The CW Picks Up ‘Riverdale’, ‘Frequency’, ‘No Tomorrow’ to Series
The CW is adding to its roster: in addition to the Supergirl pickup, the network has ordered a reimagining of the film Frequency; a subversive take on the Archie Comics world, Riverdale; and No Tomorrow about a mismatched duo who find love.
Here’s The CW’s take on its newest shows.
In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who 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.
Executive Producer / Writer: Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”)
Executive Producers: Toby Emmerich (“The Notebook” feature film), John Rickard (“Horrible Bosses”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO™ Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”), Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”)
Director: Brad Anderson
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television / Lin Pictures
Cast: Riley Smith (“Nashville,” “True Blood”), Mekhi Phifer (“ER,” “8 Mile”), Peyton List (“The Flash, “Mad Men”), Lenny Jacobson (“Nurse Jackie”), Anthony Ruivivar (“Third Watch”), Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries”), Daniel Bonjour (“The Walking Dead”)
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When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.
Executive Producer/Writer: Corinne Brinkerhoff (“American Gothic,” “Jane The Virgin,” “The Good Wife”)
Executive Producer/Writer: Maggie Friedman (“Witches of East End”)
Writers: Scott McCabe & Tory Stanton
Executive Producer: Ben Silverman (“Jane The Virgin,” “The Office”)
Director: Brad Silberling
Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with Electus
Cast: Tori Anderson (“Open Heart”), Josh Sasse (“Galavant”), Sarayu Blue, (“The Real O’Neals”), Amy Pietz (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”), Jesse Rath (“Defiance”), Jonathan Langdon (“Special Correspondents”)
Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Executive Producer / Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,” “Glee”)
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics)
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television / Berlanti Productions
Cast: Lili Reinhart (“Surviving Jack”), Cole Sprouse (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”), Ashleigh Murray (newcomer), Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Jesse Stone”), KJ Apa (“Shortland Street”), Madelaine Petsch (newcomer), Camila Mendes (newcomer), Marisol Nichols (“GCB”), Mädchen Amick (“Twin Peaks”)”