thomas is now the only cast member from last season's attempt to return for the new version of 'The Selection,' with Aimee Teegarden dropping out of the lead role. The lead character in 'The Selection' is named America Singer and the race to find a new America is on for the CW.
'The Selection' has been described as 'The Hunger Games' meets 'The Bachelorette.' Just... let your mind run with that for a moment. Set 300 years in the future, 'The Selection' is described as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.
Thomas will reprise his role of Sylvan Santos, the Queen’s close advisor and an expert on all things related to royal etiquette. Santos will be instructing America on how to act in a regal manner. Here's hoping for a recreation scene from Thomas' 'Save the Last Dance' when he was a dance instructor.
Teegarden, while not slated to play America Singer any longer, will be starring in another CW pilot entitled 'Oxygen.'
More on this second-chance series when it becomes available.