The CW has picked up three new pilots to add to their drama-packed schedule, and have announced the title of a much-anticipated spin-off. The network is taking a chance on 'Identity,' 'Jane the Virgin,' and 'iZombie,' in addition to trying out a 'Supernatural' sequel.
'Identity' centers on a young woman in need of a transplant, who learns she is related to a powerful family whose son is her only hope for survival via a donor organ. The CIA then approaches her to investigate the family's involvement in domestic terrorism and to infiltrate their secretive world. Her loyalty, morality, and ethics are tested as she's forced to slowly build a case against the family who saved her life. The pilot is written by 'The Good Wife's Corinne Brinkerhoff and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The network has also ordered 'Jane the Virgin,' which is an adaptation of the successful Venezuelan telenovela about a hard-working, religious young Latina woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated. The drama, which is sure to inspire a new nightmare scenario for many of us, was written by '90210's Jenna Snyder Urman, and will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Electus.
Additionally, The CW has also picked up another pilot to add to it's undead repertoire. In addition to vampires, werewolves, hybrids, and ghosts, the network has now turned its attention to, you guessed it: zombies. 'iZombie,' based on the DC Comics property and adapted by 'Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas and his frequent collaborator Diane Ruggiero, is centered around a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in a coroner's office for the steady supply of brains, but with each brain she eats, she inherits the corpse's memories. She decides to use this information, along with the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, to solve homicide cases.
We've officially learned the title of the spin-off to the network's popular series 'Supernatural,' which will be called, 'Supernatural: Tribes.' Not a huge stretch, but it is sure to draw in the viewers. The series, which will premiere as a regular episode of 'Supernatural' this spring (much like when the network premiered 'The Originals' with a backdoor pilot during Season 4 of 'The Vampire Diaries' last year), will explore the clashing hunter and monster cultures of Chicago.