CW Orders Archie Comics Series Riverdale, No Tomorrow And Frequency

Posted: May 13 2016, 6:39am CDT | by , Updated: May 13 2016, 10:37pm CDT, in News | Latest TV News

CW Orders Archie Comics Series Riverdale, No Tomorrow and Frequency
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  • CW Picks Up Riverdale, No Tomorrow and Frequency to Fill the Network Slots

CW is set to pick up and add three new shows to the slots of the schedule with production and writing agendas in line.

When a network starts, it needs an uplift in the right direction and CW got that with some of the hit shows on TV in Smallville and Supernatural. The network then produced some of the greatest shows like The Vampire Diaries and Arrow which gave the network some great stability. Now as time has passed and TV networking has changed as well, the network is making some big decisions about the show’s schedule.

The first might to drop two of its shows including Julie Plec’s Containment and Kristen Kreuk starrer Beauty and the Beast. Containment has been cancelled after just one season. Beauty and the Beast will be completing its run after four seasons.

The new schedule for the network renewed most of its shows including Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Arrow and others. CW has also acquired the rights for another DC Comic superhero show Supergirl.

In addition to that, three more shows has been picked up. This time the network is going for diversity in the content quality of the show. The first show to get picked up is Archie Comic based Riverdale.

It will be produced by Greg Berlanti and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with exec production with the Warner Bros. This show will be set on a present day premise based on the iconic Archie Comics characters.

Riverdale is a surprising and subversive take on the iconic characters of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead Jones, Josie and their friends as they explore the surrealism of small-town life.

The show will see the characters experience the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade. The cast will include K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, and Luke Perry.

“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics – and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Archie Comics Publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater. “It’s a culmination of my time here, and I’m eager to see Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The CW, Warner Brothers Studios, and the cast bring Riverdale to viewers every week. My promise to fans? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

The other show that the network is picking up is No Tomorrow which is based on a Brazilian format. Coming from the team behind Jane the Virgin, the show follows a risk-averse, straight-arrow female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution centre who falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest.

Together, they embark on a quest to fulfil their individual bucket lists with comedic and poignant results. Starring Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse, the show has been penned by Corinne Brinkerhoff and will be exec produced by Ben Silverman.

The third show is actually a reimaging of the 2000 movie, Frequency. The show will be titled the same but this time it will be centred on a female police detective in present 2016 where she discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father who was also a detective and died in 1996.

They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the "butterfly effect" wreak havoc in the present day. Supernatural's Jeremy Carver, along with the film's screenwriter, Toby Emmerich are set to exec produce alongside Carver, John Rickard and Lin Pictures' Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.

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