Fall 2012 TV: The Selection (Casting Update)

The Selection (The Selection, #1) 
As you may have heard The CW is ordering a pilot for the script adaptation of The Selection by Kiera Cass. This book beat out Unearthly to have its first episode filmed. It won't be confirmed to air primetime next fall until the people at the CW see the pilot and choose it for the fall 2012 lineup. 

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Two more actors have been added to the TV adaptation of The Selection. Sean Patrick Thomas (Save the Last Dance) has been cast as Sylvan Santos, a close adviser to the current queen. And Peta Sergeant is the fourth actor to be attached to the pilot and she will be playing rebel leader Gaia Woods. 

I think the casting choices are great and I like both the actors. I haven't read the book, but I'm getting more interested in it now that the cast is looking really great. 

The two leads have already been cast as well:

Aimee Teergarden - America Singer    
Ethan Peck - Prince Maxon.

So what do you think? Have you read the book? Will you be watching the show if it gets on air? 


  1. I'll definitely read the book before I watch the show, but you know the show is going to go far and beyond what the book is... which has its pros and cons. (That's if the pilot gets picked up!)

    1. Yeah, it will definitely go beyond the book, I know what you mean! Vampire Diaries is way past whatever the books could ever be. I still can't believe they're filming the pilot when the book hasn't even been officially released yet, but I will read it too before I watch the show :)

    2. Yea, I was thinking Vampire Diaries when I commented, haha! At least with tv shows, you get to explore each character in different ways and for a much longer period of time. I mean, I would have loved to see Twilight being a tv show. Imagine how different it would be?

      If a book has to be made into anything, I'd rather it be a tv show. Does it mean I'll watch it when it premieres every week? No. I'll wait for the entire season to be out on DVD and watch it all together like a super long movie. :)

    3. Haha! Yes, having it on DVD makes it twice as good because there is no waiting involved. I have never actually thought about Twilight as a TV show, but I think it would have been better as a TV show than it was a movie. There was more they could have done with it. Great point!

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  3. That is so awesome .. I had no idea the book was going to be made into a tv show !! I love the cast too .. I'll be definitely reading the book both because it sounds great and because it'll be made into a tv show :) !! Thanks for the info Krista :)

  4. This is so great! I haven't read this series, but I'm still excited. I'm definitely going to be reading this series. Thanks!

  5. I haven't read the book, but like you, I'm really interested in do it (you can be happy, is your fault or your post talking about the tv serie the reason because me wanna read the book. I hope that I giveaway the book for my next birthday, because I'm dying to read it.