CHARMED and ROSWELL Reboots and 3 Other Dramas Officially Given the Green Light by The CW

We didn’t ask for them, but we’re getting them. The CW has been talking about rebooting Charmed and Roswell, and it appears that during this season of cancellations and renewals, they have decided to green light these reboots as well as 3 other dramas, including a second spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. Here are the details of each series that we currently have.

Originally planned to be a prequel to the original series, Charmed has been reworked by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman to take place in the present day. Jessica O’Toole (Jane the Virgin) and Amy Rardin (Jane the Virgin) will write the script as well as executive produce alongside Urman. Brad Silberling (Jane the Virgin) will direct the show as well as executive produce with Ben Silverman. Madeleine Mantock (Into the Badlands), Melonie Diaz (The Belko Experiment), and Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue) will star as the three sisters who discover their witch powers after the death of their mother. Based solely on who is working on the project, if you like Jane the Virgin, you may enjoy this one.

The second adaptation of the young adult book series by Melinda Metz, Roswell will star Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) and Nathan Parsons (The Originals). The reboot is being developed by Carina Adly MacKenzie from The Originals. Here’s a synopsis:

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, NM, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

The Vampire Diaries already has one spin-off, The Originals, so why not give it a second. The second spin-off is called Legacies and will star Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis who will be reprising their roles from The Originals. Here’s the synopsis for Legacies.

[T]he story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves… in spite of their worst impulses.

Greg Berlanti from Arrow and April Blair from Jane By Design will be teaming up for All American. This will be a drama inspired by the life of Spencer Paysinger, a pro football player.

All American tells the story of a rising high school football player from South L.A. recruited to play for Beverly Hills High and the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — as they begin to collide.

If you’re more into Comedy-dramas (or Dramedies), you may be interested in watching the TV movie In the Dark. Perry Mattfield (Shameless) will star with Austin Nichols (Bates Motel) and Derek Webster (NCIS: New Orleans). Ben Stiller (Zoolander 2) will act as executive producer alongside Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer). This TV movie was created by Corinne Kingsbury.

Comedy-drama In the Dark follows a flawed and irreverent blind woman who is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Are you interested in any of these shows?

Source: ComingSoon

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