The CW has made its pickups and passes for pilot season.
What's picked up (given Shadow and Act's stated interest) includes the Charmed reboot, whose series regulars include Afro-Latina actress Madeline Mantock (as one of the sisters) and Ser'Darius Blain. The other sisters are portrayed by Sarah Jeffrey and Melonie Diaz.
Another is the high school football drama All-American, which is based on the life of Spencer Paysinger. It stars Daniel Ezra, Bre-Z and Taye Diggs; super producer Greg Berlanti is behind the show. "The project follows what happens when a rising high school football player from South Central Los Angeles is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. The potential series follows what happens when the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide."
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Both of these series orders are no surprise, as both were front-runners at the network. A Roswell reboot titled Roswell, New Mexico was also among the orders.
Per intel at The Hollywood Reporter, passes at The CW include Wayward Sisters, which aired as a backdoor pilot during Supernatural. It would have featured Clark Backo as a series regular. Also, The End of the World As We Know It, the pilot which starred Gage Golighty and Quinta Brunson has also been passed over. The pilot's premise: "When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two women Kate (Gage Golightly) and Ruby (Brunson), with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in the Valley, are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos."
The official schedule will be announced this week during upfronts.