The CW has already ordered The Selection for pilot again this 2013-2014 TV season. Surprisingly they have chosen another YA book to be adapted to pilot. Kass Morgan's The Hundred has been ordered for development. Very shocking considering the book isn't even scheduled to release until Spring 2014! Continue reading for details on The Hundred and how I'd rank the pilots at the CW!
The Hundred by Kass Morgan Cass (In Development by The CW)
Executive Producers/Creator: Jason Rothenberg
My Thoughts: I find this news very surprising considering The Hundred is not even close to releasing in the book world. It's also MIA on goodreads and I couldn't even seem to find a website for the author. It makes me wonder how closely adapted the TV show would be. Probably not very close. I think the most they could use is the overall premise and then quickly diverge from whatever is in the text. Considering, if this does get picked up it will be airing Fall 2013, again before the book is released!
I still think the premise is very interesting, and if done correcting it could be great!
More Pilots in Development at The CW
Logline: "Charts Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue."
Executive Producers: Laurie McCarthy (Windfall) and Stephanie Sengupta (Ghost Whisperer)
My Thoughts: I like the overall premise, but it's doubtful that both The Selection and Reign will be chosen to air. Both have costumes with Princes and Queens, so they will be competing for a spot as series. At this point, it looks like The Selection has better chances.
Executive Producers: Richard Shepard (Ringer), Scott Rosenberg (Happy Town), and Sean Furst
My Thoughts: This is one of my top favorites ordered for pilot. I love aliens, and anything returning to Rosewell is okay by me. A top contender in my opinion!
Executive Producers: Sera Gamble (Supernatural)
My Thoughts: Not really feeling this premise compared to the others. The CW is really looking for high concepts this season since the other shows they have (90210, The Carrie Diaries) aren't really doing well. This seems like it would flatline on air. It really depends on the cast. Also, Sera Gamble was creator of Supernatural for seasons 6 and 7 (I believe) and those were some of my least favorite seasons of all time. Outlook: bleak.
Executive Producers: Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries)
Cast: Joseph Morgan (Klaus), Pheobe Tonkin (Haley), Daniel Gillies (Elijah)
My Thoughts: Honestly, I wouldn't care what made it to series as long as they pick up this show. I LOVE the Originals. They are the best part of The Vampire Diaries. Major news this week that Daniel Gillies has signed on to play Elijah! He's one of the most beloved Originals. All we need now is Rebekah and Kol!
How I'd Rank Them:
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What do you think of The Hundred? How do you rank the pilots on the CW? Excited for a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries? Sound off Below!!